N.S. public health workers slowly resuming in-person community programs – CBC

Early Years drop-ins among the first programs to restart as staff scale back COVID response

Nov 08, 2022

Public health teams across Nova Scotia are stepping back from a full-scale COVID response, and are slowly reintroducing community support programs that used to be common throughout the province.

It’s great news for resource centres including Parents and Children Together (PACT) in Cole Harbour.

“We were so, so happy,” said Deanna Coleman, the program director of PACT, when she heard a once-a-month family drop–in service would resume.

The Early Years public health drop–in is a chance for parents and caregivers of newborns and young children to ask public health nurses about things like nutrition or growth milestones. Coleman says it helps build relationships in the community.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/n-s-public-health-workers-slowly-resuming-in-person-community-programs-1.6643462

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