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Hauora a ngā iwi o Te Moananui a Kiwa  

Talofa lava, malo e lelei, kia orana, taloha ni, fakalofa lahi atu, ni sa bula vinaka, kia ora, welcome  Children sitting at edge of a swimming pool

Public Health supports Pacific communities to improve their health and wellbeing. In New Zealand, there are more than 40 Pacific ethnic groups, each with its own culture, language, and history. Pacific people often experience poorer health, and may be more exposed to risk factors than other New Zealanders. Public Health works with communities to identify needs and to find solutions together, so that they are more effective for Pacific peoples.
 
Public Health offers:
• Support for organisations, community groups, preschools and workplaces to develop healthy lifestyle practices
• Encourage children’s health and wellbeing by promoting maternal nutrition, infant nutrition and  breastfeeding
• Support for preschools in the delivery of their healthn programmes e.g. healthy  lunches, tooth brushing, physical activity (eg swimming)  etc
• Training and resources for teachers, health workers and other professionals
• Support for events and initiatives that encourage healthy choices for Pacific people
  
Contact: 06 350 9110
 
Find out more about Pacific Health:
• Compass Health – services for Pacific people
• Central Health - Pacifica Maternal and Child Health Coordinator
• Heart Foundation – useful resources
• Tala Pasifika – Pacific voice on tobacco elimination

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General information about Palmerston North Hospital.