Ministry of Health websites

On this page you can read a list of all other Ministry of Health websites, as well as inter-agency and joint initiative websites.


The HealthEd website provides a catalogue of free health resources from the Ministry of Health.


LearnOnline is a vocational training resource hub for New Zealand’s community of health practitioners.

The Journal

The Journal is a website to help New Zealanders recognise and understand depression.

The Lowdown

The Lowdown is a website to help young New Zealanders understand and deal with depression.


Medsafe is the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority. It is responsible for the regulation of therapeutic products in New Zealand.

National Screening Unit (NSU)

The National Screening Unit provides health screening programmes in New Zealand. It is responsible for the safety, effectiveness and quality of health and disability screening programmes. The NSU also provides the Time to Screen website.

Nationwide Service Framework Library (NSFL)

The Nationwide Service Framework Library (NSFL) is a collection of accountability documents, financial templates and resources, definitions, processes and guidelines for district health boards and the Ministry of Health that provide a framework for a nationwide consistent approach to the funding, monitoring and analysis of health services.

Time to Screen

Regular breast and cervical check-ups are important for women's health. At Time to Screen you can find out all you need to know about breast and cervical screening in New Zealand.

Inter-agency and joint initiative websites

The Ministry of Health contributes to a number of websites that are joint projects with other organisations and government departments.


DrugHelp is a drug information and web help resource for people who are concerned about the amount of drugs they are taking and people who are concerned about a drug user.

Health and Disability NGO Council and Network

Health and disability non-government organisations (NGOs) and the Ministry of Health are working together to build a stronger relationship. The Health and Disability NGO Council is elected by the health and disability NGO sector, and works with the Ministry of Health and other stakeholders on issues of importance to the wider NGO sector.

Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand

The Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand – Runanga Whakapiki ake i te Hauora o Aotearoa builds leadership, relationships and the workforce in health promotion consistent with the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Ottawa Charter. It is an Incorporated Society and a registered charity.

Health Promoting Schools

Health Promoting Schools is a settings-based approach to health promotion that was developed by the World Health Organization in the late 1980s and which has been running in New Zealand since 1991. The website includes research, case studies, resources and an online learning community.

Strengthening Families

Strengthening Families is a cross-sectoral, whole-of-government initiative that uses a structured process of government agencies and community organisations working to improve outcomes for vulnerable families. Both government and non-government/community organisations participate in Strengthening Families.

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