Online Maori health data makes trends visiable | Waatea News

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The centre for public health research at Massey University is working with the Eru Pomare Centre at Otago Univerity and the Maori directorate of the Ministry of Health to make regional and historical data readily available to health workers, researchers and the public.

Associate professor Barry Borman told Waatea News that it will give a sense of things like the impact of vaccination programmes on meningococcal disease or whether raising the excise on tobacco affects Maori smoking rates.

Having CPHRonline helped us see the distribution if the various health outcomes that are affecting Maori more than non Maori and then it gives us the opportunity to start addressing those but also to monitor the progress we are making. We will continue to put up data that becomes available so we will be able to build up time trends and show how they are changing and progress is being made on various programmes and policies, Professor Borman says Massey’s centre for public health research is keen to hear from others who want to put data on the site, which is at CPHRonline.massey.ac.nz

Professor Borman says Massey’s centre for public health research is keen to hear from others who want to put data on the site, at CPHRonline.massey.ac.nz (the site was down last time we checked but try back soon).

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