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- Alcohol Healthwatch : [web site] = Whakatūpato Waipiro
Dedicated to reducing and preventing alcohol related harm in New Zealand through effective health promotion. Provides information on alcohol-related issues, current projects and events. Contains PDF documents and newsletters.
- Arthritis New Zealand : enabling a better quality of life = Kaiponapona Aotearoa : te whakapiki i te kounga ora
About the national voluntary organisation. Site also has information the different types of arthritis and their treatment and online newsletter.
- Cancer Society = Te Kāhui Makepukupuku o Aotearoa
Site provides information on the society and its functions and services, on cancer and ways of reducing the risk, and resources for cancer patients and their carers.
- Digest / Disability Information Service
The Digest is published quarterly by the Dunedin Disability Information Service. It provides free disability and health related information to the Otago region. Includes information about courses and events. it is supplemented by a fortnightly update. Issues are available in fulltext.
- Disability Information Service Inc.
The Disability Information Service provides free disability and health related information to the Otago region. Includes information about services and support for people with disabilities, current projects, an online directory of health and disability related groups in Otago, a directory of accessible accommodation in Otago, a resource catalogue, and online newsletters Digest, and Fortnightly update.
- Doctors for Sexual Abuse Care
DSAC site is aimed at education and support of medical practitioners working with survivors of sexual assault, but also provides information and lists many relevant publications suitable for patients. Some publications, including the newsletter, patient information and DSAC Liaison Directory for Sexual Abuse Care, available online. DSAC training manual, a resource for medical health professionals, is available online via secure login.
- Eating Difficulties Education Network : EDEN
Provides information about the Auckland based organisation's approach to eating issues, the services they offer, and some proactive ways of promoting body satisfaction.
- Family Planning
Information about the clinical services, education, training and research undertaken by NZ's only national service specialising in sexual and reproductive health.
- Female genital mutilation : information for health & child protection professionals
Part of the programme for educating immigrant women coming to New Zealand from countries where female genital mutilation is still practiced. Provides information on the beliefs and consequences of female genital mutilation, along with online resources and links to publications.
- Fuel Aotearoa : empowering athletic girls and women through education
Site created by Dr Holly Thorpe and Maria Bentley. Aims to provide female athletes, exercising girls and women, coaches and family with information about the physiological, psychological and social aspects of low energy availability and the female athlete triad.
- Goodfellow Unit
The Goodfellow Unit is an independent, dedicated educational unit that provides continuing education for general practitioners and other professionals in primary health care. The site details their services, courses, programmes and online activities. The links page offers links to medical and non-medical sites of interest.
- Health Ed Trust New Zealand Inc : improving health care through education
Supplier of education programmes for HealthCare Providers NZ. Information on their courses, assessment and assessors, resources and order forms, seminars and includes a site map.
- Health literacy New Zealand
Information about health literacy and associated resources for groups working in the health sector and adult literacy in New Zealand. Site by Workbase, a provider of literacy and numeracy services, also outlines consulting services Workbase provides. Includes blog.
- Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand = Runanga Whakapiki ake i Te Hauora o Aotearoa
The Health Promotion Forum is a national umbrella organisation uniting the efforts of community groups work for a healthier society. In addition to information about the organisation and its activities, the site provides information about health promotion and health restructuring. It also includes online publications and a database of training and development opportunities for health promotion workers.
- IAS : Immunisation Awareness Society : for an informed choice
A comprehensive resource for discussion of the issues surrounding immunisation, group wishes parents to make informed choices about immunisation, links to many health sites.
- Injury Prevention Network of Aotearoa New Zealand
Promotes safe living, working, and recreational environments to communities in New Zealand through injury prevention. Membership form to join IPN and a newsletter is attached.
- Life Education Trust
Describes the philosophy behind the Life Education Trust , a health education resource for pre-school, primary and intermediate schools that fits in closely with the Ministry of Education's Health and Physical Education Curriculum and Science Curriculum, and provides information about their programmes. Includes information for parents and teachers, and links to educational resources. Also includes activities for children and teenagers.
- Medlab School : Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science
Information about the course; job opportunities for graduates; FAQs and application details. Information about Palmerston North.
- National Addiction Centre (Aotearoa New Zealand), Department of Psychological Medicine, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences
NAC is a university-based centre dedicated to developing and promoting effective interventions for people with alcohol/drug/addiction problems. Outlines the history, mission statement, staff, research projects, training programmes, publications, conference agendas (1998- ) and affiliated organisations.
- National newsletter / DSAC, Doctors for Sexual Abuse Care
National Newsletter is published by Doctors for Sexual Abuse Care (DSAC). DSAC is a professional organisation of doctors from many disciplines whose prime focus is education and support of medical practitioners to ensure maintenance of internationally recognised standards of best practice in the medical and forensic management of sexual assault. Issues are available in full-text.
- New Zealand Red Cross
Describes the work of the New Zealand Res Cross does around New Zealand. Facility for making online donations and finding out where the local offices are available.
The National Society on Alcohol and Drug Dependence support and lobby for greater understanding and greater funding for the education and treatment of those suffering from substance abuse and dependency.
- Osteoporosis New Zealand
About the organisation. Includes information about the risk factors for osteoporosis, its prevention and treatment.
- Physical Education New Zealand = Te Reo Kori Aotearoa
Promotes physical education within New Zealand, supporting educators by offering professional development, curriculum advice, networking opportunities and a newsletter.
- Poisons prevention and education : New Zealand National Poisons Centre
The NPC maintains a database of poisonous substances in NZ and Australia, and provides advice during poisoning incidents. Website has information on poison prevention including articles, Kidzone, and PDF documents for educators. Includes a first-aid section and news archive.
- Positive Women : supporting women and families in New Zealand living with HIV and AIDS
A support organisation for women and families living with HIV or AIDS. Raises awareness of HIV and AIDS in the community through educational programmes with a focus on prevention and de-stigmatisation.
- Public health & psychosocial studies, AUT
Comprises: School of Psychotherapy, School of Psychology, School of Oral Health and School of Foundation Studies. Lists courses, programmes, student services and events.
- Site Safe : working with you to make your site safe
About the not-for-profit organisation whose aim is to promote improvements in the health and safety practices of the construction industry. Details of training courses available. Members have access to membership directory; safety resources and guidelines.
- St John
A charitable organisation which provides help to the sick and injured. The site provides information on its emergency and support services including first aid courses, opportunities for volunteering, a section for youth, first aid information, news of its current activities and merchandise for sale. Online publications include a newsletter and yearbook.
Provides Information on being sun smart. Includes facts and figures on cancer in New Zealand.
- The New Zealand Charter of Health Practitioners Inc.
Represents those involved in the natural healthcare profession in New Zealand. Information for consumers and members.
- University of Otago, Christchurch (UOC) : [Web site]
Provides an overview of the activities of the school including current research, study programmes, news, events, services, support, and information about the library.
- WaterWeb, the website of Water Safety New Zealand
Information about WSNZ and its activities. Includes water safety advice, downloadable resources, and details about water safety education programmes.
- Werry Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health : [web site]
Information about the centre at the University of Auckland's Tamaki Campus, School of Population Health. Includes projects, upcoming training and events, online resources and publications and a directory of DHB funded CAMH services around New Zealand.
- Whakawhetu : national SIDS prevention for Māori
Information about the Māori SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) Prevention Programme in Māori children.
- Word / produced by the FPA Resource Unit
A sexuality education resource the Word gives young people, especially of secondary school age, information about sex and sexuality so that they can make informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive health. Introductory notes for parents and teachers' notes for use with the web site. Dictionary of terms.