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Investigating the impact of transport and community infrastructure on peoples’ health and wellbeing
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Evaluating a digital health programme for self-management of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes
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Biomarkers for cancer detection

Applying precision oncology to the New Zealand healthcare system for better cancer management
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Capitalising on New Zealand’s health data

Using big and linked data to investigate non-communicable diseases
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Epigenetics for equitable cardiovascular risk prediction

Using epigenetics as a precision medicine tool for predicting cardiovascular disease outcomes more equitably
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Equitable CVD and diabetes risk prediction

Improving cardiovascular and type 2 diabetes risk prediction for Māori, Pacific and Indian subcontinent ethnic groups
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Investigating whether probiotics and prebiotics can prevent the development of type 2 diabetes
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He Pikinga Waiora

Making health interventions work for Māori communities
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Healthier Lives Implementation Network

Implementing novel health programmes to meet the needs of Māori and Pacific communities
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HYPE (Healthy Policy Evaluation)

Evaluating the implementation and impact of the National Healthy Food and Drink Policy
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Implementing equitable health interventions

Supporting the health system to implement interventions and improve health equity
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Integrated data to address inequitable health outcomes

Investigating data linkage bias in the IDI and implementation gaps in H. pylori testing and treatment
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Integrating ctDNA into the New Zealand healthcare system

Using ctDNA to detect and manage cancer treatment
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Life-course impact of chronic health conditions

Investigating the impact of chronic disease on families and whānau at different life stages
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Mana Tū

Investigating a whānau ora approach to long-term conditions
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Manawataki Fatu Fatu

Investigating access-gaps in cardiovascular disease treatment for Māori and Pacific Peoples
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Nutritional determinants of non-communicable diseases

Understanding the impact of diet on health
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Oire Tokoroa Family Diabetes Prevention Programme

A type 2 diabetes prevention programme, co-designed with Pacific families and communities
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Supporting healthy lifestyles: a Maori and Pasifika mHealth approach
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Pasifika Prediabetes Youth Empowerment Programme

Empowering Pacific Island communities to lead healthier lifestyles
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Sustainable New Zealand Kai

Assessing the health and environmental benefits of sustainable New Zealand diets
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Te Kāika DiRECT

A primary care-led weight management intervention for adults with obesity and prediabetes or type 2 diabetes
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Improving individuals’ health by strengthening community connectedness
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Healthy food and physical activity environments

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Culturally centred health interventions for Māori and Pacific peoples

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Precision medicine and personalised prevention

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