Te Mana Hauora O Te Tairawhiti
The Healthy Populations team of Te Puna Waiora provide the following services.
The Healthy Workplaces framework offers the following:
A school that constantly strengthens its capacity as a healthy setting for learning and working.
The concept was introduced after a World Health Organisation conference in 1986 saw schools as important places for promoting health if supported by good policies and community involvement.
Health promoting Schools (HPS) are now in over 30 countries.
HPS in New Zealand is based on the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion.
This approach is built on a critical public health perspective that shifts the emphasis from the wellbeing of individuals to the wider social, cultural, political and economic factors that influence wellbeing.
HPS focuses on schools as integral parts of wider communities and offers practical ways for children and young people, teachers, managers, parents and community members to contribute to schools being healthy settings.
The emphasis is:
Whole schools can benefit from this initiative. Students and staff benefit from a safe, healthy place to work and learn, Board of Trustees from meeting requirements to remove barriers to learning and provide a safe physical and emotional environment and for the community there is a chance to express opinions in the survey and be involved on the health team
For more information contact Raipoia Brightwell at Hauora Tairawhiti on 06-8690570.
The Health Education/ Information Service is part of a network of health education resource providers based at District Health Boards in each region. We stock all of the Ministry of Health print resources as well as some from other agencies. Resources include videos, posters, signs, pamphlets, stickers and teaching kits. All of our resources are FREE.