Ruth Richards

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BACKGROUND This paper reports on health inequalities awareness-raising workshops conducted with senior New Zealand health sector staff as part of the Government's goal of reducing inequalities in health, education, employment and housing. METHODS The workshops were based on a multi-method needs assessment with senior staff in key health institutions. The(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Notifiable diseases are conditions where regular, frequent and timely reporting of individual cases is considered necessary for the prevention and control of the disease. They can be classified into immediate, routine, international, and occupational notifiable diseases. Despite its importance, notification suffers some setbacks, as shown by(More)
OBJECTIVE To support a national initiative to remove sugary drinks from schools and limit drinks to water or unflavoured milk ('water-only'). METHODS We emailed all 201 schools with primary school aged children in the Greater Wellington region with a survey on (1) current status of, (2) support needs for, and (3) barriers to or lessons learned from, a(More)
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