Episode 8: Top 3 in 10 with the NB Medical Society

Andrew MacLean from the NB Medical Society works in health promotion.

Top 3 in 10 is a campaign that aims to get NB in one of the top 3 healthiest provinces in Canada in 10 years. Looking at the health indicators right now, NB is in the bottom 3, so this campaign was launched to focus on the health systems that surround us – poverty, literacy, where we work, where we live, our education, family size and how we social determinants of health. The ideal goal is to engineer the healthy choice to be the easy choice.

We get sick at the same general age that we used to unhealthy for a long time. Obesity is a main factor for things like Diabetes, Renal Failure, COPD, and Lots of other reasons that land us in hospital.

The medical society asked for feedback about the types of things they would like to make better choices, things like “I would be more likely to winter. These are things that government could change to make NBers healthier. Over 1000 NBers submitted ideas!

The NB Medical Society has been working with the NB government and has also submitted ideas to the federal government, as well as municipalities. The hope is that in the near future, the NB Government will respond with a plan of action.

 

Top 3 in 10: https://www.nbms.nb.ca/leadership-and-advocacy/helping-new-brunswickers-live-healthier-lives/top3in10/

NB Docs Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NBDocs
Social Determinants of Health: http://cbpp-pcpe.phac-aspc.gc.ca/public-health-topics/social-determinants-of-health /

Andrew’s top 3:

Favorite place: The next one. His travels and talks to people all over the province, and every time he goes on a road trip, he learns something new about a community. All kinds of NB places have something to offer!
Favorite food: Healthy food with his kids. Baking with his kids is one of the most fun things they do, especially chocolate chip cookies, which he also gives away.

Favorite activity: Running! He does not love winter running, but he runs on an indoor track in Fredericton and plays with him when he’s on the road.

Podcast Notes – Andrew McLean

 

Andrew McLean of the New Brunswick Medical Society works in health promotion.

The 10th Summit is a campaign to make New Brunswick one of the three healthiest provinces in Canada in a decade. If you take a look at health indicators in their current state, New Brunswick is in the bottom three. This campaign was launched to influence the health systems around us, such as poverty, literacy, our workplaces, our homes, our education, the size of our family and the support we receive from our social structure, and the effect of these elements on our health choices (the social determinants of health). The ideal goal would be to make the healthy choice the easy choice.

In general, we get sick at the same age as before, but we are now able to stay alive, but in poor health, much longer. Obesity is an important factor affecting diseases such as diabetes, kidney failure, COPD and many other conditions that lead to hospitalization.

The Medical Society asked the public for feedback on the kinds of things in their lives that could change and that would help them make better choices, such as “I would be more likely to walk if there were street lights or if the sidewalks were cleared the winter. These are things the government could change to make New Brunswickers healthier. More than 1,000 New Brunswickers sent in their ideas!

The New Brunswick Medical Society works with the Government of New Brunswick and has also brought ideas to the federal government and municipalities. It is hoped that in the near future the Government of New Brunswick will respond in the form of an action plan.

 

Summit in 10: http://smnb.ca/leadership/aider-new-brunswickers-to-have-more-fully/sommeten10/

NB Docs Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NBDocs

Social Determinants of Health: http://cbpp-pcpe.phac-aspc.gc.ca/en/public-health-topics/social-determinants-of-health/

 

 

Three facts about Andrew:

Favorite place: The next. As part of his job, he has to travel and talk to people across the province, and every time he goes on the road, he learns something new about a community. All kinds of places in New Brunswick have something beautiful to offer!
Favorite food: In general, the dishes he cooks with his children. Cooking with your children is one of their most fun activities, especially chocolate chip cookies, which they also offer as a gift.

Favorite activity: Running! He is not passionate about the winter race, but he runs on an indoor track in Fredericton and brings his sneakers with him for exercise while on the move.

 

Notes du balado – Andrew McLean

 

Andrew McLean de la Société médicale du Nouveau-Brunswick travaille en promotion de la santé.

Le Sommet en 10 est une campagne qui vise à faire du Nouveau-Brunswick l’une des trois provinces les plus en santé au Canada en dix ans. Si on jette un coup d’œil aux indicateurs de santé dans leur état actuel, le Nouveau-Brunswick se trouve parmi les trois derniers. Cette campagne a donc été lancée pour influencer les systèmes de santé qui nous entourent, comme la pauvreté, la littératie, nos lieux de travail, nos résidences, notre éducation, la taille de notre famille et le soutien que nous recevons de notre structure sociale, ainsi que l’effet de ces éléments sur nos choix en matière de santé (les déterminants sociaux de la santé). Le but idéal serait de faire en sorte que le choix santé soit le choix facile.

En général, nous tombons malades au même âge qu’avant, mais nous sommes maintenant en mesure de rester vivants, mais en mauvaise santé, beaucoup plus longtemps. L’obésité est un important facteur influant sur des maladies comme le diabète, l’insuffisance rénale, la BPCO et beaucoup d’autres pathologies qui mènent à une hospitalisation.

La Société médicale a demandé des échos au public sur le genre de choses dans leur vie qui pourraient changer et qui les aideraient à faire de meilleurs choix, comme « Je serais plus enclin à marcher s’il y avait des lampadaires ou si les trottoirs étaient dégagés l’hiver. » Ce sont des choses que le gouvernement pourrait changer pour que les Néo-Brunswickois soient en meilleure santé. Plus de 1 000 Néo-Brunswickois ont envoyé leurs idées!

La Société médicale du Nouveau-Brunswick travaille avec le gouvernement du Nouveau-Brunswick et a également proposé des idées au gouvernement fédéral, ainsi qu’aux municipalités. On espère que, dans un avenir proche, le gouvernement du Nouveau-Brunswick y répondra sous forme de plan d’action.

 

Le Sommet en 10 : http://smnb.ca/leadership/aider-les-neo-brunswickois-a-vivre-plus-sainement/sommeten10/

Page Facebook de NB Docs : https://www.facebook.com/NBDocs [en anglais]

Déterminants sociaux en matière de santé : http://cbpp-pcpe.phac-aspc.gc.ca/fr/public-health-topics/social-determinants-of-health/

 

 

Trois faits au sujet d’Andrew :

Endroit préféré : Le prochain. Dans le cadre de son travail, il doit voyager et parler à des gens de partout dans la province et, chaque fois qu’il prend la route, il apprend quelque chose de nouveau au sujet d’une collectivité. Toutes sortes d’endroits au Nouveau-Brunswick ont quelque chose de beau à offrir!
Aliment préféré : En général, les plats qu’il cuisine avec ses enfants. Faire la cuisine avec ses enfants est l’une de leurs activités les plus amusantes, surtout les biscuits aux brisures de chocolat, qu’il offre également en cadeau.

Activité préférée : La course à pied! Il n’est pas passionné par la course d’hiver, mais il court sur une piste intérieure à Fredericton et apporte ses espadrilles avec lui pour pouvoir faire de l’exercice pendant ses déplacements.