Preventative health/wellness

This section contains information on a variety of preventative health topics, listed below.

In this section

  • This section provides resources for the health sector on implementing violence intervention programmes, and reports on their effectiveness. Read more
  • Water fluoridation is a proven public health measure to reduce dental caries. This section provides information about fluoride and its importance for oral health. Read more
  • Information about immunisation in New Zealand, including the National Immunisation Schedule and immunisation programme decisions. Read more
  • The Ministry ensures that nutrition recommendations have a sound evidence base. Find the Food and Nutrition Guidelines, recommended nutrient intakes and more. Read more
  • This section provides oral health resources for health professionals and the public. Read more
  • Being active helps people live longer, healthier lives. Find the physical activity guidelines and learn about the Green Prescription programme for reducing inactivity. Read more
  • The National Screening Unit runs screening programmes for breast and cervical cancer, newborn hearing and metabolic screening, and antenatal HIV screening. Read more
  • Information and resources on sexual and reproductive health. Read more
  • Social bonds are a way of contracting to achieve specific social sector outcomes. The Ministry is leading the pilot of social bonds in New Zealand. Read more
  • These trials test innovative ideas to improve social, health and educational outcomes for New Zealand communities. They encourage local solutions to local issues. Read more
  • Tobacco control policy aims to reduce the uptake of smoking, increase quitting, and reduce exposure to second-hand smoke. Read more
  • Healthy Families is an initiative aimed at improving people’s health where they live, learn, work and play, in order to prevent chronic disease. Read more
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