Result Action Plan for Result 2: Healthy mums and babies and Result 3: Keeping kids healthy
The Better Public Services programme includes 10 challenging targets to drive cross-agency working and innovative and productive approaches to address complex problems. The Ministry of Health is leading two health-led results and targets:
Result 2: Healthy Mums and Babies
Target: By 2021, 90% of pregnant women are registered with a Lead Maternity Carer in the first trimester, with an interim target of 80% by 2019, with equitable rates for all population groups.
Result 3: Keeping Kids Healthy
Target: By 2021, a 25% reduction in the rate of hospitalisations for a selected group of avoidable conditions in children aged 0–12 years, with an interim target of 15% by 2019.
Both of these results comprise the Good Start to Life result area. These results require a strong focus on improving outcomes for pregnant women and children, and reducing inequities of service access and outcomes between different population groups.
This publication sets out the Government’s plans for achieving Better Public Service Results 2 and 3. The overall aim is to ensure that every child in New Zealand gets a good start to life.