Health Promotion Stocktake

The Tai Tokerau / Northland Health Promotion stocktake report was completed in October, 2004. The final report contained two sections. The first part describes the results of discussions with over 50 organisations involved in health promotion delivery within Northland. The second part is a directory providing basic information on each of these providers.

This report was compiled by three PHOs – Manaia Health, Kaipara Care Incorporated and Te Tai Tokerau – all recently established within Northland.

The objectives of this project were:

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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