New Zealand Child and Youth Epidemiology Service (NZCYES)

Southern DHB commissions annual reports on the health status of children and young people in the district to assist with child and youth health planning. 

Health Status of Children and Young People in Otago and Southland

The NZCYES report on The Health Status of Children and Young People in Otago and Southland (November 2011) is available here

This report is the first of three reports, in the third series on the health of children and young people in Otago and Southland, as described above.  The aim of this report is:

  • To provide an overview of the health status of children and young people in Otago and Southland,
  • To assist those working with children and young people to improve child and youth health across the district
  • To utilise all available evidence when developing programmes and interventions to address child and youth health need.

The report highlights the critical role that primary care plays in preventing a range of avoidable hospital admissions and mortality.  This volume explores the topic in great detail, focusing on the role of primary care in achieving health gains for children and young people, specifically in relation to models of primary health care.

Determinants of Health for Children and Young People in the Southern DHB

The NZCYES report on The Determinants of Health For Children and Young People in the Southern DHB (2012), is available here

This report is the second of three reports, in the third series on the health of children and young people in the Southern District.   The report focuses on the underlying determinants of health for children and young people in the Southern DHB, including

  • The Wider Macroeconomic and Policy Context
  • Socioeconomic and Cultural Determinants
  • Risk and Protective Factors
  • Health Outcomes as Determinants

In depth topics include:

  • Services and Interventions for Women Experiencing Multiple Adversities in Pregnancy
  • Mental Health Issues in Children