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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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Healthier Lives Events


The Diabesity Crisis, 17 March 2017

Co-hosted with A Better Start National Science Challenge and Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre, The Diabesity Crisis: how can we make a difference? symposium brought together national and international experts in diabetes and obesity research, focusing on how preventive actions and treatments can make a difference to the rising tide of diabetes and obesity in New Zealand.

The ‘cost’ of sugar, 16 March 2017

This public forum was about the wide-ranging impacts of sugar in our society. Renowned broadcaster, Kim Hill, chaired an expert panel and took questions from the audience to tease out what we really know about this complex and controversial topic



Healthier Lives Kōrero Tahi, 18 October 2016

Healthier Lives Kōrero Tahi 2016 was an opportunity to hear about early research in the Healthier Lives Challenge. This was the first research symposium, held in Wellington on 18 October 2016. The  aim of the event was to start or build on conversations with fellow researchers and stakeholders.