Community + Outreach | He kōrero mō mātou

Providing the right information in the right way

The Healthier Lives Challenge has engaged stakeholders in the selection of the focus areas, research programmes, and initial research activities. To date organisations from four broad categories have participated:

  • Government agencies and policy makers
  • District health boards and primary healthcare organisations
  • Health-related non-governmental organisations
  • Māori and Pacific entities with an interest in health

Healthier Lives has adopted an Integrated Knowledge Translation approach where partnering between knowledge users and researchers supports shared decision making and implementation.

Continued partnership with end users will be key to delivering Challenge targets. Supporting health professionals and health organisations to make use of best available evidence in their practice will only be possible through the development of strong relationships.

Healthier Lives also has important relationships with key organisations working on non-communicable diseases including:

Outreach and knowledge exchange

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february 2018

Highlights from the National Science Challenges

The Challenges, established in 2014, aim to tackle the biggest science-based issues and opportunities facing New Zealand, bringing together the country’s top scientists to work collaboratively across disciplines, institutions and borders to achieve their objectives. The Challenges cover an array of issues facing New Zealand, from diabetes and natural disasters to sustainable management of our seas.

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