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Better Public Services

On Friday, 9 June 2017, the ‘A Good Start to Life’ Better Public Services Result Action Plan was launched. This result area includes the two targets led by the Ministry of Health and requiring input and support from across the health and social sector as well as other government agencies.

The targets were announced in May and are:

  • Healthy Mums and Babies: ‘By 2021, 90% of pregnant women are registered with a Lead Maternity Carer in the first trimester, with an interim target of 80% by 2019, with equitable rates for all population groups’
  • Keeping Kids Healthy: ‘By 2021, a 25% reduction in the rate of hospitalisations for preventable conditions in children aged 0 - 12 years, with an interim target of 15% by 2019’

Baseline Data by DHB of Domicile

Measure Definition

Technical Description of the Model

Helpful Links for Better Public Services (BPS) Result area: A Good Start to Life

More information on the new targets can be found at the following links.

Overview of BPS Result 2: Healthy mums and babies

Overview of BPS Result 3: Keeping kids healthy

Result Action Plan for Result 2: Healthy mums and babies and Result 3: Keeping kids healthy

BPS targets - the next steps