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19 September 2017

Values-informed practice at Odyssey

Odyssey’s Addiction Services has been exploring how a ‘values and attitudes’ approach could help further develop the organisation.

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29 August 2017

By Equally Well

Improvements in physical health and wellbeing on the West Coast

The Community Mental Health team in Buller, the West Coast primary health organisation (PHO) and the Buller Medical Centre have partnered together to increase physical health and wellbeing for people living on the West Coast. The focus is to support people who experience mental health or alcohol or other drug (AOD) issues.

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29 August 2017

By Equally Well

Success for Pegasus Health programme

Pegasus Health Primary Health Organisation (PHO) has supported 1256 funded and extended Equally Well consultations in the first six months of the funding programme.

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29 August 2017

By Equally Well

Good oral health care the key to improving health outcomes

Karen Turanga is a passionate registered Dental Hygienist - on a mission to spread the importance of good oral health care.

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29 August 2017

By Equally Well

Funded primary care Equally Well consultations in the Bay of Plenty

Bay Of Plenty DHB is using a new GP shared care (GPSC) flexible funding model to change the way opioid substitution treatment (OST) is delivered in the Bay. This new Equally Well approach to OST care will improve physical health outcomes for people using OST, who often suffer the consequences of long-term substance use.

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29 August 2017

By Te Pou

Meeting the needs of people in primary care - recent evidence

Primary healthcare providers, and particularly GPs and nurses working in primary care, have an essential role in prevention, early intervention and treatment for both mental and physical health problems.

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