Well Child / Tamariki Ora ProgrammePractitioner HandbookSupporting families and whānau to promote their child’s health and developmentRevised 2014
Citation: Ministry of Health. 2013. Well Child / Tamariki Ora ProgrammePractitioner Handbook: Supporting families and whānau to promote theirchild’s health and development – Revised 2014. Wellington: Ministry ofHealth.Published in October 2013, updated October 2015by the Ministry of HealthPO Box 5013, Wellington 6145, New ZealandISBN: 978-0-478-42800-1 (online)ISBN: 978-0-478-428010-8 (ebook)HP 5858This document is available at This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence. In essence, you are free to: share, ie, copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format; adapt, ie, remix, transform and build upon the material. You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the licence and indicate if changes were made.
AcknowledgementsThis revision of the Well Child/Tamariki Ora Programme Practitioner Handbookwould not have been possible without the input of a great many people. These include the people who completed surveys and participated in focus groups at the outset of this project, providing feedback that helped determine the direction of the revised Handbook; those who contributed content to the Handbook; and those who reviewed various drafts of the Handbook and provided feedback.While it is not possible to name all those who contributed, the Ministry of Health would like to acknowledge the following people who contributed to the writing of the Handbook.NameTitle/organisationDr Arran CulverDeputy Director Mental Health, Ministry of HealthDr Rachel FletcherPaediatric Registrar, Ministry of HealthDr Denise GuyChild Psychiatrist/Infant Mental Health SpecialistBarbara McArdleProject Manager, ConnectusKylie McCoshSenior Advisor, Ministry of HealthDr Anna MistryPaediatric Registrar, Ministry of HealthDr Nitin RajputPaediatric Registrar, Ministry of HealthKirsten SharmanPrincipal Advisor at the Office of the Children’s CommissionerGail TihoreVision Hearing Technician, Wellington Regional Public HealthDr Pat TuohyChief Advisor – Child & Youth Health, Clinical Leadership, Protection & Regulation, Ministry of HealthDonna WatsonTechnical Writer, ConnectusDr Russell WillsChildren’s Commissioner; Paediatrician, Hawke’s Bay DHBThe Ministry also gratefully acknowledges the following people and organisations for their considered feedback and advice:NameTitle/organisationLisbeth AlleyImmunisation Education Facilitator, Immunisation Advisory CentreTania AnstissPractice Advisor, Incredible Years, Werry Centre, University of Auckland Dr Nick BakerPaediatrician, Chair of NZ Child & Youth Mortality Review CommitteeCarol BartleCoordinator, Canterbury Breastfeeding Advocacy ServiceDr Malcolm BattinClinical Director, Newborn Service, Auckland DHBKarin BattyTechnical Writer, Immunisation Advisory CentreKathy BendiksonProgramme Leader, Newborn Metabolic Screening Programme, National Screening UnitDr Patricia Bolton