New Zealand Public Health Observatory Environmental Health Indicators

Environmental health indicators (EHIs) are measures that summarise the relationship between the environment and health. Their main functions are to:

  • Monitor changes in the environment and health
  • Enable surveillance of the status or trends of public health events associated with environmental exposures
  • Provide information to decision-makers in order to identify needs and actions both in the environment and in health
  • Provide objective baseline information for developing targets • Demonstrate spatial and temporal variations
  • Monitoring effectiveness of policy actions
  • Promote specific policy issues

Between 2001 and 2008 ESR was commissioned by the Ministry of Health to develop a functional core set of environmental health indicators for New Zealand.

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Maintainer Email
Maintainer Phone +64 4 914 0700
Created 2009-10-28
Date modified 2014-08-26
Language English
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Record created May 24, 2017, Last Updated June 8, 2018