The latest from the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training

Filling in the Gaps for Canada’s Aging Veterans


Posted: February 27, 2023 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Seniors , Population Research , Health

When it comes to sources of Veteran data in Canada, the primary resource has been Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC). However, this data may be limited; it is estimated that Veterans using VAC services only account for 19% of Canada’s Veteran population. Furthermore, most of the data from VAC comes from Veterans released from service after 1998, leaving a gap in the data for older veterans.  NB-IRDT Research Associate Dr. Sandra Magalhaes is part of a team of researchers working on...

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If We Build It, Will They Come?


Posted: June 9, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Health , , Seniors , Youth , Education

In popular culture, one phrase is often used to manifest success: “If you build it, they will come.”While this idea exudes positivity and the power of hard work, we have to question its accuracy in terms of population research.In a province like New Brunswick, which is heavily invested in population growth and recruitment, does building new public facilities and increasing public services actually prompt people to come and stay? And, adversely, does closing public facilities or...

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Measuring COPD in New Brunswick


Posted: March 2, 2021 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: Health , Seniors

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is among the most common chronic diseases in New Brunswick, impacting a person’s ability to breathe and, as a result, their participation in daily social, work, and school activities. COPD has been estimated to affect 24,800-57,000 New Brunswickers over age 35 – and while this large range of numbers indicates just how widespread the disease is, it also poses a problem for healthcare planners and policy makers. After all, strategies to...

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NB-IRDT Expands Service Offering Through MEKTU


Posted: January 25, 2021 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: Seniors , Health

It’s one thing to implement a program – it’s a whole other matter to determine if the program works and how it can be improved. This is where MEKTU comes in. The Monitoring, Evaluation and Knowledge Transfer Unit (MEKTU) is the new program evaluation unit in NB-IRDT, currently supporting healthy aging in Canada through program evaluation of the Healthy Seniors Pilot Project. A $75 million agreement between the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Province of New Brunswick,...

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End of life literature review for pandemic response


Posted: June 10, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Health , Seniors

NB-IRDT research analyst Jeff Gaudet was one of several Moncton-based researchers who produced a rapid-response literature review examining issues, concerns, best practices, and recommendations for end of life care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The lead author was Marc-Andre Gaudet, an Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit (MSSU) researcher. The report was produced to support Vitalité Health Network's pandemic response team prepare for end of life needs of New Brunswick patients. Read the report

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