Health - Beehive - June 2017

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Scholarships for aspiring Pacific health professionals

Posted: 14 Jun 2017 09:53 PM PDT

Nicky Wagner | Health

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner is congratulating 70 tertiary students awarded Pacific Health Scholarships during a special ceremony at the University of Auckland this evening. The Ministry of Health-funded scholarships aim to strengthen the Pacific health and disability workforce by providing financial assistance to Pacific students committed to improving the health of their communities. ...

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Research grants focus on Maori & Pacific health

Posted: 14 Jun 2017 05:00 AM PDT

Jonathan Coleman | Health

Minister of Health Jonathan Coleman and Minister of Science and Innovation Paul Goldsmith have welcomed this year’s annual funding round of Health Research Council grants with a number focusing on Maori and Pacific health. “The 54 project grants announced today cover a wide range of topics and will provide invaluable information to help improve health outcomes for New Zealanders,” says Dr Coleman. ...

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More funding to support rural mental wellness

Posted: 13 Jun 2017 04:36 PM PDT

Jonathan Coleman | Health

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy have committed another joint funding boost to rural mental health. The Ministers committed $500,000 for Rural Mental Wellness at the opening of the Fieldays Rural Health Hub earlier today. It will go towards 20 workshops for rural health professionals treating people at risk of suicide, continued support for the rural Clinical Champions and Medical Director, as well as support aimed at younger rural workers. ...

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Scholarships for aspiring Pacific health professionals

Posted: 12 Jun 2017 10:34 PM PDT

Nicky Wagner | Health

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner is congratulating 30 Dunedin tertiary students awarded Pacific Health Scholarships today. The Ministry of Health-funded scholarships aim to strengthen the Pacific health and disability workforce by providing financial assistance to Pacific students committed to improving the health of their communities. “Boosting the Pacific health workforce will help address the diverse needs of Pacific communities and promote better Pacific health outcomes,” Ms Wagner says. ...

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$9.8m skills & research centre for Waitemata DHB

Posted: 08 Jun 2017 05:30 PM PDT

Jonathan Coleman | Health

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today opened Waitemata DHB’s $9.84 million Whenua Pupuke Clinical Skills and Research Centre at North Shore Hospital. “The new facility will allow Waitemata DHB to support the continued training of staff and encourage research which will ensure the provisions of a world class health service,” says Dr Coleman. ...

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New targets focus on giving kids the best start

Posted: 08 Jun 2017 05:00 PM PDT

Jonathan Coleman | Health

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the refreshed Better Public Services targets will help ensure young New Zealanders get the best start to life and that we’re better prepared to act before kids end up in hospital. “Healthy pregnancy and a safe birth are foundations for a good start to life,” says Dr Coleman. “With this in mind, the new health-led results and targets have a strong focus on improving outcomes for pregnant women and babies, and supporting kids to have a healthy childhood.” ...

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15 indicators to help monitor childhood obesity

Posted: 08 Jun 2017 02:54 PM PDT

Jonathan Coleman | Health

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a set of indicators will be published annually to help monitor the progress being made to reduce childhood obesity in New Zealand. “Obesity is a serious issue threatening the health of young New Zealanders, which means some of our kids could end up living shorter lives than their parents,” says Dr Coleman. “In 2014/15 11 per cent of all children aged 2-14 years were obese. The figures for Maori and Pacific children were 15 per cent and 30 per cent respectively. ...

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$2 billion pay equity settlement bill for 55,000 health care workers passes into law

Posted: 07 Jun 2017 10:48 PM PDT

Jonathan Coleman | Health

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a bill to implement a historic pay equity settlement for 55,000 of the health sector’s lowest paid workers passed into law today with unanimous support from across the House. The Care and Support Worker (Pay Equity) Settlement Bill was fast-tracked through Parliament to ensure providers of aged and disability residential care, and home and community support services pass on the new wage rates to their workers from 1 July. ...

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More funding to support rural mental wellness

Posted: 13 Jun 2017 04:36 PM PDT

Jonathan Coleman | Health

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy have committed another joint funding boost to rural mental health. The Ministers committed $500,000 for Rural Mental Wellness at the opening of the Fieldays Rural Health Hub earlier today. It will go towards 20 workshops for rural health professionals treating people at risk of suicide, continued support for the rural Clinical Champions and Medical Director, as well as support aimed at younger rural workers. ...

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Scholarships for aspiring Pacific health professionals

Posted: 12 Jun 2017 10:34 PM PDT

Nicky Wagner | Health

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner is congratulating 30 Dunedin tertiary students awarded Pacific Health Scholarships today. The Ministry of Health-funded scholarships aim to strengthen the Pacific health and disability workforce by providing financial assistance to Pacific students committed to improving the health of their communities. “Boosting the Pacific health workforce will help address the diverse needs of Pacific communities and promote better Pacific health outcomes,” Ms Wagner says. ...

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New report highlights importance of how we eat

Posted: 15 Jun 2017 02:31 PM PDT

Jonathan Coleman | Health

Health Minister and Sport & Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has welcomed the release of ‘How We Eat’, a report that assesses evidence on eating behaviours and their influence on diet and body size. “We all know a healthy diet is important, but this report also highlights how peoples’ eating behaviours also make a significant difference,” says Dr Coleman. ...

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