Community Health Boards
|Pugwash and Area Community
The Pugwash and Area Community Health Board (CHB) is comprised of all areas in and around the communities of Malagash, Northport, Pugwash, Wallace, Wentworth and Westchester.
Peter Lewis, Chair
Greg Nix, Vice Chair
Meeting Dates and Times
First Thursday of the month from September – June 6–8 p.m.
Community Engagement & Education
The Pugwash and Area Community Health Board is a very active board working on several projects each year.
Walk Around the World
In 2011 the board encouraged the community to be active and count all their steps. After almost 12 months the goal of walking the equivalent of around the world was met, and they hosted a community pot luck featuring dishes from all around the world.
Education and Information Sessions
Each year the board listens to the community and tries to provide education and information sessions. Over the past few years they have hosted speakers covering topics such as;
- Personal Care Directives
The Pugwash and Area CHB understand the importance of sun safety, and are committed to spreading the word. Each year they work hard to raise awareness at community events by sharing information and samples.
One of the board's priorities is educating people about local resources and this year, with the help of the other Cumberland Community Health Boards, they were able to print and distribute over 5000 copies of the Cumberland County Helping Tree. The document, which provides a guide most necessary resources, was distributed through a local newspaper and given to all local school children in the county.
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