Nova Scotia Health (NSH) has approached Unifor for input on an Equity Framework for health care. Your answers to this brief survey will inform the union’s letter to the Nova Scotia government with a workers’ perspective on inequality in the Nova Scotia health care system.
We appreciate you taking a few minutes to share your experiences as a worker in a health care setting. Your responses will only be seen by Unifor and will not be shared directly with employers.
We understand the questions in this survey may be triggering for some members and we appreciate the energy and emotional effort it takes to share your experiences. The union values any experiences you are willing and able to share so that we can continue our work in breaking down barriers for equity-deserving groups.
If you have any concerns or questions about this process, or additional feedback, you can contact: Jennifer Murray, Atlantic Regional Director at @email
What is a Health Equity Framework?
NSH describes their framework as “an EDIRA (Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Reconciliation and Accessibility) guide for the health system to better understand and address factors contributing to disparities of health outcomes in Nova Scotia.”
- Focuses on health system influences that are linked to health inequities, anchored by the social and structural determinants of health
- Provides a lens and tool for decision-making on health equity in relation to service delivery, programs, and operations
- Provides clear, measurable outcomes with indicators/metrics to assess progress
You can find more information about this process and sign up for email updates from NSH at the Equity4Health website.