The impact of respiratory disease in New Zealand: 2014 update:

Telfar Barnard, L., Baker, M., Pierse, N., & Zhang, J.

4 April, 2015

This report covers six respiratory disease indicators: asthma, bronchiectasis, childhood bronchiolitis and pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and total respiratory disease.

The effect of an electronic monitoring device with audiovisual reminder function on adherence to inhaled corticosteroids and school attendance in children with asthma: a randomised controlled trial.:

Chan, A., Stewart, A., Harrison, J., Camargo, C., Black, P., Mitchell, E.

12 March, 2015

We did a randomised controlled trial in patients aged 6–15 years who attended the regional emergency department in Auckland, New Zealand with an asthma exacerbation and were on regular inhaled corticosteroids.

Pacific Island health: Causes of poor health:

Tukuitonga, C.

17 January, 2015

It is generally accepted that the socio-economic factors – especially education and income – are the most important determinant of population health status. Poor people with limited education generally have poor health.

The Global Asthma Report 2014:

Global Asthma Network

30 October, 2014

The Global Asthma Report 2014 includes strategic and practical recommendations and valuable information for governments, health organisations, health professionals, and people with asthma.

Pacific health workforce service forecast: Report to Health Workforce New Zealand and the Ministry of Health:

Pacific Perspectives

22 September, 2014

This report considered ways to increase the number of Pacific peoples in the health workforce and improve outcomes for Pacific patients.

Our children, our choice: Priorities for policy:

Dale, M. C., O’Brien, M., & St John, S

9 September, 2014

In the advanced economy of Aotearoa New Zealand in 2014, child poverty is now more entrenched and difficult to address than when Child Poverty Action Group published Left further behind in 2011.

Housing market changes and their impact on children:

Johnson, A.

9 September, 2014

While this focus on housing shows that the issues are complex, the principal barrier to access to quality housing is the high price of housing compared to wages.

NZMA policy briefing: Tackling obesity:

New Zealand Medical Association.

6 September, 2014

Existing approaches to tackling obesity in New Zealand are not doing enough. New Zealand is now the fourth most obese country in the OECD, with nearly two thirds of adults either overweight (34%) or obese (31%).

A Systematic Review on the Impact of Point-of- Sale Tobacco Promotion on Smoking:

Robertson, L., McGee, R., Marsh, L. & Hoek, J.

30 August, 2014

The existing evidence supports a positive association between exposure to POS tobacco promotion and smoking. This review provides evidence to support the continuation of POS tobacco display bans in those jurisdictions where such legislation has been introduced and strengthens the evidence encouraging similar policies in jurisdictions without a POS display ban.

Modelling the implications of regular increases in tobacco taxation in the tobacco endgame:

Cobiac, L., Ikeda, T., Nghiem, N., Blakely, T., & Wilson, N.

21 August, 2014

Objective We examine the potential role for taxation in the tobacco endgame in New Zealand, where the goal is to become ‘smokefree’ (less than 5% smoking prevalence) by 2025.