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.
Health promotion is informed by the Treaty of Waitangi, the Ottawa Charter, Te Pae Mahutonga and a broad perspective that includes health promotion action across a continuum.
Our vision is Oranga Tāmariki, Oranga Whānau, Oranga Tai Tokerau. There are four key programmes of work that are undertaken for health promotion.
The following provides an overview of the health promotion programme of work.