Your Impact

In 2016, the bariatric clinic at the QE2 Health Sciences Centre, the Halifax Obesity Network, hosted its first-ever obesity awareness walk called Strides for Obesity.

It was an event that was brought about by the need for obesity awareness. Obesity is recognized as a chronic disease and in order to effectively be able to treat and manage it, we have to build and raise awareness and understanding that obesity is NOT a personal choice. This understanding will also help eliminate weight stigma. In Nova Scotia, we still have a long way to go in educating and raising awareness, thus, our goal…our passion…is to keep the conversation going and to help individuals looking for support and to advocate for increased access to weight management and treatment services. 

 

Since 2016, with the support of PEOPLE LIKE YOU, Strides for Obesity has made a POSITIVE IMPACT!

WE COULD NOT HAVE  DONE IT WITHOUT THE ENTHUSIASTIC PARTICIPATION AND INSPIRING SUPPORT

FROM A GROUP OF EXTRAORDINARY INDIVIDUALS!

#StridesforObesity   #StopObesityStigma   #Letsmakeadifference   #StrideforChange   #MakingStrides 

BARIATRIC SURGERY PILOT
BARIATRIC SURGERY PILOT

Launch of a pilot program aimed at knowledge transfer and practical translation for PCPs to support patients in 

preparing them for Bariatric 

Surgery in a Primary Care 

setting.

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EQUIPMENT NEEDS
EQUIPMENT NEEDS

The purchase of a professional

bariatric portable scale to 

support patient care

COLLABORATION
COLLABORATION

Inspired  the start of an

innovative collaborative 

relationship with the orthopedic surgery clinic is helping patients dealing with obesity and needing a joint replacement.

RESEARCH SUPPORT
RESEARCH SUPPORT

Support for an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy  (ACT) pilot study  that was done as an

8-week telephone-based coaching program looking to improve health outcomes in patients having undergone bariatric surgery.

Together we can create change for individuals affected by obesity