Child Health SLA

The Child Health Service Level Alliance (CHSLA) has been formed to improve the health outcomes for children and young people of Te Waipounamu. The CHSLA will continue to focus on initiatives aimed at ensuring all children have the best possible start, delivering projects specifically targeted at improving outcomes for Māori and vulnerable children in our communities.

Working with the five South Island District Health Boards, the CHSLA works to ensure children and their families can easily access the best services possible, in a timely way, to improve their overall wellbeing.

In partnership with the five South Island DHBs the CHSLA builds an annual work programme that supports the South Island Alliance priorities of the First 1000 Days and equity. Combined these projects contribute to the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy outcomes.

Key focus areas include:

Te Harakeke | Nurturing Care in the First 1000 Days

Child Development Services Capacity Building and Quality Improvement Programme

Growing up healthy: responding to national strategies for improving children’s health outcomes and preventing child abuse

Access to Child Services: supporting innovation, good practice and equity based on the Children’s Commissioner’s Equity report

Quality Improvement initiatives such as: eGrowth Charts and the Diabetes Patient Management System