The Ministry has published the following documents on child health in New Zealand.
Child health publications
Published 13 July 2022Sparklers provides free, online wellbeing resources via a website, designed for students in Years 1–8. This publication is an external review of Sparklers, conducted by Huia Publishers.
Published 13 July 2022Mana Ake – Stronger for Tomorrow is a holistic mental health programme that seeks to support primary and intermediate school children in Canterbury and Kaikōura. Mana Ake was externally evaluated by Malatest International, and this publication is the final evaluation report.
Published 31 May 2022This report presents the findings of Kia Puawai, the kaupapa Māori evaluation of the National Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy Prevention Programme
Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy: An analysis of coronial SUDI Liaison Reports from Sept 2018 to June 2020 with subsequent recommendationsPublished 31 May 2022This report sets out the background and findings from analysis of coronial Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy Liaison Reports between September 2018 and June 2020.
Published 01 December 2021The Annual Data Explorer presents results from the 2020/21 New Zealand Health Survey, with comparisons to earlier surveys where possible. Results are available by gender, age group, ethnic group, neighbourhood deprivation and disability status.
Published 29 November 2021These screening protocols are for use by vision hearing technicians (VHTs) and other health professionals who are part of the National Vision Hearing Screening Programme.
Published 30 September 2021This publication provides the Ministry’s evidence base for advice about babies and toddlers food and nutrition needs. The document is written for health practitioners and others who provide advice on nutrition for babies and toddlers.
Published 13 July 2021This document reports on the findings from the Review of the Well Child Tamariki Ora Programme that took place over 2019/20.
Published 10 December 2020Advice for health practitioners on vitamin D and sun exposure in pregnancy and infancy.
Indicator of potentially avoidable hospitalisations for the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy: A brief report on methodologyPublished 02 July 2020This report briefly describes the development of the indicator of potentially avoidable hospitalisation for the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy, using the routinely collected National Minimum Dataset for hospital inpatient events (NMDS).
The Children’s Agencies’ joint plan to prevent harm, and promote wellbeing, for the children and young people in the populations of interest to Oranga Tamariki. Find out more - orangatamariki.govt.nz
The Ministry provides information for parents and caregivers on a range of child health issues, from immunisation and healthy eating to dental health and headlice.
Hard copies can be ordered for free from the HealthEd website.
Sit Less, Move More, Sleep Well: Active play guidelines for under-fives: resources
Posters, waiata, a lullaby and video resources in te reo Māori and English.