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October 2022
Tēnā koe,

In this month’s Health Sector News, we bring you new practical and emotional support resources to help support people, particularly those living in Tāmaki Mākaurau, through the long tail of COVID.

There's also information about the Heart Foundation position statement on sodium and heart health, and a new dashboard from the National Hauora Coalition that aims to give pēpi Māori the best start in life.  

In other Health Navigator Charitable Trust updates, we include presentations from the Long-Term Conditions Forum, as well as a concussion tracker app recently added to our website's NZ Health App Library. 
Ngā mihi,
Health Navigator NZ team
Health Navigator news
New practical and emotional support resources
Masks may be off and life almost back to normal, but the long tail of COVID is still with us and will be for some time. For many this means still having to deal with the fallout from financial stress, long COVID, working at home with sick kids, feelings of isolation and disconnectedness, and more. 

Health Navigator Charitable Trust, in partnership with Te Whatu Ora, has created 15 new practical and emotional support pages, including tips, services and videos to help people get through. Read more.
Long-Term Conditions Forum
Thursday 11 August 2022
Feedback from the forum has been very positive. If you weren't able to attend, or would like to view sessions again, the presentations are now available online for a limited time.
Health news

Salt and blood pressure

The Heart Foundation has reviewed evidence on the relationship between sodium intake and heart health outcomes. The review found strong evidence that a reduction in sodium intake lowers blood pressure in people with both normal and raised blood pressure. Find out more.

New dashboard aims to give pēpi Māori the best start in life

The National Hauora Coalition has released a dashboard to support quality improvement among primary and maternity care providers.The dashboard brings together data from Best Start Pregnancy - an early gestation assessment tool for nurses, midwives and GPs - and Best Start Pēpi, used to assess six-week-old babies transitioning from maternity to primary care. Find out more.
Clinical rehabilitation guideline for people with long COVID
This resource provides a summary of common symptoms and resources for clinicians who are supporting people with long COVID, their whānau and carers. Find out more.
eMHIC International Congress
November 10-11, Auckland and online
The congress will showcase the latest ground-breaking developments in eMental health innovation, thought leadership and strategy, and champion the participation of lived experience representatives. To receive a 20% discount on your registration, use the discount code HNAV20 when you register. Find out more.
Health App Library news
Concussion Tracker
Concussion Tracker app provides assessment, information and advice for people who have experienced a concussion.There are different options within the app for athletes, patients and team coaches. Find out more.
New and updated on our website
Here's some of our new and recently updated topics. Visit for full list.
Key: New page (N); Review (R); Major update (MU)

Health topics


Videos and apps

Quit smoking resource for Maori

How Health Navigator NZ can help you
Studies show learning is enhanced when whānau 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 people 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 whānau to look up online at home. We also have posters and rack cards that are ideal for waiting rooms. 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 Charitable Trust space. We bring you news and links to relevant health promotion topics for the month. As always, we're keen to hear from you about ways we can support your region and population. Please email
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