Child Health Resources

The South Island Child Health Alliance has commissioned the New Zealand Child and Youth Epidemiology Service at the University of Otago to undertake annual reports since 2011 on various aspects of child health in Te Waipounamu | South Island.

Reports from 2011 to the current year are available for Te Waipounamu | South Island region and by district at New Zealand Child and Youth Epidemiology Service 

The First 1000 Days: A South Island Report

This report was prepared for the Hauora Alliance, a cross-sector partnership working to address South Island hauora from a population perspective and sets out to provide information to inform inter-sectoral planning, action and monitoring to enable the best start in life for every child in Te Waipounamu | South Island. Highlighted are the opportunities for inter-sectoral action by addressing gaps in leadership, accountability and monitoring; improving access to or engagement with existing services; improving co-ordination and integration of existing services, and addressing gaps and inequalities.

Using the Te Pae Mahutonga Framework, the report outlines the existing services available for whānau over the first 1000 days and provides key actions to improve outcomes for every South Island Child.

The report was published in September 2018 and developed by Community and Public Health (Canterbury DHB) with the South Island Public Health Partnership as part of the Partnership’s contribution to the Hauora Alliance. The report includes a summary document, comprehensive report and appendices (links below).

Te Pā Harakeke | Nurturing Care in the First 1000 Days

Te Pā Harakeke | Nurturing Care in the First 1000 Days working group finalised a framework in 2022 outlining fundamental principles and recommendations for districts and their partners to improve service delivery for vulnerable pēpi in the first 1000 days. The working group identified a major lack of infrastructure to promote, strengthen and repair the relationship between pēpi and their whānau.

This framework outlines fundamental principles and implementation recommendations that can be delivered by districts throughout Te Waipounamu, to better support all pēpi, of all ethnicities, in their communities.

Te Pā Harakeke – Nurturing Care in the first 1000 days Framework