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Research looks to improve neonatal care experiences for Māori

Research led by Victoria University of Wellington academics that aims to improve the care provided to Māori families in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) has had a Health Research Council funding boost. “Most participants in...

Rheumatic fever rates in young Northland Māori one of world’s highest

The chief executive of a Whangārei community house says rheumatic fever will not be eradicated until poor housing, overcrowding and poor access to heath services are addressed. The comments from Liz Cassidy-Nelson, chief executive of...

Salvation Army to trial free GP clinic in West Auckland

The Salvation Army is to trial a free GP clinic in West Auckland because it says there's an immediate demand for it. It is holding the clinic once a week over July at the army's...

New nursing service strengthens support for Pacific families

A new nursing service is strengthening the support available for Porirua’s Pacific families and ensuring they can access health services in their home.

Budget 2019: $12m for rheumatic fever

The Government's putting $12 million into combating rheumatic fever.

Working as one whānau for the success of Māori trainees

Careerforce te toi pūkenga, Access Community Health, Idea Services, and Oceania Healthcare recently celebrated the signing of Te Tiriti o te Whanaungatanga.

Home visits expand Tū Mahi workplace wellness programme

A project to expand Gisborne-based Turanga Health’s workplace wellness programme with follow up home visits is ensuring at-risk clients have access to wrap-around services.

Praise for Piki: Wellington students welcome free mental health support

Tertiary students in the greater Wellington region are pleased to see the expansion of Piki, a free youth mental health support pilot.

Toothache for northern kids

A new study has found that about two thirds of pre-school aged children have tooth decay in northern New Zealand, and experts warn this is not surprising.

Changing the public health system to address Māori inequity

A new paradigm for Māori health thrives in Hamilton. By Jody Hopkinson.

DR WELLNESS

More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.

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