Communicable Disease Control (CDC) has been for centuries the cornerstone of Public Health. As the Public Health System for the 21st century evolves, the prevention component of communicable disease control (CDPC) will be enhanced and strengthened in conjunction with the traditional health protection component. Both components will contribute to fulfilling the vision of the Department of Health and Wellness, which is to help Nova Scotians be healthier and safer.
Department of Health and Wellness provides leadership in program development as it relates to the prevention and control of communicable diseases as well as direction and evidence-informed advice to a variety of Public Health practitioners, internal and external partners, stakeholders and organizations on issues pertaining to communicable disease prevention and control. Inherent as well within will be the response to new and re-emerging infectious diseases, and the management of outbreaks related to communicable diseases.