Source: MIL-OSI Submissions
Source: Health Navigator
Free, trustworthy information that is easy to understand is critical for people with COVID isolating at home.
The multi-award winning team at Health Navigator NZ has developed a range of free, online health topics (listed below) to support COVID-19 positive people who are self-isolating/quarantining at home.
The easy to understand resources can be found on the Health Navigator NZ website and are being welcomed by health providers, DHB and PHOs up and down the country. They are sharing the information with patients. Health Navigator is now reaching out to mainstream media to share it with the general population, too.
Health Navigator is a data-free site, which means people can view the website (excluding videos) without needing data on their mobile phones.
The topics simplify complex concepts whānau need to understand about having COVID. The charity has more topics in development, including treatments for COVID and a booklet for adults with COVID living at home. Health Navigator is also hoping to develop some short videos and translated resources if funding can be sourced.
COVID resources have been made in partnership with health consumer and Māori and Pasifika advisors, hospital specialists, respiratory physiotherapists, the KidsHealth team and beyond.
About Health Navigator
The Health Navigator website provides one place for New Zealanders to find reliable and trustworthy health information and self-care resources. It is a non-profit community initiative combining the efforts of a wide range of partner and supporter organisations and is overseen by the Health Navigator Charitable Trust. It is endorsed by the RNZCGP and has Health on the Net HON accreditation.
Health Navigator COVID-19 positive consumer resources
COVID-19 positive – care in the community
COVID-19 vaccination topics
– COVID-19 (landing page for range of topics)
COVID-19 caring for kids
These topics range from ideas for explaining COVID-19 to children, mental wellbeing tips, apps and videos to caring for children with COVID-19 infection. Also included are resources to support families through the COVID-19 stay at home period as they juggle school, work and family time.
Some of these topics have been created jointly with KidsHealth NZ.
COVID 19 – treatment in hospital