Healthy Families NZ
Healthy Families Lower Hutt is one of 10 chosen communities around the country that are part of Healthy Families NZ, the Government’s flagship prevention platform – a key part of the Government’s wider approach to helping New Zealanders live healthy, active lives.
Healthy Families NZ is a move away from disconnected, short-term projects and programmes towards a more collaborative, whole of community approach to prevention.
It’s about bringing community leadership together to make changes to the systems that influence our everyday lives - systems like workplaces, the education system and community spaces.
The key outcomes sought by Healthy Families NZ are:
- Improved nutrition
- Increased physical activity
- More people smokefree
- Reduced alcohol-related harm