The Government of New Brunswick, through the Department of Health, take steps to develop, within the next twelve month period, a multi-year comprehensive and integrated health services plan for the province. The plan should outline the following: measurable desired health outcomes; measurable service targets (range and volume of services); standards for the level and quality of services; financial and human resources (inputs) required to achieve service targets and the geographical and linguistic allocation of services and resources.
The Government of New Brunswick, through the Department of Health, review the organization and delivery of primary health care in the province with a view to maximizing the utilization of existing human and financial resources. This review should focus on ways to improve access to care and quality of care, as well as integration with other health services programs, namely hospital services.
The Government of New Brunswick, through the Department of Health, ensure that a concerted strategy is developed to improve health promotion and disease prevention in the province. This strategy should consider the determinants of health, and focus first on four key areas: achieving healthy weights, lowering high blood pressure rates, improving mental health and preventing injuries. The strategy must identify the organization responsible for the coordination of the work with related stakeholders for an integrated execution of the initiatives undertaken.
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