To assist the Ministry in the development of this programme the New Zealand Guidelines Group (NZGG) has been asked to undertake a systematic review in two areas relating to the primordial prevention of Rheumatic Fever.
- the effectiveness of health literacy interventions, and
- interventions to reducing overcrowding in households at higher risk of rheumatic fever.
In addition, NZGG will provide the Ministry with information on current local activities and initiatives, which are designed to prevent rheumatic fever in high risk communities through health literacy interventions. This information will include an analysis of how current activities fit with what the literature indicates are the most effective components of such interventions.