A lot of work has been taking place to move forward on the priorities of the Community Health Needs Assessment, covering Hillsborough to Alma. Below, you will find the 10 priorities with an update of what is happening under each. Many of the initiatives listed below are supported by the Bennett and Albert County Health Care (BACH) Foundation.
The Well Woman Program available at the Albert County Health & Wellness Centre focuses on keeping women healthy through education, screening and physical exams.
What is it? The Well Woman Program is an appointment with the Nurse Practitioner that may involve screening for cervical and breast cancer and education on maintaining your health.
By Jill Thibodeau, Photo by Janet Wallace
Between what we hear on TV and read in the news or the internet, healthy eating can become very confusing —but it doesn’t have to be. Registered dietitians can help you navigate through nutrition information and provide sound, safe and personalized nutrition advice.
Who are dietitians?
Registered dietitians are health professionals who have a university degree from an accredited university program and hundreds of hours of supervised training. They are regulated nutrition health professionals, meaning they are accountable to a regulatory body and have to keep their skills up-to-date. They use the best available scientific evidence to provide guidance and recommendations to clients or communities according to their unique values and circumstances.
The Albert County Health and Wellness Centre has changed its hours. Please note current hours below. For appointments in Riverside-Albert or Hillsborough, or information about other services, call 882-3100.
By: Janet Wallace
If you look through the Connecting Albert County calendar, you will often see references to the Community Room or Community Health Room. The room is on the lower level of the Albert County Health and Wellness Centre in Riverside-Albert. In case you have never been there, we thought it was time to introduce you to the Community Health Room – a valuable resource in our area.
In rural Albert County, we are fortunate to be able to access the services of the Albert County Health and Wellness Centre. The Health Centre provides primary health care and promotes healthy lifestyles within the communities of Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma and the surrounding areas. The Health and Wellness Team of physicians, nurse practitioner, outreach diabetes case manager, nurses, dietitian and physiotherapist care about your health and are there to support you.
Albert County Health and Wellness Centre
Primary Health Care ensures continuity of care for the individual, family and/or community. It includes primary care, but is a much broader concept that also encompasses community programs and services. It includes population health, health promotion, disease and injury prevention, wellness care, chronic disease management across the lifespan, and community development.
In 2009, the late Belinda Myers, principal at Caledonia Regional High School, realized many of her students did not have easy access to primary healthcare. She asked Krista Cormier, a nurse practitioner at the Albert County Health and Wellness Centre if they might work out a solution together.
(Photo: Taylor Weston gives the “thumbs up” for a program funded by the Bennett and Albert County Healthcare Foundation that allows her to see a nurse practitioner without even leaving the school)
Connecting Albert County encourages the pursuit of healthier lifestyle choices and outdoor recreation. We live in a beautiful region that offers year-round opportunities to get healthy while appreciating nature.
To encourage healthy living, we announce workshops on health and wellness, opportunities to join recreation groups or fitness classes, and wellness programs hosted by the Albert County Health & Wellness Centre.
We describe favourite hiking, skiing and snowshoeing trails in our newsletter and encourage residents to post stories and images of healthy activities in Albert County.
To learn more about our health services, visit the Albert County Health & Wellness Centre in Riverside-Albert and the Bennett and Albert County Health Care Foundation.
To learn about hiking, canoeing and kayaking trails, visit the Fundy Biosphere’s Amazing Spaces and Fundy National Park.
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