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Table 4 New Zealand Health Strategy Population Health Objectives

From: General practice and the New Zealand health reforms – lessons for Australia?

• Reduce smoking
• Improve nutrition
• Increase the level of physical activity
• Reduce the rates of suicide and suicide attempts
• Minimise harm caused by alcohol, illicit and other drug use to both individuals and the community
• Reduce the incidence and impact of cancer
• Reduce the incidence and impact of cardiovascular disease
• Reduce the incidence and impact of diabetes
• Improve oral health
• Reduce violence in interpersonal relationships, families, schools and communities
• Improve the health status of people with severe mental illness
• Ensure access to appropriate child health care services including well child and family health care, and immunisation.