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2 Nov 2008
The Healthy Eating, Healthy Action: Oranga Kai – Oranga Pumau, Progress on implementing the HEHA strategy 2008 document will inform a wide range of audiences - from the government and private sectors to the public in general - about Healthy Eating – Healthy Action (HEHA). The document defines what HEHA is...
Topics: Evaluation, International Research, Monitoring, Research, Income & Wealth, Community Education, Literacy & Numeracy, Schools, Child Development, Socio-economic status
The Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey is an investigation of the distribution of certain skills (such as literacy, numeracy, and document interpretation) among the adult population. It is conducted at both international and national levels. This allows for comparison with other countries as well as...
2 May 2008
Smoking is a leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality in New Zealand and is a major contributor to health inequalities. The need for collecting accurate and consistent information on the prevalence of smoking is important in order to describe and monitor the burden of tobacco use in the New Zealand population along...
Topics: Evaluation, International Research, Monitoring, Research, Pedagogy, Schools, Governance & Kaitiakitanga, Innovation
The Ministry of Education is committed to aligning policy and practice to improve students’ achievement. It must be informed by and respond to information about what works, under what conditions, for whom, why and how and what makes a bigger positive difference. However, not all knowledge will inform better decision making,...
2 May 2008
This report presents the key results of a study that investigated whether people's gambling behaviour was associated with their local gambling environment. This study found that there were significant associations between gambling behaviour and neighbourhood access to gambling venues. In particular,...
1 May 2008
In 2007 the Ministry of Health commissioned a survey of approximately 3,000 women who had recently given birth to evaluate their level of satisfaction with the services and care they received. Similar surveys were conducted in 1999 and 2002. The Survey shows high levels of satisfaction with maternity services...
14 May 2008
Topics: International Research, Literature review, Research, Drugs & Alcohol, Healthcare, Social Media
The Ministry of Health has identified a social marketing campaign as one potential way to contribute to a reduction in the harm associated with the demand and usage of illegal drugs. To begin the development of such a campaign, the Ministry commissioned Litmus, to conduct a review of national and international literature of...
1 Mar 2008
Topics: Healthcare, Community Development, Schools, Housing & Homelessness, Quality of Life, Research
The Public Health Consultancy (Wellington School of Medicine) In 2001 the Ministry of Health funded ICAH groups in four areas to develop different ways of bringing together community and health sector organisations to improve the health status of Māori, Pacific and Quintile 5 people living in those areas....
2 Feb 2008
This paper, part of the Pacific Health and Disability Plan Review series, brings together available information and evidence about Pacific youth health in New Zealand. It describes the determinants of youth health: biology, culture, education, employment, housing; identifies and discusses risk factors: diet,...
2 Feb 2008
Topics: Evaluation, Research, Healthcare, Disability, Pacific People, Culture, Customs & Traditions, Discrimination, Race & Ethnicity
An overview of the literature on Pacific cultural competence in health care including definitions of Pacific cultural competence, rationale for and benefits of cultural competence, competence measures and mechanisms, role of Pacific cultural competence in service quality and recommendations for the New Zealand health and...
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