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  • 04 Apr 2015 8:04 AM | Anonymous

    This report looked at how to deliver youth-centred health services mainly in community and primary care settings. It is one of a number of forecasts commissioned by Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ) to build a picture of the future health and disability workforce.

    Recommendations included:

    • more workforce training in youth health
    • better monitoring of young people’s needs
    • more youth-centred services to increase access for vulnerable and at-risk young people.
    access the report here
  • 01 Apr 2015 10:16 PM | Janine Ryland

    Research from the Government's Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit shows that fewer teenagers are giving birth, and teenage births have declined in all regions except Northland. 

    Click here to link to the factsheet summary

    Click here to link to the full report


  • 01 Apr 2015 10:04 PM | Janine Ryland

    Youth participation key to good decision making. Youth development organisation Youthline says it is a priority for communities to facilitate meaningful youth participation.

    This was one of the driving forces behind a meeting of Youthline’s National Youth Advisory Group, recently renamed the National Youth Collective, (NYC) last month.

    Click here to read the news article

  • 01 Apr 2015 9:48 PM | Janine Ryland

    Smoking among New Zealand 14- and 15-year-olds has dipped below 3 per cent for the first time, as health officials push for new legislation to help teens kick the habit.

    Click here for NZ Herald Article

    Click here for results on ASH website

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