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About Public Health

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Te Whatu Ora MidCentral's Public Health Service, Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine, o Tararua Hauora mō te Iwi, provides services to improve the health of communities in the Manawatu, Tararua and Horowhenua. The Health Protection Services are also delivered in Whanganui, Rangitikei and Southern Ruapehu Districts.
Our work includes:
• Promoting health by supporting community action, healthy environments, healthy public policy and the development of individual skills. This enables people to make informed choices about their health and that of their family/whānau.
• Protecting the health of people and of the environment, through administering health-related legislation.
• Following up cases of infectious disease, and responding to disease outbreaks.
• Providing public health nursing services to schools and early childhood centres, enabling children to take a full part in school life;
• Providing information and advice to individuals, families/whānau, and to the wider community
• Strengthening partnerships with Māori and  providing culturally appropriate services, in order to reduce health inequalities
Find out more about Public Health from the Public Health Association of New Zealand.

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