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The Department of Health and Wellness provides health care for Nova Scotians, offering programs and services that protect and promote health, and treat illness.

  • The Nova Scotia Department of Health Promotion and Protection Business Plan 2009-2010 contains a number of references to health disparities, the social determinants of health, and population health. The Department aims to provide “leadership in addressing issues from a determinants of health perspective and influencing policy decisions in other departments and across sectors… raising the issues, bringing the evidence to the table, providing an understanding of the short and long term impacts and complex inter-relationships of policy decisions, providing leadership in asking the questions, facilitating the discussion, and providing input into solutions” (p. 9).

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