Engagement of Pacific families with health services and information 2 years - 54 months
Publication Date
Lead Organisation
Growing Up in New Zealand
Lead Researcher
Jacinta Fa’alili-Fidow
Access Type
Primary Classification
Culture and Identity
Secondary Classification
This paper addresses how Pacific families in NZ interact with health information and health services in the early childhood period (2 years – 54 months). We’ll look at such things as attitudes to health care, the way health care and information is delivered, and the impacts of factors like language, migration history, community support and cultural beliefs. We hope to provide a better understanding of the health needs of our rapidly growing and changing Pacific population and comment on whether we can see any early impacts on the children. This paper follows on from the earlier paper covering the perinatal period.