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The Government's principal advisor on health and disability: improving, promoting and protecting the health of all New Zealanders

We want your feedback on the draft strategy

A Strategy to Prevent Suicide in New Zealand: Draft for public consultation outlines a framework for how we can work together to reduce suicide in New Zealand. It also identifies a set of priority areas for action.


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Latest Health Targets available

Quarter 3 Health Targets are now online, find out how your DHB is performing.


E-cigarette Technical Expert Advisory Group nominations open

Nominations are open for the E-cigarettes Technical Expert Advisory Group. Nominations close 5pm, Friday 9 June 2017.


A Strategy to Prevent Suicide in New Zealand: Draft for public consultation

This draft strategy outlines a framework for how we can work together to reduce suicide in New Zealand. It also identifies a set of priority areas for action. 


The state of our health

Health and Independence report 2016The Health and Independence Report is the Director-General of Health’s annual report on the state of public health in New Zealand. 

The 2016 report draws from a range of information sources to present a picture of the health of New Zealanders. Find out more about the Health and Independence Report.


$2 billion pay equity settlement for care and support workers

On 18 April 2017, the Government announced a $2 billion pay equity settlement for 55,000 care and support workers in New Zealand's aged and disability residential care, and home and community support services around the country.


Clinicians’ Challenge – transform tomorrow!

The Clinicians’ Challenge 2017 seeks entries for innovative health care technology that will improve today and transform tomorrow. Find out more.

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