Ms. Eunice Abaga has a Master-level qualification in Adult Education and Public Administration. She has extensive experience in program development, strategic planning, program evaluation, public relations, human resources, and research analysis. She has also been involved in a variety of leadership positions and in key provincial initiatives in the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness, Primary Health Care. Her projects include initiating and leading a project to design and develop a Health Literacy and Cultural Competence Guide. This resource is available online. Eunice is also involved in the Your Way to Wellness program, a chronic disease self-management program in Nova Scotia.
Eunice works as a Policy Analyst with the Primary and Acute Care Branch of the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness. Eunice is also committed to community development and volunteering. She serves in various Boards including Health Association of African Canadians (HAAC), New Start Counseling and Bedford Players. She is also passionate about health policy and systems research. Eunice’s interests have inspired her to grow her role in professional training, coaching, speaking, and consulting. She has interest in access, quality, and equity issues with a focus on health, education, employment, disability, workplace accommodation and burnout. Additionally, Eunice is an active patient advocate who volunteers her time as a simulated patient through the Interprofessional Education Simulation Program of the Department of Medicine at Dalhousie, as well as a patient partner with the SPARK Study.
The SPARK study is a CIHR-funded national study that was birthed out of the lack of data on social determinants of health in primary care settings in Canada. Healthcar...