Members of the Lions Clubs of Nova Scotia were on the Dalhousie campus on January 18 to present funds they raised for the Dalhousie Hearing Aid Assistance Program (DHAAP), offered by the School of Human Communication Disorders. DHAAP provides refurbished hearing aids to low-income seniors who would otherwise not be able to afford them.
The School of Health Sciences is partnering with the Lung Association and the Lions Clubs to help Nova Scotians breathe better. Students in the Respiratory Therapy program are helping to refurbish Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BiPap) machines for the Lung Association of Nova Scotia’s Sleep Apnea Refurbishment Program.
After the devastating effects of the Halifax Explosion, the need for public health nursing expertise became a priority. In 1920, Dalhousie University offered the first Canadian program in public health nursing for graduate students.