Through prevention, early intervention and community development strategies, the Health Promotion team works to support our primary care health providers and our local communities to improve health outcomes for our Southern population.
Health Promotion team mahi is under-pinned by equity and aligned to focus on working towards outcomes in the key areas of:
First 1000 Days - breastfeeding support (antenatal, BFSOS, BURP, Feedsafe); maternal mental health; Smokefree homes.
Collaboration – relationships & networks; support & integration with internal teams; HEAT tool; external relationships with Māori/Pasifika/Former Refugee communities & pharmacies.
Primary Care – patient portal engagement; new project collaboration (Falls & Fractures, Diabetes teams); HIP & Health Coach support & connection.
Supportive Environments – nutrition & physical activity (Low-Cost Food Maps, Ka Pai Sandwiches, Water-Only Schools, Smoothie Bike hire); Mental Health (Books on Prescription, Gardening for Wellbeing); Communication (Facebook, media, advocacy).
Phone: 03 477 1163.