Health Equity Assessments

Health Equity Assessment

Taranaki Public Health Unit is committed to creating a fairer society where everyone has the opportunity for good health and where our healthcare system meets the needs and aspirations of Māori. Eliminating health outcome differences which are unnecessary and avoidable, but in addition considered unfair and unjust is a core theme of all of our work. 

A key strategy we use is applying the Ministry of Health’s Health Equity Assessment Tool (HEAT) to our own programmes, and supporting Taranaki DHB and other agencies to integrate the use of HEAT into service planning, development and evaluation. For more information on our Health Equity Assessment work, please contact Sara Knowles –


Health Equity Assessment Resources:

The Health Equity Assessment Tool: A User’s Guide (PDF 345 KB)

Taranaki DHB Health Equity Assessment Application of HEAT (PDF 26 KB)


Health Equity Assessment Documents:

Applying the Health Equity Assessment Tool: Findings from six case studies (PDF 932 KB)

Child & Adolescent Physical Therapy
Child & Adolescent Physical Therapy Team Service for Children aged 3-5 years (PDF 500 KB)

Lead Maternity Carer
Lead Maternity Carer (LMC) registrations in first trimester of pregnancy Summary Report (PDF 462 KB)
Lead Maternity Carer (LMC) registrations in first trimester of pregnancy Executive Summary
(PDF 462 KB)

Breast Screening
Breast Screening participation in Taranaki Summary Report (PDF 2.2 MB)
Breast Screening participation in Taranaki Executive Summary
(PDF 554 KB)

Community Oral Health Service
Community Oral Health Service Summary Report (PDF 1.2 MB)

Under Fives Falls Injuries in Taranaki
Kidsafe HEA Summary Report (PDF 822 KB)

Breastfeeding Welcome Here Project
BFWH HEA Summary Report (PDF 4.3 MB)
BFWH HEA Executive Summary Report (PDF 2.5 MB)
BFWH HEA Literature Review (PDF 484 KB)

Childhood Immunisation in Taranaki
Immunisation HEA Summary Report (PDF 2.1 MB)
Immunisation HEA Executive Summary Report (PDF 941 KB)


Last updated: Tuesday, July 6, 2021

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