Family and child

Strengthening the promotion of child health in NZ

Where Health Begins
‘New Zealand’s child health outcomes compare poorly internationally. In a 2009 report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD 2009), Doing Better for Children, New Zealand ranked 29th out of 30 countries for child health and safety. In fact, some of New Zealand’s disease patterns among children are closer to those of developing countries’ (PHAC, 2010). What can advocates, clinicians, policy-makers and researchers do to strengthen the promotion of child health in New Zealand?   This was the topic of a workshop of key stakeholders hosted by the Health Promotion and Policy Research Unit, University of Otago, Wellington. 28 October 2010 Power point presentation