• 08 Nov 2016 5:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The Lancet has partnered with four leading academic institutions (The University of Melbourne, University College London, the London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Columbia University) to establish a Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing.

    The Commission has 30 members from 14 countries spanning all parts of the globe. It has brought together experts, including youth advocates, with a range of disciplines as well as policy and practice perspectives.

    This Newspost features articles on the World Bank Youth Group Summit.

  • 21 Oct 2016 1:46 PM | Anonymous

    Please circulate through your organisations and nursing networks.


    Knowledge and skills frameworks (KSF): Survey

    Please find attached a survey link, forwarded on behalf of the National Nursing Consortium.


    The Consortium are reviewing the KSF toolkit and endorsement process in terms of delivery against the Consortium objectives.


    This particular survey has been created specifically for the nurse leaders and potential users of KSF.

    All nurses are invited to participate and circulation through nursing networks would be appreciated.

     The Consortium needs as much feedback as possible, via this short survey, to help inform this part of the review.

     Please use this link to enter the survey  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LMVBK6H

    Closing date is: 31 October 5pm.

    Kind regards

    Liz Manning, RN, BN, MPhil, FCNA(NZ)


  • 27 Sep 2016 5:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Most lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning
    (LGBTQ)* youth are happy and thrive during their adolescent years. Going to a school that creates a safe and supportive learning environment for all students and having caring and accepting parents are especially important. This helps all youth achieve good grades and maintain good mental and physical health. However, some LGBTQ youth are more likely than their heterosexual peers to experience difficulties in their lives and school environments, such as violence.

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  • 27 Sep 2016 5:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In this week's Adolescent Health News Roundup, top stories include stories about the decline in teen pregnancy, the CDC rejects the nasal flu vaccine, the lasting effects of early bedtimes for kids, the Gates Foundation donates $25 million to maternal healthcare in Pakistan and more. 

    Read more......

  • 27 Sep 2016 5:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    What's going on....?!

    We have been doing everything from NZ Fashion Week, to multiple trips to the snow, overseas trips to the Gold Coast, getting vegetable plots started, picking hundreds of kilos of lemons and venturing everywhere from Kaikoura to Northland. Recreate youth have got it good! In this email we have links to our newsletters, a fundraising campaign we are running to help us with MOXIE and information about services out there that could help you with you and your child's future.

    The moment that all of you have been waiting for... Newsletters!

    The pictures below will take you to our online links for our Term for Newsletters for Auckland, Waikato and Christchurch. Not from these areas? That's all good! Give us a call and we can see what programmes might be available to you. We do our best to make all our programmes accessible no matter where you are in Aotearoa.

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  • 27 Sep 2016 5:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Message from Bryan Wilson - Community Investment

    Bryan Wilson - Acting Deputy Chief Executive, MSD

    Tēnā koutou katoa

    Last week we published the Community Investment Strategy Update 2016.

    The Update summarises what we achieved in the first year of the three-year implementation process, sets out the direction for the next 12 months and aligns with the work programme to establish the new Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki.

    Since the release of the Strategy in 2015, MSD has been developing its social investment approach to contracting for programmes and services. This allows us to better deliver effective programmes and services to the right people at the right time.

    A social investment approach is about providing up-front investment to support people most at risk of poor outcomes later on in life. We will use the technology and data available to help us understand the people who rely on the programmes and services we invest in. We want providers to be able to spend more time working with their clients and collecting information about the results they’re getting, and less time meeting our contract compliance requirements.

    Our focus is on ensuring there is sufficient evidence about the programmes and services we fund for us to be confident they will work. We are confident the Community Investment Strategy will enable us to achieve this.

    Ngā mihi,

    Bryan Wilson
    Associate Deputy Chief Executive
    Community Investment

    In this September 2016 issue:

    [e-news image] Message from Bryan Wilson - Community Investment
    [e-news image] Community Investment Strategy Update 2016
    [e-news image] Investing in Children Programme: Transformational change
    [e-news image] International Leadership Award recipients announced
    [e-news image] Recognising KickStart Breakfast’s unsung heroes
    [e-news image] New Director for Hamilton Children’s Team

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  • 27 Sep 2016 5:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
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    Emcare Update I New Building - Better Facilities!

    We have moved to a commercial premises in Albany, and are building a simulation centre so that we can provide relevant scenarios for you. Our dental chair is in place, and so is the GP examination table.


    From the end of this week, a majority of our Auckland courses will be held at our office in Albany. We are keeping one course a month at Auckland City Hospital for those that would prefer to have a course there.

    Feel free to drop in an say hi if you are in Albany. Our address is 235D Bush Road.

    We believe that a number of you have been contacted by your governing bodies, stating that you must sit one of the new New Zealand Resuscitation Council courses.

    At this point in time, the new manual has been released, but no other resources or information about the courses have been released.

    We are continuing to run courses as per the current New Zealand Resuscitation Council guidelines until we are able to run the new courses.

    The certificate that you receive upon successful completion of your course will be recognised by your governing body. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

    We have been busy providing courses throughout New Zealand, and would be happy to discuss running a course at your place of work. Give us a call or contact us via the Emcare website to arrange this.

    Stay dry, warm and safe
    The team at Emcare 
    Saving Lives Made Simple

    Training Guidelines

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  • 27 Sep 2016 5:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Nau mai, Haere mai, Welcome

    Hello everyone.   It is great to be writing my first newsletter as the CEO of Auckland Communities Foundation.  I’ve had a month working with the small but fabulous team here and have been getting out to meet donors and community stakeholders.   A busy time!

    I’m passionate about the act of giving – how rewarding it is and how powerful it can be for all involved.  I know there are many Aucklanders who want to give, but don’t have the time to feel they can make a real impact. 

    We are a time poor society and you need to invest time to understand the charitable sector, find out where your precious dollars can have an impact and how best to contribute.

    That’s where the Auckland Communities Foundation can help.  It’s our job to understand the rich and varied community sector in Auckland and assist you to achieve your giving goals.  We’re unique in having this perspective and offering this service to Aucklanders -without having a profit motive ourselves.
    We want to see Auckland’s communities profit and we share this desire with the many people who have left a bequest for us or set up a foundation within our structure.  If we can help you with your giving, please get in touch.

    Dellwyn Stuart
    Chief Executive Officer

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  • 27 Sep 2016 5:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Kia ora FANNZ

    Just when we think people are too busy …

    FASD Awareness Day Poster

    Attached is a FASDAY 2016 poster, the work of a Year 13 student from Lynfield College in Auckland who chose FASD Awareness resources for her level 3 NCEA Design & Visual Communication Subject.  Please feel free to print, save and share (oh, and it will have 2017 on it for next year). We think she has done a fine job and wish her well for the future!

    FASD Awareness Day NDHB Special Edition

    Attached is a Special Edition of Alcohol and Other Drugs Update compiled especially for FASDAY by Dave Hookway from Northland DHB. It is wonderful to see our growing collective efforts to raise awareness and support for FASD prevention and intervention gathered together in one place!  Isn’t it amazing what happens with very little when good people get together!   Thank you for compiling and enabling others to share this useful resource Dave.  

    FASD Awareness Day ads on i-heart radio

    A series of radio ads promoting the no alcohol when pregnant message will feature on i-Heart Radio over the coming two weeks. Thanks again to the generosity of Northland DHB, the nation gets to hear this!

    Hawkes Bay Collaboration for FASDAY

    Details of FASDAY activities in the wonderful Hawkes Bay have appeared on Scoop 


    Bay of Plenty TV Ad

    Janet and friends from Tauranga got together to produce an advert which aired in many regions last year. Efforts to do that again are continuing.  You can watch the advert on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ16ubMrLIg  Janet wishes to remind people - Please note no babies were harmed in the making of this ad)!!

    FASD Policy and Research Forum

    Don’t forget to join in the discussion about the Government’s FASD Action Plan and FASD research @ this year’s FASDAY Policy and Research Forum in Association with the University of Auckland School of Population Health.  It’s FREE and NO Need to RSVP.

    When: 9am- 12.00pm Friday 9th September.

    Where: Building 721: Room 201 University of Auckland Tamaki Campus.  Details @ www.fan.org.nz

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