With the objective of informing citizens about the health and well-being of their communities, the New Brunswick Health Council (NBHC) has released Population Health Profiles for the 33 communities and 7 Health Zones in the province.
The Population Health Profiles provide an overview of the health and well-being of people who live, learn, work, and take part in activities in each community of our province. Information in the Profiles is organized according to the NBHC Population Health Model which explores health outcomes based on the factors that contribute to an individual’s health and well-being, also known as the determinants of health. These factors include Social & Economic factors, Physical Environment, Health Behaviours, and Health Services.
“Applying our population health model at a local level enables citizens and decision makers to better understand the unique realities of each community in the province. This can be used to foster collaboration toward a common vision of informed, engaged, and healthier New Brunswickers,” explains Stéphane Robichaud, CEO of the NBHC.
Each profile was created by analyzing information from more than 400 population health indicators, available in the Population Health Data Tables on the NBHC website. The profiles also highlight observations regarding population health for a variety of age groups within the province, with specific data available for children, youth, adults, and seniors.
“Since 2008, the NBHC has worked to collect, analyze, and share data at the local level in order to better inform decisions about each community’s needs,” adds Robichaud. “These efforts are still a work in progress, and our data collection work must continue to grow and evolve so that all citizens in New Brunswick can have an accurate, timely, and comprehensive understanding of the population health of their communities.”
The Population Health Profiles are now available on the NBHC website.
Legislative Breakfast and Media Information Session
On October 26th, the NBHC will be organizing a breakfast for Members of the Legislative Assembly to present the Population Health Profiles. This event will be followed by an information session for the media in the Saint John Ballroom at the Crowne Plaza, Lord Beaverbrook Hotel in Fredericton, NB at 9:30 a.m. Stéphane Robichaud, CEO of the NBHC, will be the speaker and will be available to answer questions from the media following the session. It will be important to please confirm your attendance to reserve your seat.
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