About Action for Health

A Strategic Plan for Nova Scotia

The Future of Healthcare

We’ve heard it over and over again. The message is clear - change is needed to provide better care for Nova Scotians and to support and respect the people who work in the health system.

Action for Health is our plan to achieve this, with investments in people, tools, technology, and infrastructure – over the short and long term.

It also provides solutions for a completely different kind of healthcare experience and health culture for Nova Scotia – one that is proactive and focused on people and patients. It will require a new kind of relationship between the traditional healthcare system, providers, patients, communities, and partners. A system where people’s wider needs are supported to address the root causes of poor health and avoid unnecessary hospital visits.

Action for Health is the first step in transforming health in Nova Scotia. It will not be easy. It will be expensive. And it will not happen overnight. But we are willing to do the work and make the investments needed to give Nova Scotians the health system they deserve. Our plan highlights many – but not all – of the actions that will be taken over the next four years.

At the end of this journey, we will have true health transformation – for our generation and those who follow.

The Full Strategic Plan

Message from The Premier
This is a turning point for Nova Scotia. As we move from identifying problems to fixing them, I’m confident we are heading in the right direction.

~ Premier Tim Houston