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May 2021
Tēnā koe,

In this month’s health sector news, we bring you information about a workshop this Friday on privilege and equity in health, plus details for new multi-language fact sheets for empagliflozin,

In Health Navigator NZ updates, we bring you news about Health Navigator NZ being a finalist in the
New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards He Tohu Mauri Ora, a list of our website's new topics and two health app reviews.

Ngā mihi,
Dr Janine Bycroft
Clinical Director, Health Navigator Charitable Trust
Health news
Equity training
DETAILS: 7 May 2021, Wellington
WHO: Hosted by Dr Pat Neuwelt, these sessions will reshape how your view privilege and equity in health. These fun workshops will make you question what you thought you knew and enable you to facilitate great equity awareness workshops.
Limited spaces available. Find out more and register.
New multi-language fact sheets support safer use of empagliflozin
Health Navigator NZ has created new, plain language fact sheets that provide easy to understand information about the type 2 diabetes medicine empagliflozin. The fact sheets have been developed in English, te reo Māori, Samoan and Tongan languages, providing clear, accurate information about empagliflozin. The project is part of Health Navigator NZ’s ongoing commitment to helping improve health literacy and reduce health inequity.

The new fact sheets provide easy to understand information that both patients and clinicians can use. Health Navigator NZ developed the fact sheets because the existing information on empagliflozin was overly complex and not available in other languages. The team collaborated extensively with subject matter experts to create engaging, accurate and easy to read messages about the medicine.

Please share these links with prescribers, dispensers, GPs, nurses and pharmacists so patients/whānau have the right information when they need it. 
Health Navigator NZ news
Health Navigator NZ finalist in award
Health Navigator NZ is a finalist in the New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards He Tohu Mauri Ora 2021. The entry focused on the resources that have been developed to improve medicine safety, including website content, medicine dose calculators, translated brochures and videos on how to use medicine devices.
Take a look at what's new and updated on our website 
Here are some of the latest new or updated topics. Visit for full list.

Health topics



Videos and apps

Health app library news
Nymbl app
The Nymbl app is for older adults who are looking to improve or maintain their balance through balance training.
Note: This app is currently being trialled as part of ACC's Live Stronger for Longer falls prevention programme.
Alcohol use apps
The Health Navigator NZ team has recently added two new a
lcohol use apps that can help people monitor and lower their alcohol consumption.
Quit smoking resource for Maori

How Health Navigator NZ 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, share pages via email and social media or jot down topic suggestions on our wallet cards for patients to look up online at home. We also have posters and rack cards that are ideal for waiting room
s. Order here

**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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