Ratings for Nunavut
|Indicators||2012 status||Current Status||Recommended actions||Comments|
Implement a central immunization e-registry.
Electronic medical records are being centralized gradually and are available in at least one community in each of the three regions.
|Prevent smoking among youth|
Implement legislation on smoking in cars with minors present. Implement a province-wide ban on smoking in outdoor public places. Implement legislation on e-cigarettes and flavoured tobacco products.
|Breastfeeding promotion (as per the WHO’s Baby-friendly Initiative)|
Implement a BFI policy or strategy, with a designated BFI coordinator and a breastfeeding education strategy. Provide incentives that encourage and support health facilities to become BFI-certified. Track breastfeeding initiation, duration and exclusivity rates. Provide free province-wide access to lactation consultants in person or by phone/email.
All sick or premature infants are transported out of the territory to sites that offer banked breast milk.
|Newborn hearing screening|
Implement a universal newborn hearing screening and intervention program.
The CPS appreciates that having a scattered population and limited access to centralized testing and corrective services pose significant challenges.
|An enhanced 18-month well-baby visit|
Meets all CPS recommendations.
|Bicycle helmet legislation|
Enact legislation that requires all age groups to wear helmets.
|Booster seat legislation|
Enact booster seat legislation.
The CPS recognizes that few people own cars in Nunavut.
|Child and youth death review|
Implement a child death review committee* and a structured process to review all child and youth deaths – not just cases in care. Process should include reporting protocols, a linkable database for meaningful data collection, consolidation and dissemination, and an evaluative mechanism.
A death review committee is being established. The CPS will monitor progress.
|Management of type 1 diabetes in school|
Develop comprehensive policy on managing type 1 diabetes in school, consistent with CPS/CPEG and CDA recommendations.
|Indicator||2012 status||Current Status||Recommended actions||Comments|
|Off-road vehicle safety legislation (all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles)||Fair||Fair||Fair|
Prohibit off-road vehicle operation for children/youth under 16 years old. Institute mandatory safety training.
|Indicator||Highlights of provincial/territorial response to Jordan’s Principle|
The population of Nunavut is approximately 85% Inuit. “The Government of Nunavut is interested in any discussions regarding the inclusion of Inuit children under the protections of Jordan’s Principle.”