Long-Term Conditions Network & Health Navigator Charitable Trust
ISSN: 1197-6693 No.52: December 2019
Our thanks for all your support over the year and best wishes for a wonderful Christmas and holiday season. 
  1. News and upfront
  2. Useful resources
  3. Training and CME updates
  4. Articles of interest
  5. What's on
  6. Subscription information
News and upfront
Annual Update of Key Results 2018/19: New Zealand Health Survey

The latest results are now available for the Annual Data Explorer with comparisons to earlier surveys. Results are available by gender, age group, ethnic group and neighbourhood deprivation. Find out more here
Living a healthy life with chronic conditions 5th edition 

This is the well-known guide book by Kate Lorig et al used for the Stanford self-management group programme. Originally based on a five-year study, this completely revised 5th edition has grown to include the feedback of medical professionals and people with chronic conditions all over the world.

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Wai 2575 Māori Health Trends Report

The Ministry of Health’s Māori Health Insights team has produced the Māori Health Trends Report, including several subject-specific modules, to inform the Wai 2575 Health Services and Outcomes Kaupapa Inquiry (Wai 2575). The report shows changes of Māori health over the years 1990–2015. 

Find out more here
Understanding digital literacy for health and disability providers in New Zealand

The Ministry of Health wants to understand how the health and disability sector has incorporated digital tools and platforms; what people already know; and what they feel they lack. You can help by doing this survey.

Find out more here. (CLOSES TODAY) 
Useful resources
Starting insulin for people with type 2 diabetes

This updated booklet includes what you need to know about starting insulin in people with type 2 diabetes. 

Find out more here
Atrial fibrillation clinical guidelines and resources

Atrial fibrillation resources for health professionals, including clinical guidelines and tools and information for patients from the Heart Foundation NZ. 

Find out more here
You and your ICD

A new hardcopy pamphlet is available for ordering here.

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Practical solutions to improve care

An interactive guide to support practitioners to improve services for people living with both mental and physical health problems.

Find out more here
Training & CME updates
Medsafe e-learning module: Adverse Drug Reactions

The module is endorsed by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 2.0 hours Continuing Medical Education (CME) for General Practice Educational Programme 2/3 (GPEP) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.

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Goodfellow Gems

Find out a range of Goodfellow gems on different topics chosen by Dr Bruce Arroll, you can also sign up for fortnightly gems by entering your email.

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Articles & trends of interest
Addressing the social and commercial determinants of healthy weight

This review examines the social and commercial determinants of healthy eating, physical activity and obesity, and identifies effective and promising interventions focused on the social and commercial determinants of health that could be implemented in Australia to improve healthy weight. 

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A cost-effectiveness analysis of the Prediabetes Intervention Package (PIP) in primary care: a New Zealand pilot programme

This article aims to estimate the cost-effectiveness of the Prediabetes Intervention Package (PIP), a multilevel primary care nurse-delivered prediabetes lifestyle intervention programme was piloted in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. 

View the article here
Health literacy in type 2 diabetes patients: a systematic review of systematic reviews

This article aims to summarize, critically review, and interpret the evidence related to the systematic reviews on health literacy (HL) amongst type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). 

View the article here
Effectiveness of self-management interventions in young adults with type 1 and 2 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Current self‐management interventions did not improve outcomes in young adults with diabetes. This article highlights the need for the development of more effective interventions for young adults with diabetes.

View the article here
What's on
Hack Aotearoa 2020

This event will will bring together health professionals, data scientists and innovators to collaborate and leverage data science methodologies to analyse datasets and seek solutions for clinical challenges and information gaps in healthcare. 

Hack Aotearoa is the only event in NZ to foster practical, cross-disciplinary collaboration between healthcare and data science, and this is essential to advancing the state of our current health system.

Auckland 17th - 19th January 2020
More information can be found here
Public Health Summer School 

The Public Health Summer School offers practical 1–2 day courses to anyone who wants to develop their knowledge and skills. It has been providing this training for over 20 years and has grown to become the largest and longest running summer school of its type in the Southern Hemisphere.

Wellington 10th - 28th February 2020
More information can be found here
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Workshops

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, known as ‘ACT’ (pronounced as the word ‘act’) is a mindfulness based cognitive behavioural therapy that has a major emphasis on values, forgiveness, acceptance, compassion, living in the present moment, and accessing a transcendent sense of self. 

ACT has proven effective with a variety of problems including pain, addictions, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety and stress. More information can be found on the event website
FLO Talanoa

FLO Talanoa is a Pasifika suicide prevention education programme for Pasifika communities that is evidence-informed, culturally safe and designed to be led by the community for the community.  

It is a call to action and aligned with the Pasifika values of love, respect and reciprocity.  

Upcoming dates:

11 February 2020 
18 March 2020
06 April 2020
19 May 2020
23 June 2020

More information can be found here
World Public Health Nutrition Congress

Held every 4 years, the World Public Health Nutrition Congress was established by the World Public Health Nutrition Association (WPHNA) to bring together the international public health nutrition sector for an international congress free from funding from conflicted sources. The Congress acts as a pathway to strengthen the knowledge base, partnerships and commitment for effective action to improve nutrition related health, particularly among vulnerable populations in the world.

Brisbane 31st March - 2nd April 2020
More information can be found here
Public Health Leadership Programme

The programme is funded by the Ministry of Health and has been developed following extensive consultation with the sector.

Applications for the 2020 Public Health Leadership Programme are now open. Find out more here

The programme dates are:

Programme 1 (Wellington): 17–18 June, 19–20 August, 21–22 October 2020
Programme 2 (Auckland): 24–25 June, 26–27 August, 28–29 October 2020.
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