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May 2019
Tena koe

This month we bring you information on a Facebook Live on immunisation on 1 May at 7pm, sepsis videos, links to immunisation topics for this week's Immunisation Week, updates on recent Health Navigator activity and two app reviews.

Ngā mihi 
Dr Janine Bycroft
Clinical Director, Health Navigator Charitable Trust
Health News

Immunisation facebook live with IMAC
In line with Health Navigator's aim to provide equitable health information for all New Zealanders, a Facebook live has been organised in conjunction with the Immunisation Advisory Centre this Wednesday 1 May at 7pm.  Facebook lives give New Zealanders the chance to get reputable information and ask questions from specialists.

Please help share this event via social media and to your providers. You can do so on Facebook or you can use the wording below to share with the public:

The recent measles outbreaks seem to have everyone talking about vaccines and immunisation. Everyone has an opinion, but is it an informed one? To help you know how to do the best for your whānau and community, immunisation specialists Dr Emma Best and Lisbeth Alley are joining us on 1 May at 7pm for a special vaccinations Facebook Live. They'll give an update on recent outbreaks and answer all of your questions relating to vaccines and immunisation.

Dr Emma Best is a Paediatric Infectious Diseases specialist working at Starship Hospital and Lisbeth Alley is the Northern Regional Immunisation Advisor for the Immunisation Advisory Centre.

Sepsis videos
Three sepsis videos featuring Dr Erik McClain (Sepsis Trust) have been created to explain how sepsis is caused, signs to watch for, and the serious effects which can include death.

Health Promotion Topics

Looking for more relevant content to share on your organisation's facebook page? Follow Health Navigator on Facebook where posts on relevant health promotion topics are posted.

Immunisation Awareness week
30 April 2019 to 6 May 2019

Health Navigator News
Kōrero mai community
Providing quality health information is a team effort – and we want you to be part of our team. We've created a Facebook group so we can hear what you think is important when it comes to the content and delivery of your health information
Take charge interactive version 
An interactive version of the Take Charge: My Health Plan has been created. This booklet provides a useful tool for people to start creating their own care plan or review and develop with their healthcare team. You can then save a copy or print as needed.

View Take Charge: My Health Plan booklet
Māori health
Improving Māori health is an important area of focus for all health services and providers within New Zealand.
Continuing professional development

Health Navigator have updated their professional development section to make it quicker and easier for clinicians of all backgrounds (allied health providers to nurses, doctors and students) to find a range of updates, courses, events or online videos.
New & updated topics

Health topics


Videos and apps



Health App News
New app reviews are being added to the Health App library on a regular basis. Recent additions include:
  • The Hailie™ solution  appThis app provides people who live with asthma or COPD with the tools to help manage their condition and helps them to take control of their health day by day.
  • Stroke Riskometer appAn app developed by AUT Enterprise Limited aimed at helping anyone wanting to calculate their risk of stroke.
If there are any categories that you would like added to the health app library 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 admission. The Health Navigator NZ website is designed to make this easy for your clinical teams to give patients and clients relevant NZ information and self-care resources. 

You can print out topic sheets, or jot down other topic suggestions on our wallet cards for patients to review 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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