Environmental Health Indicators

Friday 22nd September 2017



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.

More recent EHI data and reports can be found on the ESR HAIFA project website and the Massey University EHINZ website.

EHI Reports

EHI Reports 2001–2007



Email us at survqueries@esr.cri.nz to be notified when reports are published. Please specify the reports you are interested in:

- NZ Public Health Surveillance Report
- Monthly Surveillance Report
- Annual Surveillance Summary
- Annual Summary of Outbreaks
- Annual STI Report
- Quarterly STI Clinic Report
- Quarterly STI Lab Report

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