This document reports on multiyear trends regarding the health of New Brunswick children and youth. The report focuses on four priority areas: improving mental health; achieving healthy weights; preventing injuries and achieving tobacco-free living. The report also highlights the importance of adequate sleep to improve all four priority areas and overall wellbeing. The final section provides some thoughts on future areas of action to help children and youth and improve our measuring and understanding of data.
Insufficient sleep time among youth can have consequences on your mental health, weight, risk of injury and likeliness to use tobacco.
The Health System Report Card measures the quality of health services delivered in New Brunswick, by sector of care and by dimension of quality. The 2016 edition was the sixth edition of the report card.
The purpose of the New Brunswick Student Wellness Survey (NBSWS) is to examine students' perceptions, attitudes and behaviours in a number of key areas related to student well-being. It is a provincial initiative of the New Brunswick Department of Social Development - Wellness Branch in cooperation with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. Data collection and analysis is carried out by the NBHC.
This report assesses the current status of the New Brunswick health system’s efforts in terms of prevention or management of chronic health conditions. The report describes key elements for optimal quality of service and analyzes several indicators to provide an understanding of the current quality of service with an emphasis on efficiency and effectiveness.
The Cost of Chronic Health Conditions to New Brunswick provides a specific illustration of the sustainability challenge to New Brunswick's health system. The increasing prevalence of multiple chronic health conditions is a significant contributor to New Brunswick’s rising health system costs, and current resource allocations are unlikely to reduce the increase. This will require an emphasis on comprehensive community health services and targeted, sustainable multi-year funding growth.
The Population Health Snapshot presents key indicators on the health status, determinants of health, demographics, chronic health conditions and hospital admissions of all seven New Brunswick health zones.
This report highlights population health trends and the provincial health system's inadequate response to these trends.