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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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26 May 2020

eMental Health

Professor Anil Thapliyal, Executive Director, eMental Health International Collaborative reports back on the success of this match in September 2019.

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25 May 2020

By Richard Woodcock

Mental Health Metrics

Richard Woodcock, Te Pou National Manager for Data, Information and Research notes that IIMHL initiated a project in 2008 with an aim of developing a consensus framework for mental health quality and performance indicators. The work has continued through to 2019 and over 20 publications have explored the performance schemes used and the opportunities for standardising approaches to performance and quality measurement across a range of countries.

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7 May 2020

I-CIRCLE in Toronto

Dr Peri Renison and Toni Gutschlag from Christchurch report from the I-CIRCLE match in Toronto in 2019.

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28 April 2020

By Mark Smith

Active listening in challenging times

Mark Smith, programme lead - outcomes and information, reflects on the importance of active listening for mental health services and explores how Mārama Real-Time Feedback can provide invaluable information on the experiences of both tāngata whai ora and whānau.

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