Child and Young Person Health Reports

Since 2011 the South Island Alliance’s Child Health work stream has commissioned the New Zealand Child and Youth Epidemiology Service at the University of Otago to undertake annual reports on various aspects of child health in the South Island.

The reports published to date include:

  • The health status for children and young people living in the South Island (2011),
  • The determinants of health for children and young people living in the South Island (2012);
  • The health of children and young people with chronic conditions and disabilities living in the South Island (2013).

Chair of the Child Health Service Level Alliance Dr David Barker said the reports provide evidence to support decisions about new programmes and initiatives. “This is baseline data on the overall picture of child and youth health in our region.  It is a strong foundation which we can use to help identify areas that need intervention and help guide us as we shape services.  It is also invaluable as a reference for further analysis.”

While taking an overview snapshot of the situation, each report also has several ‘in-depth topics’ investigating particular issues such as models of primary care or mental health, that were identified as areas that further work can be done. “These are weighty reports, but they are an amazing resource as we work to improve our services.  I encourage people to use and refer to them, so that as we move forward as a region, decisions are based on data and evidence.”

The Health Status of Children and Young People in the South Island 2011

 

The Determinants of Health for Children and Young People in the South Island 2012

For ease of finding information, the report has been divided into chapters. Just click on the link above, then select from the list what chapter you would like to view.  Below each chapter heading is a list of the topics included in that chapter.

 

The Health of Children and Young People with Chronic Conditions and Disabilities in the South Island 2013

 

The Determinants of Health for Children and Young People in the South Island 2014

For ease of finding information, the report has been divided into chapters. Just click on the link above, then select from the list what chapter you would like to view.

The Health Status of Children and Young People in the South Island 2015

For ease of finding information, the report has been divided into chapters. Just click on the link above, then select from the list what chapter you would like to view.