Counties Manukau Health Library Database & Resource Directory
Health Information Resources for Patients and the Community
Auckland Regional Public Health Service: Health Information[NZ]
Information and resources for health professionals and the public.
Health Navigator (information on healthy living) [NZ]
Trusted health information and self-help resources for all New Zealanders. Information about long term conditions such as asthma, diabetes etc. Tips, recipes, advice and lots more to keep yourself and your family well. Easy-to-read through to detailed information about common medications. And a range of resources of most interest to healthcare providers. *mobile friendly.
see also the Health Navigator App Library.
Mobile apps are made to support lifestyle, disease management, mental wellbeing and behaviour change, but how do you know if they work, or they are safe to use? Our library, currently funded by the Ministry of Health, comprises of apps that have been reviewed by a range of experts, so you can decide which ones are right for you.
Healthline Symptom Checker [NZ]
Healthline Symptom Checker lets you enter your symptoms on a body map or search by name from a list – eg, ‘knee injury’. Once the symptoms have been found, courses of action are suggested. Based on the type and severity of the illness, that could be to call an ambulance, see the doctor within 24 hours, or advice on how to manage the condition at home. The app can also store health providers’ contact details and some emergency numbers. The Healthline Symptom Checker complements the Healthline telephone service and gives people a new way to access health information and advice. *mobile friendly
Health Ed is a catalogue of free health resources brought to you by the Health Promotion Agency (HPA) and the Ministry of Health. The public health resources on this website support healthier New Zealand communities. These resources will help you to make informed decisions for yourself and those you care about.
Going to a medical specialist or hospital? Find up-to-date information about providers, referral expectations, services offered and common treatments. *mobile friendly
Kids Health [NZ]
Our mission is to provide accurate and reliable information about children's health for New Zealand parents, caregivers, family and whānau. Kidshealth is also a website for the range of professionals who work with parents every day, including doctors, nurses, early childhood staff, teachers, mental health professionals and others. This website is a joint initiative between the Paediatric Society of New Zealand and Starship Foundation. *mobile friendly
Medline Plus [US]
MedlinePlus is the US National Institutes of Health's website for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free. You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition. See also Medline Plus health topics. *mobile friendly
PatientsLikeMe is a patient powered research network that improves lives and a real-time research platform that advances medicine. On PatientsLikeMe’s network, people connect with others who have the same disease or condition and track and share their own experiences. In the process, they generate data about the real-world nature of disease that help researchers, pharmaceutical companies, regulators, providers and nonprofits develop more effective products, services and care. *mobile friendly
Red Cross first aid and emergency app [NZ]
Our first aid and emergency app is designed to give people life saving skills at their fingertips. The free app features simple, easy advice on everyday first aid scenarios, tips on how to prepare for natural disasters and step-by-step instructions on what to do during an emergency. *mobile friendly
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This page was last updated at 12:00PM on June 26, 2017.