2017 NB Policy Research Forum - Social Determinants of Health

Cocoa Room (391 Coverdale Road, Riverview, NB)

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5:00 pm - 7:00 pm                                                                                                                


  • Dr. Matthew McKean, Associate Director of Education, Conference Board of Canada.

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8:15 am - 8:45 am                                


8:45 AM - 9:00 AM                                  

Opening Remarks

  • Sasha Wood, Research Coordinator, NB Social Policy Research Network.                        
  • MC: Dr. Suzanne Harrison, Associate Professor and Associate Director, École de science infirmière, Université de Moncton.

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM                                  


  • Michelina Mancuso, Executive Director, Performance Measurement, New Brunswick Health Council.

10:00 am - 10:30 am                                      

Break / Poster presentations                 

  • Dr. Stéphanie Ward “The Role of Childcare Educators and Peers in Promoting Healthy Eating and Physical Activity of Preschoolers”.
  • Dr. Caroline Jose “The CONNECT Project: Continuity of Care and Services for Adults Living on the Autism Spectrum Disorder".                                
  • Dr. Alison Luke “Improving Access to Care in New Brunswick: The Development of NaviCare/SoinsNavi, a Navigation Centre for Children with Complex Health Conditions”. 
  • Véronique Thibault “Factors that Could Explain the Increasing Prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes Among Adults in a Canadian Province: A Critical Review and Analysis”.   
  • Julie Richard “Pediatric Patient and Family Advisory Councils: Recruitment, Retention and Evaluation”.

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Flash Presentations

  • Anthony Knight “Top 3 in 10: Taking Back New Brunswick’s Health”.
  • Estelle Lanteigne “Les municipalités comme piliers dans l’action politique sur les déterminants de la santé”.
  • Dr. Paul Peters “Locating High-Cost Health Users in New Brunswick, Implications for Policy and Planning".
  • Barbara Losier “L’approche communautés – écoles en santé : Une stratégie gagnante pour agir sur les déterminants de la santé”.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

lunch / poster presentations

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Flash presentations

  • Dr. Nathalie Boivin “Littératie et santé : Des liens à faire pour mieux travailler ensemble”.
  • Dr. Stéphanie Ward “Limiting Fast Food Establishments Around Public Schools Through Zoning By-laws: A Municipal Collaboration”.
  • Dr. Janet Durkee-Lloyd “NB Aging Population:  The role of Literacy in Accessing Information and Services Related to Health.
  • Dr. William L. Randall “Enhancing Resilience in Later Life: The Importance of Older Adults’ Stories”.
  • Verlé Harrop “Bell Island, NL: Using the Determinants of Health Framework to Collect, Analyse and Report on Community-Level Data”.

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


  • Dr. Sarah Gander, General Pediatrician with Horizon Health, Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University and Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Flash Presentations

  • François Gallant “Childhood Sport Profile Influences Adolescent Sport Profile”.
  • Stephanie Ruckstuhl “Together We Can! Controlled Trials of Peer Mentored Girls’ Group for Positive Youth Development”.
  • Dr. Ted McDonald Socioeconomic Status and Variation in Laryngeal Cancer Stage at Diagnosis: A Canada-US Comparison”.
  • Dr. Mathieu Bélanger “Influence of a Pay-for-Performance Program on the Glycemic Control of Patients Living with Diabetes by Family Physicians in a Canadian Province”.


Closing remarks

  • Sasha Wood, Research Coordinator, NB Social Policy Research Network.