HOPES - Halifax Outreach Prevention Education Support
What is HOPES?
A student led initiative with the objective of establishing a collaborative interprofessional community Health Centre for marginalized populations at St. Andrew’s church Sunday Suppers.
Enhanced health, learning, and equity through collaborative relationships.
Our mission is to make a meaningful contribution to the Halifax community by delivering sustainable and accessible interprofessional health and social services. By complementing existing services, we aim to create a supportive and healing environment that focuses on education, advocacy, and positive social change.
Accessibility: Reducing barriers to deliver our services in an equitable, inclusive and respectful manner consistent with the changes we hope to see in society.
Adaptability: Working to meet the dynamic needs of patients/clients by navigating, complementing and partnering with existing community resources.
Collaboration: Creating a supportive environment for patients/clients, students and professionals to work together and learn from one another.
Excellence: Committing to offer the best possible services to address health inequities with the resources available to us.
Sustainability: Maintaining relationships through an organizational model that will ensure continuity of care and foster compassion in our community.
Who is involved?
Nine academic programs from Dalhousie University, Mount Saint Vincent University and the Medavie Health Education program:
Students in all programs will be part of the HOPES Health Outreach Team.
Dentistry/ Dental Hygiene