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2 Aug 2007
As the case studies in this booklet attest, there are many good reasons to view family violence as a health issue. Health professionals are often the first to see victims when they most need help. Effective early intervention for children is very powerful in reducing long term harm. Family violence also imposes big strains on...

2 Apr 2007
Antenatal Down Syndrome Screening in New Zealand 2007 is the result of work carried out by the Antenatal Down Syndrome Screening Advisory Group. The Advisory Group was convened as part of a review of the current practice of antenatal screening for Down syndrome carried out by the National Screening Unit. This...

This is the second Children and Young People: Indicators of Wellbeing in New Zealand report which we have produced. Government policy, as well as individuals, families, communities, businesses and international factors influence the outcomes we report on.The 2008 report presents: indicators of the social wellbeing of children...

2 Jun 2010
Infectious diseases are the most common cause of acute overnight hospitalisation in New Zealand. This report provides analysis of close-contact infectious diseases (CCIDs). CCIDs include respiratory, skin, and enteric infections spread by person-to-person contact in the community.Infectious diseases, and...

24 May 2013
This report from Litmus looks at the experience of bowel screening pilot participants. As well, it contains qualitative research into Māori and Pacific populations that did not take up the opportunity to be screened and explores the barriers to participation. Both qualitative studies offer useful insights into...

9 Jul 2015
The Families and Whānau Status Report is a series that aims to enrich our understanding of family and whānau wellbeing. Measuring family wellbeing is complicated, not just because there is no universally agreed definition of what we mean by family or wellbeing, but also...

2 Nov 2008
This background paper supports three of the key priorities of the New Zealand Health Strategy (Minister of Health, 2000) – namely, to: improve nutrition increase physical activity reduce obesity. Food and Nutrition Guidelines...

16 Sep 2008
Supportive care and rehabilitation encompasses ‘the essential services to meet the physical, emotional, nutritional, informational, psychological, sexual, spiritual, and practical needs throughout a person’s experience with cancer’. Evidence shows that when people experiencing cancer receive good social, psychological, and...

25 Jun 2012
In September 2008, the Ministry of Health (the Ministry) launched the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Immunisation Programme (the Programme) across New Zealand. The Programme aims to reduce cervical cancer rates in New Zealand by protecting young women against HPV infection, which if left untreated can develop into...

2 Dec 2010
High quality ethnicity data has been an ongoing concern for the health and disability sector in New Zealand. While ethnicity data has been collected for a number of years, there have been variable levels of data completeness and quality. In addition, approaches to data collection across the sector have not always been co-...

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