National Health Information Strategy 2015

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Description: This Strategy outlines actions to achieve an integrated and comprehensive health information system. To achieve this, involves recognising the importance of:

  • Health information in setting health priorities and the effective use of resources to address these health priorities
  • Health information in evaluating health system responses and performance (including broader community responses)
  • Cause-of-death and mortality-level data in monitoring health outcomes from NCDs
  • Encouraging a culture of information use and planning based on evidence
  • A multi-sectorial approach to strengthening the health information system.

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Official information request policy

This policy provides the process to requests for official information from a member of the community. The process is designed to guide and assist Te Marae Ora (TMO) to respond to an official information request on any information relating to the role and functions of Te Marae Ora Ministry of Health Cook Islands.

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Food and Nutrition policy for Cook Islands

This document aims to provide environments and settings that support and encourage a healthy diet, in all
population sub-groups and to prevent further increases in overweight and obesity.

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Alcohol policy for Cook Islands

This document aims to create systems and environments that prevent the harmful use of alcohol and the subsequent impacts on health and safety, social harmony, and productivity; and to reduce the related burden on healthcare systems and law enforcement.