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This research explored the barriers for older people accessing dental care. The research concluded that in order to boost the rates of dental care access among older New Zealanders who receive home support, changes should focus on reducing the cost and increasing accessibility.Key solutions included publicly...

Early intervention is critical for addressing the challenge of childhood obesity. This systematic review found nine interventions with evidence of significantly improved child weight trajectory, although effects tended to diminish over time. Interventions that improved weight outcomes tended to engage parents for a longer period,...

The objective of this research was to identify factors that New Zealand health professionals’ rate as important for implementation effectiveness for health interventions with Māori communities. This study identified that the most important features related to the process by which the intervention was developed, engagement with...

Policy‐makers have a critical role to play in transforming our food system to enable a sustainable future for our growing global population. Food production and consumption practices must shift to feed nearly 10 billion people by 2050 while respecting planetary boundaries and promoting human health.2 This...

Increasing the amount of time schools devote to physical education each week could dramatically reduce the number of children who are doing only minimal levels of exercise, researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington and Sport New Zealand have found.Increasing PE time at school to...