Expertise for a healthier New Zealand

PHOcus on Health specialises in supporting the primary health care sector to improve the health of New Zealanders - in ways that are both equitable and demonstrable.

PHOcus on Health works with and for primary health organisations (PHOs), primary care organisations, Maori and community providers and medical centres, providing governance, management & clinical support.  The team also works with District Health Boards (DHBs) providing assistance in developing, delivering and evaluating primary care initiatives.

The PHOcus on Health team has particular interest and expertise in long term conditions management (LTCM).  We design, develop, implement and evaluate LTCM programmes.  We are exploring methods of combining physical activity, nutrition and weight loss components alongside structured primary care.