Connecting with community is vitally important to our mental wellbeing. We’re social creatures who find fulfilment in sharing genuine connections with others. Sometimes, not knowing where to look for community is the biggest barrier to connection.
Health NZ ( in this instance formally the Ministry of Health) has asked National Public Health Service Nelson/Marlborough Te Whatu Ora, to circulate this information, and you are invited to come along and hear more on September 5, 2022. Details and RSVP can be found in the attached Panui
The Healthy Homes Initiative (HHI) is being expanded nationally and community agencies are encouraged to apply to deliver this program. Note, this is not the current local Warmer Kiwi Homes insulation programme.
The Healthy Homes Initiative will be regionalised to support its own community needs but will need to include specific target groups such as Maori, Pasifika and low income
The HHI approach was developed in response to concerns about rheumatic fever, and uses each whanau’s home as the setting to improve and support better health outcomes. While ensuring a home is warm and dry has been a key priority, the provider(s) will be expected to respond to and work with families and community partners to address other issues impacting wellbeing.
Te Whatu Ora recognises that our community agencies are best placed to deliver HHI. Nelson/Tasman/Marlborough have some distinct regional differences so the ministry is expecting that there may be community partnerships which together apply for funding.
Attached information: Information Sheet/Panui
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