IPIF is a quality improvement programme designed to enhance the quality, accessibility, and integration of the New Zealand healthcare system. One of the five high-level system performance measures proposed within IPIF is a “Healthy Start” to life. Providing the best possible start to life for an infant begins with optimising the health of the mother before and during pregnancy. Providing good pre-conception advice, continuity of care during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period all contribute to giving an infant the optimal chance to thrive.
The IPIF healthy start targets will no longer be implemented from 1 July, 2015. For further information, see: Latest news