Projects tagged with Children and Child Mortality
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Impact of the Family Start Home Visiting Programme on Outcomes for Mothers and Children: A Quasi-Experimental Study
Topics: Research, Social Services, Early Childhood Education, Families & Whānau, Parenting, Child Development, Child Mortality, Pregnancy, Children, Women
Family Start workers make regular home visits and, using a structured program, seek to improve parenting capability and practice. Workers also actively work to promote breastfeeding, reduce home hazards, connect infants to immunisation and primary health services, promote children’s participation in early childhood education,...
Topics: Research, Child Mortality, Children, Urban, Lifestyle & Standard of Living, Sport & Recreation
This three year research project funded in 2010 by the Health Research Council investigates how urban neighbourhood environments can facilitate children’s independent mobility (IM – outdoor play and travelling to destinations unsupervised), thereby influencing their levels of physical activity (PA) and participation in daily...
Topics: Evaluation, Research, Family Violence, Victims, Child Development, Child Mortality, Children, Māori, Vulnerable & Disadvantaged
Predictive modelling is the use of automated tools to help identify people at risk early enough to allow for effective intervention. It relies on the combination of historical data around individuals and the application of modelling techniques to that data to help understand potential need for services. The...
Topics: Research, Housing & Homelessness, Income & Wealth, Inequality, Poverty & Child Poverty, Unemployment, Child Development, Child Mortality, Children, Lifestyle & Standard of Living, Quality of Life, Socio-economic status
This is the second year of the Child Poverty Monitor and this Technical Report provides data on a set of indicators that assess aspects of child poverty in New Zealand and their implications for child wellbeing. This work is supported by the partnership between the Office of the Children’s Commissioner, the University of Otago’s...
Topics: Income & Wealth, Inequality, Poverty & Child Poverty, Child Development, Child Mortality, Diet & Nutrition, Drugs & Alcohol, Healthcare, Obesity, Children, Māori, Quality of Life, Socio-economic status, Race & Ethnicity
This four-page report presents key findings on the health and wellbeing of Māori adults and children (2011–2013) and shows trends since 2006/07 New Zealand Health Survey (NZHS). Pooling data from the 2011/12 and 2012/13 NZHS improves the precision of estimates for Māori due to bigger sample sizes.
19 Nov 2013
Topics: Evaluation, International Research, Literature review, Research, Families & Whānau, Parenting, Policy, Child Development, Child Mortality, Healthcare, Pregnancy, Teen Pregnancy, Children, Women
This Report provides an overview of maternity systems and maternity outcomes for mothers and babies in New Zealand and six comparator countries.
Topics: Monitoring, Research, Crime & Safety, Education & Training, Parenting, Behaviour Management, Child Development, Child Mortality, Drugs & Alcohol, Hazards, Healthcare, Children, Youth
Poisoning has been defined as injury to, and destruction of, bodily cells through the ingestion, inhalation, injection or absorption of toxic substances (World Health Organization 2008). In Western countries there are two demographic peaks of poisoning activity and deaths. The first is unintentional exploratory poisonings, where...
Topics: Monitoring, Research, Abuse & Neglect, Education & Training, Caregivers, Parenting, Child Mortality, Hazards, Children
Suffocation, foreign body inhalation and strangulation are well-recognised causes of death in the paediatric age group. Data from the United States and United Kingdom show a significant burden of death due to unintentional suffocation, choking or strangulation. Prevention of these deaths is more likely to be...
18 Dec 2012
Topics: Evaluation, Monitoring, Child Mortality, Disease, Hazards, Healthcare, Pregnancy, Children, Quality of Life
The purpose of the Fetal and Infant Deaths publication series is to inform discussion and assist future policy development. Readership of this publication is wide-ranging, and its contents reflect this, aiming to meet the needs of all interested parties. The Fetal and Infant Deaths series presents data on...
9 Mar 2012
Topics: Families & Whānau, Public Service, Child Mortality, Healthcare, Pregnancy, Teen Pregnancy, Children, Women, Quality of Life
The Maternity Consumer Survey aims to assess women’s perceptions of maternity services. Previous surveys were carried out in 1999, 2002 and 2007. In 2011, for the first time, the Ministry also carried out a survey of bereaved women who had lost a baby between 20 weeks pregnancy and four weeks after birth.
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