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Health Promoting Schools (or HPS) is a school community focused national service funded by the Ministry of Health in New Zealand to help schools assess and address the health and wellbeing requirements of their students to advance student learning and achievement outcomes. This report assesses how successful the Health Promoting Schools service has been across schools in New Zealand.
Healthy Families NZ is a large-scale initiative that is a key part in helping New Zealanders live healthy, active lives. There are 10 Healthy Families NZ locations around New Zealand. Together, they have the potential to impact the lives of over a million New Zealanders. The initiative aims to improve people’s health where they live, learn, work and play by creating health promoting...
A Review of the National Orthopaedic Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) Quality Improvement Collaborative
The National Orthopaedic Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) Quality Improvement Collaborative took place between November 2013 and March 2015. The 18 participating district health boards (DHBs) implemented ERAS principles for people having elective hip and knee replacement and acute patients with fractured neck of femur. ERAS is an evidence-informed multi-modal approach that aims to ensure...
7 Jul 2017
The Ministry of Health engaged Central Queensland University’s (CQU) Experimental Gambling Research Laboratory and Auckland University of Technology’s (AUT) Gambling and Addictions Research Centre to develop a framework and a methodology for understanding and measuring gambling-related harm in the New Zealand population. The aim of the project was to systematically investigate gambling-related...
Four hundred and fifty-four clients of problem gambling treatment services took part in a short survey on gambling and family/whānau violence and abuse. There were 370 gamblers and 84 affected others (e.g. partners, other family members and friends). The survey took place from June 2013 to March 2015. The purpose of the research was to identify the level of family/whānau violence and abuse in...
This report presents the current evidence available about the effect of several eating behaviours (‘how’ we eat) on diet and body size. The six chapters contain summaries of high quality research about the nutrition-related behaviours related to: breastfeeding, parental feeding practices and parenting style, adult role modelling, responsive eating, mealtimes and food literacy. Each chapter also...
30 Mar 2017
Disability Support Services conducted two online surveys during October and November 2016. We received 1,268 responses to the family/whānau respite survey and 50 responses to the provider survey. The survey responses have been used to inform the development of Transforming Respite: Disability Support Services Draft Respite Strategy 2017–2022. This publication shares analysis of the survey...
30 Mar 2017
This review presents a refreshed strategic direction for adult palliative care and proposes a suite of initiatives to help manage future increases in demand for palliative care. We know that as people live longer there will be more people with complex conditions who will need palliative care to give them the best possible quality of life before they die. In the next 20...
17 Oct 2016
Individuals with private health insurance (PHI) may have more timely access to non-urgent treatment than those without insurance. This report presents findings about the PHI of adults and children from data collected between 2011 and 2015 in the New Zealand Health Survey. The report details the proportion of people in New Zealand who reported having PHI cover (across different population...
Feedback from people living in Ministry of Health funded residential services for people with disabilities
The survey tool was based on the Schalock Quality of Life Framework adapted for the New Zealand environment. Seventeen people with disabilities conducted face to face interviews with 332 people living in residential services in the Auckland, Manawatu and Wellington areas. While the overall satisfaction with services was relatively high (average score of 84 out of 100), the feedback...
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