- Supporting age-friendly communities through inter-agency promotion, developing advice and tools and building partnerships
- Increasing resilience through promotion of strength and balance programmes (including food and nutrition, physical activity, reducing alcohol-related harm) and social connections
- Building cross government alliances to reduce family violence and other social factors for health ageing
- Improving health literacy by supporting take-up of technology, online content and awareness of advance-care planning.
Acute and restorative care
- Supporting initiatives to reduce avoidable acute admissions
- Streamlining acute assessment tools and processes
- Improving the patient journey, quality of care, discharge planning, family engagement and cultural responsiveness of services through sharing best practice
- Smarter use of data to identify older people at risk of falls
- Improved rehabilitation by building relationship with primary care, allied health and other partners
- Incorporating ‘restorative’ care models where appropriate and ensuring teams are deployed effectively.
Living well with long term conditions
- Improving models of home and community care by focusing on the needs of older people and their families, and respecting cultural differences
- Improving conditions for kaiāwhina workforce, and developing a workforce plan for healthy ageing
- Better support for people to live well with: dementia, diabetes, stroke, musculoskeletal conditions, mental illness and substance abuse, low vision
- Promoting self-management by giving older people the tools and support they need, including guidance, technology and information to support self-care and reduce social isolation.
Supporting people with high and complex needs
- Work with the sector to identify and test frailty identification tools for primary care settings
- Agree standard referral and discharge protocols for people moving into and out of residential care facilities
- Facilitate access to medicines management for people living at home and in residential facilities.
Respectful end of life
- Complete and implement a palliative care action plan
- Implementation of Te Ara Whakapiri: Principles and guidance for the last days of life
- Developing options for surveying patient and family experience.
Implementation, measurement and review
- Planning and delivering a coordinated programme of work towards the Healthy Ageing Strategy goals
- Improving collection and use of older people’s experiences of care, and engaging older people in DHB forums
- Co-designing of minor ailments/referrals service as part of the Pharmacy Action Plan
- Reviewing implementation progress and publishing indicators for District Health Boards
- Improving our knowledge base through greater collaboration in research development and dissemination.