We're excited to announce that as of 1 July 2020, Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui will be called Te Pou. We have a fresh new look and a new logo that you will begin to see more often. Our website will be rebuilt over the coming months, to be more focused on ease of access to our resources and knowledge. Read more here

We're excited to announce that as of 1 July 2020, Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui will be called Te Pou. We have a fresh new look and a new logo that you will begin to see more often. Our website will be rebuilt over the coming months, to be more focused on ease of access to our resources and knowledge. Read more here

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9 July 2020

By Mark Smith

Sector's Covid-19 feedback

Throughout the Covid-19 rāhui, Te Pou collected feedback from the sector through our website on what the most significant things have been for you during the whole lockdown period. Here we share the results of that feedback.

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23 June 2020

By Mark Smith

Addiction service outcomes

Mark Smith, principal advisor - outcomes and information, looks at ADOM (alcohol and other drug outcome measure) and what makes the simple outcome tool so special.

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15 June 2020

Ministry of Health's Cancer Action Plan

The Ministry of Health’s cancer action plan was published in February 2020. We were really pleased that Equally Well champions were able to make an impact on the published plan.

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15 June 2020

Whitireia's Bachelor of Nursing

Whitireia NZ made formal commitment to Equally Well in 2015, joining others with the common goal of achieving physical health equity for people who experience mental health and addiction issues. The evidence base and principles from the Equally Well initiative are embedded into the theory content of the second year of the programme.

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15 June 2020

He Tapu Te Whare Tangata

New Zealand’s National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP) has decreased overall cervical cancer morbidity and mortality but has not provided equal success for Māori, who are two times more likely to be diagnosed with cervical cancer and almost three times more likely to die from this preventable disease.

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15 June 2020

Backbone team self-assessment

Earlier this year, the Equally Well backbone team completed a self-assessment to reflect on our functioning and to inform future planning. Two assessments were used based on the Tamarack Institute’s and FSG’s ‘components of success’ checklists. The results indicate that the understanding of the problem Equally Well faces, is well publicised and supported by members of the collaborative.

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