The Health and Independence Report is the Director-General of Health’s annual report on the state of public health in New Zealand. The report looks at: the health of New Zealanders; opportunities to improve health; and some of the challenges facing the health and disability system.
In this year’s Health and Independence report we focus on a number of high profile areas for the health and disability system, including pregnancy and early childhood, mental health and wellbeing, and vulnerable groups. The report also highlights where cross-agency working is essential, due to the interdependence between health and social outcomes.
The 2015 Health and Independence Report is published alongside the Ministry's Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 2015.