Delivering Better Public Services: A Good Start to Life

Result Action Plan for Result 2: Healthy mums and babies and Result 3: Keeping kids healthy

Published online: 
09 June 2017
Delivering Better Public Services: A Good Start to Life.

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.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    09 June 2017
  • ISBN:
    978-1-98-850241-0 (print); 978-1-98-850238-0 (online)
  • HP number:
    6633
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2017. Delivering Better Public Services: A Good Start to Life – Result Action Plan for Result 2: Healthy mums and babies and Result 3: Keeping kids healthy. Wellington. Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:
    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.
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