Nova Scotia Brotherhood Initiative (NSBI)
Primary Health Care

Nova Scotia Brotherhood Initiative is a free program for Black men to access health care in the community to improve overall health and wellbeing. A team of health care professionals provide culturally-appropriate primary medical care plus health and wellness services for men of African descent across Halifax Regional Municipality.

Health and wellness services include:

  • Primary medical care
  • Health promotion and wellness education
  • Chronic disease management
  • Navigation to community resources
  • Variety of free health and wellness programs (.pdf)  throughout the year.

More about this service

Locations and contact information

To make an appointment, or for general information
Tel: 902-434-0824
email: nsbrotherhood@cdha.nshealth.ca
 
Dartmouth
260 Wyse Road, Dartmouth
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Hammonds Plains
Upper Hammonds Plains Community Centre
711 Pockwock Road, Upper Hammonds Plains
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North Preston
North Preston Community Centre
44 Simmonds Road, North Preston
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East Preston
W5 Mall Suite 201
1900 Highway 7, East Preston
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Men's Health League (Support Group Info)

The Men’s Health League is a volunteer peer-to-peer support group for Black men to spread key health messages to other men in the community through social and physical activities, as well as promote the health and wellness services of the Nova Scotia Brotherhood health care team.

Members of the Men’s Health League:

  • Serve as a health role model in the community
  • Share health information on key topics
  • Engage friends and family in wellness and healthy living
  • Report back about emerging health issues
  • Act as a bridge between community members and the Nova Scotia Brotherhood health care team

To become a member of the Men’s Health League contact us at 902-434-0824 or email nsbrotherhood@cdha.nshealth.ca

Documents, Forms and Schedules

For Healthcare Professionals

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The Nova Scotia Brotherhood team focuses on key health issues that are important to men of African descent. 
  • Accessing health care
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Mental health and addictions
  • Nutrition and physical activity
  • Obtaining health information
  • Prostate cancer
The initiative focuses on:
  • Improving access to core health care services and managing chronic illness
  • Navigating the wider health care system
  • Health promotion and education specific for Black men
  • Providing culturally-aware health professionals
  • Community connections and partnerships with local organizations
  • Improved awareness and navigation of community services
  • Health champions for Black men’s health within the community
  • Development of a Men’s Health League to support living a healthy lifestyle
     
Nova Scotia Brotherhood is an initiative of Nova Scotia Health Authority, in partnership with African Nova Scotian Affairs and the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness.