Long-Term Conditions Network & Health Navigator Charitable Trust
ISSN: 1197-6693 No.55: October 2021
News and upfront
We're hiring!
Health Navigator Charitable Trust is expanding! We will have a number of roles coming up in the next month or two, so if you're looking for something new, visit our website to see what's available. Find out more here
Ask, Build, Check – improve outcomes
Ask, Build, Check (ABC) is a patient-centred health literacy framework developed in Aotearoa New Zealand. This simple three-step approach can improve outcomes for any long-term condition. View examples for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
PHARMAC launches equity campaign for Māori and Pasifika with type 2 diabetes
PHARMAC/Te Pātaka Whaioranga has launched a pioneering campaign, "You are a Priority", to raise awareness about the new funding criteria for the type 2 diabetes medications empagliflozin and dulaglutide. Find out more here.
Getting through: Lockdown survival tips for caring professionals
Grow are delivering a range of interesting weekly panel discussions for caring professionals. The webinars offer practical tips for supporting service users and clients.

FREE Wednesday Webinars 4.00pm - 5.00pm.  Read more here.
Useful resources
Enabling help report
The Enabling Help report outlines why a rethink of the ideas that drive the service delivery system is essential for people with complex and long term needs. 

Download the report here.
Patient authors – podcast
Helen Osborne from Health Literacy Out Loud talks with Professor Woolley and Thomas Gegeny about patient authors. They discuss how including the perspective of a patient’s lived experience can help make medical publications more relevant, understandable and accessible. 

Access the podcast episode here.
Dementia best practice resource links
The New Zealand Dementia Foundation has a hub of best practice resources hub on their website. The hub contains information and links to a range of dementia related training and resources grouped by sector, including primary care.

Learn more here.
Third issue of Digital Health CONNECT magazine
This edition of CONNECT magazine includes a column from Health Minister Andrew Little outlining his vision for the future, enabled by data and digital. Plus a feature article on value-based healthcare, and much more.
Articles & trends of interest
The effects of dietary education interventions on individuals with type 2 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis
In this review the authors found dietary education interventions provided for at least 3 months were highly effective in controlling HbA1c levels. Individualized education was more effective, and combining diet, exercise and psychosocial intervention is more effective than diet education alone. 

Find out more here.
Inequities in people with gout: A focus on Māori (indigenous people) of Aotearoa New Zealand
The authors concluded that the challenge for New Zealand healthcare providers, is to authentically partner with Māori to develop culturally appropriate, acceptable and effective systems to overcome disparities and enable a pathway to health equity and beyond for people with gout. To fail to do so is acceptance of the status quo, and is, by definition, structural racism.

Find out more here.
Training & CME updates
eHealth TALK
News and interviews on data and digital health in New Zealand. Hosted by editor Rebecca McBeth. Brought to you by HiNZ.
Goodfellow events and webinars
Goodfellow Events are developed by both primary and specialist healthcare professionals – nurses, nurse practitioners, general practitioners, clinical specialists – for their peers. Here you can find a list of Goodfellow Events and Webinars on various topics. 

Find out more here.
Same webinars, new home
My Health Hub
is from the same team at Mobile Health that has delivered education for the last 15 years. Providing webinars, CPD sessions and self-directed short courses.
Follow them on Facebook and LinkedIn

Visit their new website.
What's on
Digital Health Week
29 November–1 December 2021, Wellington

This event brings together all the key players within the digital health sector, for one dynamic week. HiNZ delegates include clinicians, IT professionals, health sector managers, government, industry, academics, students, and other NGOs. 

Visit the website to view the speakers, programme and to register.
HIMSS21 APAC Conference 
18–19 October 2021, Singapore & online
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) APAC Conference will converge under the theme of "Future-Proof Healthcare: The Emergence of Asia Pacific". Hear from speakers and thought leaders as they explore future-proof capabilities to help organisations enhance quality of care and reduce costs.

Visit the website to view the speakers, programme and to register.
Online CPD hub
You can now find an online CPD hub and upcoming events calendar on the Health Navigator NZ website. View current, past and future webinars, videos, conferences and more. There is also the option to add an event. 

Find out more here.
Subscription information
Suggestions and regional news
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Editors: Pat Flanagan and Dr Janine Bycroft.
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