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Effective Community-level change: What makes community-level initiatives effective and how can government best support them?

Community-level initiatives have been widely implemented in New Zealand and overseas. However, there is a lack of robust quantitative evidence on whether community-level initiatives are effective in achieving their outcomes.

Commissioned Report: Measuring the effectiveness of the ‘whole-of-system’ response to prevent family violence

The ‘Measuring the effectiveness of the ‘whole-of-system’ response to prevent family violence’ report provides a useful platform for considering how systems approaches might be developed to assess the effectiveness of integrated responses to complex social issues.

In Focus: Families with complex needs – International approaches

In Focus: Families with complex needs - International approaches identifies approaches to support families with complex needs in the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.

In Focus: Families with complex needs – International approaches

This In Focus has been produced to increase awareness of approaches to support families with complex needs in the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada.

What Works: Integrated Social Services for Vulnerable People – the evidence is promising

For those questioning whether further investment should be targeted at integrating social service delivery, we found promising outcomes for individuals, families and whānau with multiple & interrelated needs.

Superu reviewed available research on international and national integrated...

Timely review of whether integrated social services make a difference – from a NZ and International perspective

For those questioning whether further investment should be targeted at integrating social service delivery, we found promising outcomes for individuals, families and whänau with multiple & interrelated needs.

Superu reviewed available research on international and national integrated...

New Chair of Social Science Experts Panel appointed

Superu is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Richard Bedford QSO FRSNZ as chair of the Social Science Experts Panel.  The Panel provides Superu’s Board with advice on our work programme and peer reviews our research and evaluation publications.

WARNINGS about immunisation prove more influential than positive messages

Media Release:

Negative messages about immunisation have a far greater impact on parents’ decision to delay vaccinations than encouraging information has on vaccinating children on time, reveals a new policy brief released today by the Growing Up in New Zealand study.

Alcohol and Pregnancy - Understanding the New Zealand context

To better understand the patterns of women’s alcohol consumption during pregnancy, Superu analysed data and contextual information collected from the respondents of the Growing Up in New Zealand study.

Last update: 22 Nov 2017