Pilot programme targets child health

A new programme aims to prevent children missing out on important health services.

There are 29 interactions a child should have with health services before their 6th birthday. The new programme will help ensure all these interactions happen. Health providers such as GPs, Plunket, Well Child, and others working with children, will be able to log on to a secure website to see if a child is receiving their health milestones, like immunisations, hearing tests, and oral health check-ups.

The programme will start rolling out across the Waikato region in August 2014 and then out to the Lakes, Tairawhiti, and Taranaki District Health Boards in early 2015. Read more.

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