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Dramatic improvement in tamariki health indicator

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posted by Research Admin on 6 December 2018

National target met after dramatic improvement in tamariki health indicator

Manaakitanga, determination and teamwork are behind the dramatic improvement of a Māori health indicator which has led to a national target being met for the first time, says the head of BOPDHB Māori Health Gains and Development.

In a little over 18 months the number of Bay of Plenty Māori pre-schoolers enrolled for free dental health services has risen by over 2,300. That has resulted in a jump from 59% of the eligible population enrolled to 96%, exceeding the national target.

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