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The Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation was recently named as one of the Best Places to Work in Atlantic Canada. This ninth annual program was created by Progress magazine and Best Companies Group. This survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in Atlantic Canada, benefiting the region's economy, workforce and businesses. The list is made up of 31 companies.

The NSHRF is proud to announce that we have been awarded the 2015 Mainstay Award for Small Business by the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) of Nova Scotia. This is awarded to a small business (fewer than 20 employees or full-time equivalents) demonstrating an exemplary health and safety program, innovation and proven injury prevention and/or return to work track record.

The Knowledge Sharing Workshop on LGBTQ Health will focus on sharing the findings of our research on LGBTQ health in Nova Scotia with key decision-makers and knowledge-users to inform the process of developing primary health priorities and consensus on:

1) what are the salient primary health issues to be measured
2) how best to measure these to help inform primary health practices and responses, and
3) how to develop culturally competent baseline primary health assessment approaches and tools, with, for and by the LGBTQ communities in Nova Scotia.

The goal of the Nova Scotia LGBTQ Health Research Conference is to foster sustainable collaboration among stakeholders to set priorities for future research on improving patient-oriented LGBTQ health care in Nova Scotia and to work together to produce and implement solutions to advance LGBTQ pathways to primary health.