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Directory of all Northland DHB publications by title, alphabetically sorted. File size, file format and publication date (and expiry date if applicable) are listed next to the publication title.

Annual Plan

Annual Reports 


Census 2013

Child and Youth Health

Child and Youth Health Reports for Northland

The report, which is the second of a three part series on the health of children and young people in the Northern DHBs, fits into the reporting cycle as follows:

Year 1 (2011)      The Health Status of Children and Young People

Year 2 (2012)      The Determinants of Health for Children and Young People

Year 3 (2013)      The Health of Children with Chronic Conditions and Disabilities in the Northern
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In addition to reviewing some of the determinants shaping children and young people’s health and wellbeing, this report aims to assist District Health Board (DHB)staff to consider the roles other agencies play in influencing child and youth health outcomes. Further, it aims to assist those working locally, to utilise all of the available evidence when developing programmes and interventions to address child and youth health need.

NOTE: Children and young people make up approximately 1/3 of the Northland population and an understanding of the factors that contribute to their wellbeing is vital, not only for ensuring the health status of the current generation of Northland children and young people, but also for ensuring the ongoing health of the Northland population, as each successive birth cohort grows into maturity.

These reports were commissioned by Northland DHB and completed by The Paediatric Society of New Zealand. Years 2005-2007 were the first series which explores the health status of children and young people in the Northland Region. The 2008 report is the first of three reports in the second series.

NOTE: This is the 3rd report in the second series of reports completed by the Paediatric Society of New Zealand for Northland DHB. The focus for the 2010 report was children and young people with Chronic Conditions and Disabilities.

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Cardiovascular Disease


NOTE: The district strategic plan is no longer required following the amendment of the Public Health and Disability Act 2000 in 2011. The accountability document that replaces it is the Northern Regional Health Plan (NRHP), being compiled for the first time for 2011/12. Once the NRHP has been approved by the Minister of Health, it will be published within the Northland DHB website.  


NOTE: Northland DHB's Pre and Post Fluoridation Monitoring Survey report has been tabled at the Far North District Council by The University of Otago's Professor of Dental Epidemiology and Public Health, Murray Thomson. The results provide the Council with baseline and follow up epidemiology data at the two year point of the monitoring survey.

Emergency Planning

Health Quality & Safety Commission Reports

Health of Older People


Mid North Review

Maori Health


Northland DHB 2013 Quality Accounts

Northern Region Health Plan

Oral Health

Paid Family Carer Policy

Palliative Care

Position Statement on Alcohol Harm


Public Health

Regional Plan
  • See Northern Region Health Plan
Rheumatic Fever

Serious and Sentinel Event Report 2012/13

Serious and Sentinel Event Report 2011/12

Service Agreements


NOTE: This report is by the Northland Public and Population Health Unit on the issue of smoking in pregnancy in Te Tai Tokerau (Northland). It estimates the level of smoking in pregnancy in Northland and looks at the levels of support in Northland for pregnant women who smoke. It examines the research evidence around smoking cessation intervention during pregnancy, and best practice points. The report also looks at barriers and enablers to smoking cessation during pregnancy, and issues faced by those who work with pregnant women who smoke. There are a number of recommendations for how planners and providers could encourage more pregnant women to quit smoking. There is a specific focus on reducing inequalities, and effective interventions for Maori.

Statement of Intent