Creating access to quality health care services for all residents

Our Health Task Force seeks to create more opportunities for residents to access New Brunswick’s health care system and wellness resources. We’re catalysts. We're building a healthier New Brunswick by uniting partners for mutually reinforcing activities, setting common agendas, and working on strategies that lead to improved health and healthcare for all of city residents.
Manuel Castañeda
Director, Community Health


Access to comprehensive, quality health care services is important for the achievement of health equity and for increasing the quality of a healthy life for everyone.

Key Goals

  • Promote Healthy Lifestyles through outreach and education and increased affordable and equitable access to services and programs that support healthy living
  • Provide Coordinated Support to Families to encourage long-lasting improvements in health and well-being
  • Enhance School-Based Programs that support health and wellness among students, NBPS employees and school families
  • Enhance access to services for improving Behavioral Health
  • Ensure that all New Brunswick residents live in affordable Safe and Healthy Housing that facilitates healthy living
  • Create and maintain healthy Built and Natural Environments to support healthy lifestyles

Our work is designed to increase the quality of a healthy life for everyone. Limited access to health care impacts people’s ability to achieve their full potential. And, although access to both physical and mental health services remains a primary focus of the Health Task Force, improving health outcomes also includes the social determinants of health— access to healthy foods, active living, and housing.


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