These links connect to other health-related government and non-government sites and to information sites belonging to agencies affiliated to the Public Health Association. Links to commercial sites are not intended as endorsements, nor should omission of a commercial site be seen as non-endorsement. The content of any linked site does not necessarily reflect the views of the Health Promotion Agency or the Ministry of Health.
Age Concern New Zealand is a not-for-profit, charitable organisation, dedicated to promoting the quality of life and well-being of older people, and advocating a message of positive, healthy ageing for people of all ages.
This incorporated society is made up of six principal member organisations which have in the past worked independently to influence New Zealanders' food choices.
The Alcohol & Public Health Research Unit is an independent, peer-reviewed research organisation with an international reputation. Much of their alcohol research focuses on preventing harm through development of national policy and community action.
ASH provides an information service to health promotion and education providers, policy makers, politicians, the media, students, community groups and members of the public on issues relating to tobacco and public health.
The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand (Inc) is a national, non-government organisation which aims to help people with asthma and other respiratory conditions.
Traditionally, Māori were an auahi kore / smokefree culture. Auahi kore works to change attitudes towards smoking, encourage Māori to either stop smoking or not to start, and to reclaim this smokefree status.
The New Zealand Breastfeeding Alliance works to ensure all mothers have access to the right information and support in hospital and the wider community to confidently breastfeed.
Low-cost, easy breakfast ideas for children and families, along with information about the benefits of breakfast. A range of free healthy eating resources are also available to order from this website.
The Cancer Society provides information about treatment, prevention, and early detection of cancer.
The foundation provides services for children and young people with cancer and supports their families.
If you’re worried about someone’s gambling, choose to use this site for help – don’t leave it to chance. The site has simple tips on what to look for, what you can do and ways you can help.
Dietitians NZ is the website of the NZDA (Te Tohunga Matai Kai), a national professional association currently representing over 450 dietitians and associated professionals practising in dietetics.
Enigma Publishing Ltd delivers highly-focused healthcare information through a range of products and services designed to support clinical decision making and enhance patient care.
Epilepsy New Zealand provides educational, information, and support services, including a national epilepsy helpline: 0800 20 21 22. Epilepsy New Zealand has 17 local branches and a National Support Centre in Hamilton.
Everybody aims to provide useful and accurate consumer health information for New Zealanders. It is written by medical writers and reviewed by consumer health organisations and health professionals. Everybody is a consumer health information resource that is owned and published by CMPMedica (NZ) Ltd. The product is distributed in print (free to New Zealand GPs) and on the internet.
Family Planning focuses on health promotion and a positive view of sexuality, seeking to enable people to make informed choices about their reproductive and sexual health.
Quick, tasty, low-cost food ideas and recipes for families, along with tips and information about healthy eating.
This site offers access to free 24-hour telephone counsellors and a free text service. Gambling Helpline provides four specialist services; Māori Gambling Helpline, Pasifika Gambling Helpline, Debt Gambling Helpline and Youth Gambling Helpline. The site also houses an anonymous forum where users can connect with others affected by gambling.
Promotes and protects the rights and responsibilities of consumers and providers.
This website aims to make it safer, quicker and easier to 'navigate' the health maze and find information on long-term conditions.
The Health Promotion Agency (HPA) leads and delivers innovative, high quality and cost effective programmes to inspire all New Zealanders to lead healthier lives. The HPA's key areas of work are: alcohol, health education resources, immunisation, mental health, minimising gambling harm, more heart and diabetes checks, nutrition and physical activity, rheumatic fever, sun safety and tobacco control.
The Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand: Runanga Whakapiki ake i te Hauora o Aotearoa is a national umbrella organisation that helps to unite the efforts of community groups as they work for a healthier society.
The Hepatitis Foundation of New Zealand is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to improve health outcomes for those New Zealanders living with chronic hepatitis B or C.
Homecare Medical is an organisation owned by two of New Zealand's largest primary health organisations, currently contracted by the Government to manage a number of national telehealth services.
The IHC website is about living with intellectual disability in New Zealand. IHC New Zealand will advocate for the rights, inclusion and welfare of all people with an intellectual disability and support them to live satisfying lives in the community.
The role of the IT Health Board is to provide leadership on the implementation and use of information systems across the health and disability sector. The IT Health Board is a sub-committee of the National Health Board and is charged with ensuring that health sector policy is supported by appropriate health information and IT solutions.
One of the biggest barriers to recovery for mental illness is discrimination. This site is committed to sharing stories and information about mental illness and highlighting the national TV campaign that aims to lead to greater social inclusion for those suffering from all mental illnesses.
This site is a hub for much of the mental health work going on in New Zealand. Here you can find links to resources, information, health promotion and policy. The site is also the central point of reference for the annual Mental Health Awareness Week.
The Ministry of Health is responsible for the development and implementation of policy for, and the funding of, the health and disability sector.
This site is focused on helping people find a way through depression, stay well and help others. It also houses The Journal, a self-management tool – fronted by John Kirwan and supported by Psychiatrists and a Clinical Psychologist – for dealing with your own mild to moderate depression.
The National Drug Policy aims to improve the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders by encouraging the development of strategies and programmes which prevent and reduce drug-related harm.
The National Health Board’s role is to overcome the challenges facing our health system and improve the quality, safety and sustainability of health care, for New Zealanders. This website aims to inform the health and disability sector about the NHB and to actively engage with clinicians and the wider health sector, and be responsive to their needs.
The National Health Committee was established to advise the Minister of Health on public health services, personal health services, and disability services. It produces a range of publications.
The Heart Foundation aims to promote good health for all New Zealanders and to reduce suffering and early death from heart and blood vessel disease.
This site features the national screening programmes: BreastScreen Aotearoa, Cervical Screening, and Antenatal and Newborn Screening. This site offers New Zealand women and their families easy access to important and relevant health information.
The New Zealand AIDS Foundation: Te Tuapapa Mate Araikore O Aotearoa has a vision of containing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Its purpose is to prevent the transmission of HIV and maximise the health of people living with HIV/AIDS.
The New Zealand Guidelines Group: Te Ropu Rarangi Tohutohu was an independent, not-for-profit organisation funded by the Ministry of Health to develop evidence-based best practice guidelines. The website has a library of guidelines on health matters which can be downloaded free from the site.
The New Zealand Health Information Service (NZHIS) is a group within the Ministry of Health responsible for the collection and dissemination of health-related information.
This site offers a range of information, resources and ways to get involved in your community. It also offers access to qualified counsellors who provide free, professional and confidential counselling services for both gamblers and others affected by gambling, with specific services for Asian communities.
Helping New Zealanders to become smokefree by providing information, tools and tips.
This section of the Ministry of Health website provides information on the changes to the Smoke-free Environments Act 1990 enacted in 2003 and compliance with the new requirements.
The prevention of skin cancer and the promotion of sun safety in New Zealand is lead by the Health Promotion Agency and the Cancer Society of New Zealand, under the SunSmart brand.
Te Rau Matatini is a national Maori mental health organisation funded by the Ministry of Health. It has been established to ensure that Maori mental health consumers - tangata whaiora - have access to a well prepared and well qualified Maori Mental Health workforce.
A site for youth, this is a forum for information provision and discussion about many difficult issues facing young people today. The site is hosted by ‘navigators’, young role models with appeal to the site’s visitors, and has a primary focus on dealing with depression.
The Quitline helps all New Zealanders quit smoking. Smokers can access the Quitline support by telephone, text or online.
Water Safety New Zealand Inc (WSNZ) ensures that water education safety needs of the community are met. It does so by providing several key services including public education (including resources), research and the provision of information and statistics, and advice and consultancy.
WellChild / Tamariki Ora is about babies, infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers under 5 years old and keeping them well, growing and developing to their fullest potential. The site helps WellChild/Tamariki Ora Health providers to work together with families to provide the best support, health promotion and prevention for all New Zealand children under 5. The information can also be useful to parents, caregivers and whānau.
Women's Health Action is a charitable trust which aims to provide women with high-quality information and education services to enable them to maintain their health and make informed choices about their healthcare.