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December 2019
Tēnā koe,

This month we bring you resources for the Christmas and summer season, updated Health Navigator wallet cards, new topic pages on the Health Navigator website and two new app reviews.

The team at Health Navigator would like to thank you for your support over the past year and wish you a happy and healthy festive season.

Ngā mihi,
Dr Janine Bycroft
Clinical Director, Health Navigator Charitable Trust
Health Navigator news
Christmas and summer resources

Health Navigator has a range of resources to support New Zealanders in the silly season and over the summer period:
Health Navigator wallet cards             

The Health Navigator wallet cards, which health professionals can use to recommend content on the website for patients, have been updated in line with new branding. Wallet cards can be ordered by contacting

Health Navigator website: New & updated topics

Health topics


Videos and apps

Health App Library news
App reviews

New app reviews are being added to the Health App Library on a regular basis. The following app categories have recently been added or updated:
  • Breast self-examination app. We have recently reviewed the Pre Check app, by the Breast Cancer Foundation. This page also includes what to look for in breast self-examination apps and the difference between breast self-examination and breast awareness.
  • The Your.MD – symptom checker app has recently been reviewed. This page also includes information on how symptom checkers work, how safe and accurate they are and tips on what to look for in symptom checkers.
If there are any categories that you would like added to the Health App Library, or if you would like to review a favourite health app for us, email 
Recommended resources
Quit smoking resource for Maori

How Health Navigator can help you 
Studies show learning is enhanced when patients are given quality written or online information to support their retention and understanding following a consultation or hospital admission. The Health Navigator NZ website is designed to make it easy for your clinical teams to give patients and clients relevant New Zealand information and self-care resources. 

You can print out topic sheets or jot down topic suggestions on our wallet cards for patients to look up online at home. We also have posters and recently updated DLE rack cards that are ideal for outpatient waiting room
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**Reminder: This clinical update is to give DHBs, PHOs and other key health groups an overview of what's happening in the Long-Term Conditions and Health Navigator space. We bring you news and links to relevant health promotion topics for the month. As always, we are keen to hear from you about ways we can support your region and population. Please email
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