Family and child, Policy

The Best Start in Life – Public Health Advisory Committee

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The Best Start in Life: Achieving effective action on child health and wellbeing

A report to the Minister of Health prepared by the Public Health Advisory Committee.
“Why is New Zealand’s child health status poor? There is no single reason for New Zealand’s comparably poor child health status, and the responsibility for improving this status sits with all parts of society. Parents and families/whanau are primarily responsible for bringing up children, but governments can do their part in ensuring families and communities are supported to provide the best outcomes for their children. Over recent decades, there have been several effective policies and strategies for children, but New Zealand still has a long way to go.”
The Best Start in Life

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