Whānau Tahi

DHBs who have implemented Whanau Tahi’s B4 School Checks have exceeded reported targets

District Health Boards who have implemented Whanau Tahi’s B4 School Checks have exceeded reported targets.

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman said the latest results show DHBs have made good progress on the new raising healthy kids target - up 23 per cent on the previous quarter.

“The six national health targets help to improve performance across the health system, ensuring that Kiwis get better access to health services,” says Dr Coleman.

“The latest health target results for October to December 2016 show DHBs continue to perform well, but there’s always more to do.

The B4SC is one of the many IT solutions available from the Whanau Tahi suite of services.

Whanau Tahi Executive Director Ray Noonan said the Minister’s report highlighted the effectiveness and importance of the B4SC data analytics to track and improve outcomes for whanau.

“This is yet another example of Whanau Tahi technology driving positive change in the community,” Ray said.

Dr Coleman said the B4SC reportage was outstanding.

“This is just the second time that the new raising healthy kids target has been reported. DHBs have improved their performance up to 72 per cent,” Dr Coleman said.

“The target is a key part of the Government’s Childhood Obesity Plan. We want to ensure that through the B4 School Check, kids and their families are put in touch with primary healthcare professionals who can check for any clinical risk associated with obesity, and encourage families to take action.

Whanau Tahi Executive Director Ray Noonan said the Minister’s report highlighted the effectiveness and importance of the B4SC data analytics to track and improve outcomes for whanau.