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The research looked at 140,000 people who moved off a benefit from 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011. This period was chosen because it allowed a two-year follow-up period that was not affected by the July 2013 welfare reforms, which included changes to the benefit system. The research was undertaken using Statistics New Zealand’s Integrated...
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...
What Works: Going digital to deliver wellbeing services to young people? Insights from e-tools supporting youth mental health and parenting
30 Jun 2016
From online programmes to serious games, video teleconferencing and text counselling, digital platforms lend themselves to providing preventive and self-managed care options. Commonly cited benefits include consumer empowerment, scalability, possible efficiency gains, reduced burden and social cost, standardisation of programmes and...
Topics: Monitoring, Research, Social Impact, Social Services, Governance & Kaitiakitanga, Policy, Children
State of Care 2016 is an annual report based on our independent monitoring of Child, Youth and Family’s policies, practices and services. It includes feedback from children and young people about their experiences in the system.
Topics: Evaluation, Social Impact, Social Security & Welfare, Social Services, Governance & Kaitiakitanga
The theme for our 2014/15 work programme was Governance and accountability. Our dedication to transparency and accountability helps to make our country’s public sector management special. Public sector accountability is built on principles of transparency, integrity, and fairness. Accountability is critical to the trust between an...
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, and connect...
23 Dec 2015
Rheumatic fever can be prevented by prompt diagnosis of a Group A streptococcal (GAS) throat infection and treatment with antibiotics. The Rheumatic Fever Prevention Programme aims to improve access to timely treatment for Group A streptococcal throat infections for high risk populations (4–19 year old Māori and Pacific children and...
The Canterbury earthquakes in 2010 and 2011 destroyed large parts of Christchurch and the Canterbury region. Since then, central and local government have been leading a programme of recovery that includes many projects to rebuild essential facilities and infrastructure. These projects are taking place in a challenging environment. They...
17 Nov 2015
The second annual Cancer Nurse Coordinator Initiative (CNCI) evaluation report draws on a wider range of data sources than the 2014 report and the data quality is improved. This report shows that the CNCI has evolved over the last two years and different CNCI models have been adopted across DHBs to: meet differing population needs within...
5 Nov 2015
Topics: Evaluation, Literature review, Social Services, Families & Whānau, Governance & Kaitiakitanga, Policy, Vulnerable & Disadvantaged, Lifestyle & Standard of Living, Quality of Life
Supporting families with complex needs often requires funding and delivery arrangements that differ from standard social services. A continuum of interventions, including individual, targeted approaches alongside universal approaches, is required to bring about significant change at the population level. This In Focus provides an...
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