Be one of 30 people to join Sarah Blades, a Prevention & Health Promotion Specialist for a casual conversation about her career journey. Sarah Blades will share highlights and struggles from their post secondary and career experiences.
From this conversation take away:
- the importance of connecting,
- why it is never too late for change, and
- why equity, diversity, inclusion and reconciliation are all incredibly important to supporting healthy populations.
Sarah is also here to answer your questions. Submit a question in advance or ask your questions during the event!
Sarah Blades has worked in the field of Health Promotion for the past 14 years – holding various positions within government and non-government organizations in Nova Scotia/Mi'kma'ki. She is a graduate of the BSc Health Promotion program, and the BSc Psychology program at Dalhousie University ('07). She also holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Waterloo ('12).
Sarah has worked as a health promoter in the areas of Injury Prevention, Community Development, Occupational Health, Safety & Wellness and currently in Mental Health & Addictions at IWK Health. As a Prevention & Health Promotion Specialist at IWK Health, Sarah’s role includes using upstream approaches to increase protective factors and reduce risk factors and inequities, for children and youth. This work has implications in improving mental wellness for children, youth and families in Nova Scotia, and beyond. Some of the portfolios Sarah currently supports within her team include: Tobacco/Vaping & Cannabis, Suicide Prevention & Risk Reduction, Poverty, Alcohol, and the Industrial Determinants of Health.