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All the latest news and media releases from the Health Research Council.
  • The HRC is on the move

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    From early September, the HRC office will be located in new premises at 110 Symonds Street (Level 1, South Tower), Grafton, Auckland.
  • Developing the knowledge for a health system shift towards equity

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    2021 PROJECT AND PROGRAMME FUNDING:
    The leadership shown by Māori in managing the health and wellbeing needs of their own communities during the COVID-19 outbreak was one of the drivers for newly funded research into a ‘much-needed shift in the health system’. That's the focus of one of the research programmes announced today.
  • Study aims to improve mental health services for NZ’s Pacific youth

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    2021 PROJECT AND PROGRAMME FUNDING: Associate Professor El-Shadan Tautolo's research to improve mental health services for Pacific youth involving almost 1000 Pacific youth living mainly in South Auckland is one of a record five Pacific Project grants announced today by Health Minister Andrew Little.
  • New tool to tackle vaccine hesitancy in NZ

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    2021 PROJECT AND PROGRAMME FUNDING:
    A new tool to gauge why some New Zealanders are refusing or delaying vaccinations will help healthcare professionals target interventions to increase vaccination uptake and reduce the likelihood of more outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. This is one of the Project grants announced today by Health Minister Andrew Little.
  • Health delivery research recipients announced

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    We are pleased to announce the recipients of round 1 of our Health Delivery Research Investment Round, which supports research conceived and carried out by those working in healthcare settings.
  • Maternity Services Research RFP recipients announced

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    The Health Research Council and the Ministry of Health are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Maternity Services Research Request for Proposals.
  • Study to prevent paracetamol poisoning in children

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    A new study funded by the Health Research Council, Medsafe and ACC will design and evaluate strategies to help caregivers safely administer paracetamol to children to avoid serious and potentially fatal dosing errors.
  • Funding for feasibility studies brings proposed research projects a step closer

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    The Health Research Council has awarded more than $1.74 million in this year’s Feasibility Studies round.