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Making a Case for Smiles

Two hundred bright, beautiful pillowcases were delivered to the Aberdeen Hospital last week. They are the most recent donation to the Aberdeen Health Foundation from organizers Kay Desborough and Jane Williams and made by the hands of many volunteers who came together for a day of sewing and comradery in May at the Pictou United…

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Paving the Way for Mental Health

The Aberdeen Health Foundation’s Sandbar Mental Health Endowment has received a major boost from the Nova Scotia Road Builders Association, with a donation of $80,000. This donation was raised at the group’s annual fundraising auction in January and represents only the second time in the organization’s history that this figure was hit. “The cause of…

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Meet our Executive Director

The Board of the Aberdeen Health Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle Ferris to the position of Executive Director of the Aberdeen Health Foundation. Michelle brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from a variety of sectors in Pictou County. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated a commitment to building healthy communities…

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Calling Communities to Host Vital Conversations

Pictou County Vital Signs About 60 people gathered at NSCC on May 9 to take part in the “Vital Conversation” event hosted by the Pictou County Vital Signs Core Team. The event was just the first in a series the committee hopes will be hosted around Pictou County. “Our goal is to gather community input,…

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Vital Signs

Want to get involved? Pictou County Vital Signs is just getting started and we need your help. Would you like to host a Vital Conversation for your geographical or interest community? Contact Jessica at United Way of Pictou County to learn more, 902-755-1754.   UPCOMING: Stay tuned! What is Pictou County Vital Signs The Aberdeen…

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Vital Conversation Coming Up on May 9

How might we improve health, belonging & quality of life in Pictou County? People who live here know this place best and have the greatest stake in creating local solutions. Come share your knowledge and experience about life in Pictou County. This conversation will guide research for a Vital Signs report, a “where we are…

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Deadline Approaching for Population Health Funding Opportunity

Projects that support early childhood development, address homelessness, improve accessibility to nutritious food, and encourage healthy lifestyles are a few examples of the types of projects that could qualify for the Aberdeen Health Foundation’s Population Health funding. Last month, the Aberdeen Health Foundation announced $50,000 in funding to support community-based projects that maintain, protect, and…

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Funding Announced to Foster Good Population Health

The Aberdeen Health Foundation has announced $50,000 in funding that will support community-based projects that maintain, protect, and improve the health of the people of Pictou County. The deadline to apply for this funding is April 23. Aberdeen Health Foundation Director and Chair of the Population Health Committee, Dr. Aaron Smith, provided details about the…

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Population Health Funding

2018 Population Health Funding $50,000 in projects have been awarded. Read more >> 2018 Population Health Funding   The purpose of the Population Health Funding initiative of the Aberdeen Health Foundation is to provide funding opportunities in Pictou County for projects and programs that: Focus on the maintenance, protection, and improvement of the health of the…

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