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This document provides evidence-based population health advice on healthy eating and being physically active.
The document is written for health practitioners and others who provide advice on nutrition and physical activity for New Zealand adults. The document:brings together the eating and physical...
The health and independence report reviews the state of public health in New Zealand.
This year’s report focuses on a number of high profile areas for the health and disability system including pregnancy and early childhood, mental health and wellbeing, and vulnerable groups....
This report presents findings on the impact of maternity quality and safety programmes in New Zealand.
Local maternity quality and safety programmes have been operating in each district health board (DHB) since 2012 and have raised the profile of maternity quality...
Over a lifetime, 44 percent of New Zealanders will try an illegal drug and 93 percent will drink alcohol. While not every instance of alcohol and other drug use is harmful, the effects of these substances can be significant. They contribute to...
The Funded Family Care (FFC) policy was introduced on 1st October 2013. The Ministry commissioned an evaluation to assess the impact and effectiveness of Funded Family Care and the reasons influencing its uptake in its first year of operation. Evaluation participants...
Medicines play a significant role in helping New Zealanders get well, stay well and live well. We have already made positive changes in this area, but there are substantial challenges ahead of us.
We need to buy, use and manage medicines...
The Ministry of Health’s Statement of Intent 2015–2019 identifies outcomes for the health system and the Ministry:New Zealanders live longer, healthier and more independent lives. The health system is cost-effective and supports a productive economy.
The Ministry has three high-level...
The National Cancer Programme Work Plan 2014/15 covers national, regional and local priority activities for cancer.
The National Cancer Programme:brings together the work of district health boards, regional cancer networks and the Ministry of Health to implement the Government’s...
This guide shows how to carry out a health literacy review and build a health-literate organisation.
Individuals and whānau face a series of demands on their health literacy when navigating their way through the health system. These demands impact on consumers’...
This annual statistical publication presents suicide information received from the New Zealand Mortality Collection, and admissions to hospital for intentional self-harm sourced from the New Zealand National Minimum Dataset.
Suicide and suicidal behaviours continue to be a major public health issue...