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July 2019
Tena koe

This month we bring you news from the health sector, updates on recent Health Navigator activity and two health app reviews.

Ngā mihi 
Dr Janine Bycroft
Clinical Director, Health Navigator Charitable Trust
Health News
Supporting people & whanau living with long term conditions
Over the last 6 months, the Counties Manukau primary care team have been engaging with consumers, family/whaanau/staff and providers to understand and capture their experiences, to inform and improve their future models of care. The following co-design discovery phase report captures the findings from 47 hui, feedback forums and interviews which included over 500 whanau, patients, consumers, staff and health providers.
Read the report here.
Kiri Rikihana (HQSC) on health equity
Kiri Rikihana, Kaiwhakahaere Te Whai Oranga at the Health Quality & Safety Commission talks about how we can work together to make health equity a reality, and not a 'buzz word'.

Watch the video here or visit Achieving equity on the Ministry of Health website. 
Health Navigator News
New & updated topics

Health topics Medicines Videos and apps
Health App News
New app reviews are being added to the Health App library on a regular basis. Recent additions include:
  • Power of Rhythm App. An app for for any person with Parkinson’s who has walking or gait problems. It is a tool for physiotherapists to use with their patients to help reduce freezing of gait (freezing during walking) by using a method called rhythmic auditory stimulation.
  • Feedsafe NZ app. An app that provides information about alcohol and breastfeeding. It contains official recommendations from the NZ Ministry of Health.
New app reviews are being added to the Health App library on a regular basis. 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
s. Order form

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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