ROLE DESCRIPTION – Community Health Board Member, Eastern Kings Catchment Area
What is a Community Health Board (CHB)?
What does a CHB do?
Community Health Boards gather ideas and share information about how to improve and promote health & wellness close to home. They focus on the many factors that affect health & wellness in our communities, including income, education and a sense of belonging, among others. They share what they have learned about your health & wellness priorities with Nova Scotia Health Authority, IWK Health Centre, and community groups. Community Health Boards advocate for actions to promote and improve health & wellness based on what communities say is most important. Guided by their Community Health Plans, they develop partnerships with local community groups and they award Wellness Fund grants to local community projects.
What Does a CHB NOT Do?
What are the benefits of being a CHB Member?
What interests/experiences/skills do you need to be a CHB member?
What is the time commitment?
Typically, members are expected to attend one meeting per month, approximately 1.5 to 2 hours in length, 10 months of the year (September to June). Additional sub-committee work and meetings may be requested periodically. CHB members are appointed for a term of up to three years, with a maximum of two three-year terms of service. There will be many opportunities for participation in public engagement, health promotion, sub-committees.
What training and support is offered?
Members will participate in the established volunteer development and engagement process and receive an orientation binder at their first meeting with a formal orientation to the board in the first year. Specific training for future roles is provided as they are assumed. Ongoing support will be provided by the CHB Coordinator and the Executive committee.
What is expected of me as a CHB member?
Attend and actively participate in the meetings and affairs of the CHB.
Maintain a positive and collaborative working relationship both within the CHB and with the NSHA and other organizations and groups. Capacity to look at all sides of an issue and render wise decisions. Disclosure of any real or perceived conflict of interest. Participation in annual self and board evaluation process.
Who are the CHBs and their members accountable to?
For more information on Community Health Boards, please check out: https://www.communityhealthboards.ns.ca/
If you're interested in discussing membership with the Eastern Kings Community Health Board, please reach out to CHB Coordinator Debra Philpitt at Debra.Philpitt(AT)nshealth.ca or via phone at 902-542-1244.
Please be advised that the recruitment and application process may be delayed or postponed due to COVID-19 precautions. Interested candidates are still encouraged to apply to be added to a list for follow-up.
Job Types: Part-time, Volunteer
Salary: $0.00 /year