Using results based on the responses of more than 6,900 New Brunswickers who participated in the 2018 edition of the NBHC’s Home Care Survey, this document looks at their health service experiences for the Extra-Mural Program, the Long Term Care Program and the Disability Support Program. It discusses the aspects of quality of program services that go beyond simply measuring satisfaction, and encourages those responsible for the programs to create targets based on the survey indicators.
Using results from the 2017 edition of the Primary Health Survey, this document discusses a new measure of unmet home care need among the general population of New Brunswick and the implications of New Brunswickers being able to stay in their homes. It also shows geographic and demographic variability of unmet needs, and suggests that those responsible for home care services further review unmet need and incorporate their findings into planning and service delivery.
An infographic full of data on the use of cannabis among New Brunswick youth: by geography, by district, by subgroup and over time, as well as the factors most related to their use of cannabis.
Clear responsibilities and targets are key to improving Primary Health Services.
This document presents key results from the 2017 edition of the Primary Health Survey.
This infographic shows why achieving tobacco-free living must be a priority in N.B. (page 1), as well as levels of urgency for smoking intervention, by community (page 2).
The New Brunswick Elementary Student Wellness Survey is a provincial initiative of the Department of Social Development – Wellness Branch, in co-operation with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. Data collection and analysis is conducted by the New Brunswick Health Council. The purpose of the survey is to examine the health and wellness attitudes and behaviours of students and to share data to promote action around wellness.
- Results for Aboriginal Students (Self-Identified Aboriginal Students in Public Schools)
- Results for Anglophone and Francophone Sectors
- Results by Gender
- Results for: Grades 6-8 / Grades 9-12 / Grades 6-12
- Results for Immigrants
- Results for LGBTQ Students (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer)
- Results for Students with Food Insecurity (Reflection of Lower Economic Status)
- Results for Students with a Learning Exceptionality or Special Education Need
This document presents the results for 16 (of 56) indicators from the 2016 edition of the New Brunswick Hospital Patient Care Experience Survey. The results are presented at the provincial, hospital and regional health authority levels. The document focuses on the indicators that measure overall satisfaction, cleanliness and preferred language of service.
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.
Encouraging adequate sleep can have a beneficial effect on the health of children and youth in the priority areas of mental health, healthy weights, injury prevention and tobacco-free living.
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. These elements will provide the necessary support for better prevention and management of chronic health conditions.
This report presents the results of the NBHC's home care survey, which seeks to provide baseline data that can help decision-makers establish benchmarks for New Brunswick and monitor quality improvement initiatives over time.
- New Brunswickers' Experience with Home Care (Edition 2015)
- New Brunswickers' Experience with Home Care (Edition 2012)
This brief looks at variability in health service quality in the province and describes the need for an effective provincial accountability framework.
These fact sheets present results from the New Brunswick Student Wellness Survey - Kindergarten to Grade 5, which examines the health and wellness attitudes and behaviours of students in kindergarten to grade 5. The survey is an initiative of the Department of Social Development in cooperation with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. The NBHC did the data collection and analysis.
This brief summarizes key elements for multi-year integrated planning toward a sustainable health system.
- Healthy Weights and Lifestyle
- Mental Fitness
- Social Relationships and Environments
- Tobacco and Other Substance Use
Further breakdown of the data is available here:
- Results for Aboriginal persons
- Results for Anglophone Sector
- Results for Francophone Sector (en français seulement)
- Results by gender
- Results for immigrants
The following fact sheet was developed in collaboration with the NB Anti-Tobacco Coalition:
This document is the report of an evaluation by the NBHC to assess the delivery of services for patients with diabetes in New Brunswick.
This report presents the outcomes of a series of nine dialogue sessions, entitled "Living Healthy, Aging Well", organized by the NBHC in collaboration with the Department of Healthy and Inclusive Communities.
The Canadian Institute of Actuaries, in conjunction with the NBHC, conducted a study on future healthcare expenses and resources needs in New Brunswick.
This document was developed to clarify expectations for New Brunswick's health system partners based on defined roles and responsibilities.
This report showcases what citizens said during a series of nine dialogue sessions organized by the NBHC in collaboration with the Department of Health.
This report is the NBHC's first recommendations to the New Brunswick Minister of Health, representing key steps in moving towards a sustainable publicly-funded health care system.
This report was prepared to help interested stakeholders better appreciate the sustainability challenge of New Brunswick's health care system.