Ministry of Health: MoH

Ministry of Health: MoH

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The Government's principal advisor on health and disability: improving, promoting and protecting the health of all New Zealanders.

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Commissioned
17 Aug 2016
The purpose of the New Zealand Suicide Prevention Strategy 2006–2016 is to reduce the rate of suicide and suicidal behaviour, harmful impacts associated with suicide and inequalities in the prevalence of suicide and suicidal behaviour. The New Zealand Suicide Prevention Action Plan 2013–2016 outlines a programme of actions for government implementation. Through Action 3.1, the Ministry funded...
Completed
4 Aug 2016
Topics: Research, Healthcare
This report analyses health loss and health expectancy in New Zealand from 1990 to 2013. Information on health loss and health expectancy makes it possible to see the big picture: understand trends in health loss by age and sex compare the impacts of different diseases, injuries and risk factors on population health assess what proportion of health loss is attributable to known...
Commissioned
Jul 2016
Auckland University of Technology was contracted by the Ministry of Health to evaluate whether changes made to auditing processes have improved outcomes for people living in age residential care facilities. The evaluation was conducted from December 2015 to June 2016 and used a variety of data sources. Over the last 6 years the Ministry of Health has made a significant number of improvements...
Completed
16 Jun 2016
Family violence is a population health issue that occurs globally, and is not limited to any one gender, religious, cultural or income group. Violence and abuse in families can have damaging cumulative physical and mental health effects that can last for many years after the abuse has ended. Health care providers are in an ideal position to assist victims of interpersonal violence and abuse...
Completed
3 Jun 2016
Topics: Research, Healthcare
This Action Plan was developed as a way of addressing the need to provide sustainable, high-quality pharmacist services in a complex and evolving environment. It emphasises the importance of taking an integrated, coherent approach so that all are clear on the role they have to play in making its vision of the future into a reality. There is general agreement that we face complex challenges...
Completed
Jun 2016
Topics: Research, Healthcare
This report presents the findings from the 2016 Green Prescription (GRx) initiative patient survey, conducted for the Ministry of Health (the Ministry) in April and May 2016. The GRx patient survey allows the Ministry to monitor the performance of the GRx initiative each year. The ongoing success of the programme is measured against nine key performance indicators (KPIs), developed by the...
Commissioned
Jun 2016
In September 2013, the Ministry of Health contracted the Health Quality & Safety Commission to trial suicide mortality review, an action contained in the New Zealand Suicide Prevention Action Plan 2013–16. This resulted in the establishment of the Suicide Mortality Review Committee within the Commission and the development of the Suicide Mortality Review Feasibility Study. These two...
Completed
4 May 2016
Health targets are a set of national measures designed to improve the performance of health services. They focus on population health objectives and on reducing inequities. The More heart and diabetes checks health target began in 2012 and includes a cardiovascular risk assessment (CVDRA) and a blood test for diabetes (HbA1c) delivered in primary care settings. The goal was for 90 percent...
Completed
May 2016
The Green Prescription (GRx) Active Families programme has grown out of the nationwide GRx initiative for adults, responding to requests from primary care for something similar for children and young people. There are 15 contract holders throughout NZ. There must be commitment from the family for involvement in the programme and a willingness to improve their nutrition and increase physical...
Commissioned
Apr 2016
The Ministry commissioned Malatest International Consulting and Advisory Services Limited to evaluate maternal and child health services integration demonstration pilots run in three District Health Boards (DHBs) across a two year period (2014-2016).  The purpose of the pilots and the evaluation was to develop a body of knowledge on how to create a seamless system of care to improve the...

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