10,000 steps

Through our GRx project Manaia PHO is represented on the Physical Activity Northland Taskforce that has been formed to progress the implementation of the ‘Northland Active Communities Project – Stepping Out’ (commonly known as 10,000 Steps Northland). Other members include the Kaipara, Whangarei and Far North District Council’s, Northland District Health Board, Auckland University of Technology, Sport Northland and Hauora Whanui.

Green Px

This initiative involves General Practitioners and practice nurses, as well as iwi provider nurses, giving a “Green Prescription” to patients whose health could benefit from increased physical activity. The patient is then eligible for support and advice from Sport Northland for up to four months. Patients that benefit most are those with conditions such as heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and obesity.

Health Promotion



Health promotion is commonly defined as ‘the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health’.

Public Health is promoting well-being and preventing ill health before it happens. It is about keeping people healthy and improving the health of populations rather than treating diseases, disorders and disabilities in individuals.

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