In light of recent respiratory disease trends in Nova Scotia, with more than 135,000 Nova Scotians suffering from chronic respiratory illness, lung health stakeholders insist that a new generation of goals and activities are needed to reduce the heavy burden of respiratory disease in Nova Scotia.
Data collected through extensive stakeholder consultation, research into key documents and best practices, and the Nova Scotia Lung Disease Profile Project were used to identify, develop and prioritize a new set of respiratory health goals and activities in the province.
The first complete draft of the Nova Scotia Lung Health Strategy (NSLHS) was presented to the NSLHS Steering Committee on November 9th, 2009. The Strategy was launched, in partnership with the Department of Health, in February 2010. The Strategy is not intended to address every lung health related issue in the province, but rather provide a starting point from which to move lung health forward.
Please click here to access the NSLHS.