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Well Child / Tamariki Ora Programme Practitioner Handbook Supporting families and whānau to promote their child’s health and development Revised 2014
Citation: Ministry of Health. 2013. Well Child / Tamariki Ora Programme Practitioner Handbook: Supporting families and whānau to promote their child’s health and development – Revised 2014 . Wellington: Ministry of Health. Published in October 2013, updated October 2015 by the Ministry of Health PO Box 5013, Wellington 6145, New Zealand ISBN: 978-0-478-42800-1 (online) ISBN: 978-0-478-428010-8 (ebook) HP 5858 This 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.
Acknowledgements This revision of the Well Child/Tamariki Ora Programme Practitioner Handbook would 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. Name Title/organisation Dr Arran Culver Deputy Director Mental Health, Ministry of Health Dr Rachel Fletcher Paediatric Registrar, Ministry of Health Dr Denise Guy Child Psychiatrist/Infant Mental Health Specialist Barbara McArdle Project Manager, Connectus Kylie McCosh Senior Advisor, Ministry of Health Dr Anna Mistry Paediatric Registrar, Ministry of Health Dr Nitin Rajput Paediatric Registrar, Ministry of Health Kirsten Sharman Principal Advisor at the Office of the Children’s Commissioner Gail Tihore Vision Hearing Technician, Wellington Regional Public Health Dr Pat Tuohy Chief Advisor – Child & Youth Health, Clinical Leadership, Protection & Regulation, Ministry of Health Donna Watson Technical Writer, Connectus Dr Russell Wills Children’s Commissioner; Paediatrician, Hawke’s Bay DHB The Ministry also gratefully acknowledges the following people and organisations for their considered feedback and advice: Name Title/organisation Lisbeth Alley Immunisation Education Facilitator, Immunisation Advisory Centre Tania Anstiss Practice Advisor, Incredible Years, Werry Centre, University of Auckland Dr Nick Baker Paediatrician, Chair of NZ Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee Carol Bartle Coordinator, Canterbury Breastfeeding Advocacy Service Dr Malcolm Battin Clinical Director, Newborn Service, Auckland DHB Karin Batty Technical Writer, Immunisation Advisory Centre Kathy Bendikson Programme Leader, Newborn Metabolic Screening Programme, National Screening Unit Dr Patricia Bolton

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