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Canadian Paediatric Society

Ratings for New Brunswick

Indicators2012 statusCurrent StatusRecommended actionsComments
Immunization

Good

Good

Implement a central immunization e-registry.

Vaccination records can be obtained from providers but are not housed in a centralized e-registry.

Prevent smoking among youth

Excellent

Excellent

Meets all CPS recommendations.

Breastfeeding promotion (as per the WHO’s Baby-friendly Initiative)

Not assessed

Fair

Provide incentives that encourage and support health facilities to become BFI-certified. Track breastfeeding initiation, duration and exclusivity rates. Provide access to banked pasteurized human milk for sick and premature infants.

Province tracks breastfeeding initiation and exclusivity at hospital discharge and is working on a process to capture duration rates.

Newborn hearing screening

Excellent

Excellent

Meets all CPS recommendations.

An enhanced 18-month well-baby visit

Poor

Excellent

Meets all CPS recommendations.

Bicycle helmet legislation

Excellent

Excellent

Meets all CPS recommendations.

Booster seat legislation

Excellent

Excellent

Meets all CPS recommendations.

Child and youth death review

Not assessed

Good

The CPS recommends the review of all child and youth deaths and the implementation of an evaluative mechanism for committee recommendations.

New Brunswick has a broadly representational child death review committee and has a system to consolidate and disseminate recommendations for cases reported to the coroner. The development of an evaluative mechanism is in progress.

Management of type 1 diabetes in school

Not assessed

Fair

Expand guidelines to provide support for insulin administration, for students who require assistance with injections or pump.

Diabetes management is recognized as an essential routine service in Policy 704 – Health Support Services, and the province has developed a Handbook for Type 1 Diabetes Management in Schools for school administrators and staff.

Indicator2012 statusCurrent StatusRecommended actionsComments
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Off-road vehicle safety legislation (all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles)FairGoodGood

Prohibit off-road vehicle operation for children/youth under 16 years old.

IndicatorHighlights of provincial/territorial response to Jordan’s Principle
Jordan’s Principle

Tripartite agreement (First Nations’ Chiefs of New Brunswick, province, and federal government) reached in December 2011, which includes “public services” such as health care, child welfare and other social services, and special education. The document includes a dispute resolution process, as well as communications material for the public in four languages. New Brunswick reports that two potential Jordan’s Principle cases were resolved.