Community and Whānau Wellbeing

The Community and Whanau Wellbeing team seeks to work collaboratively with communities as well as other other agencies/departments (within and outside of the health sector) to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Taranaki.

Health and wellbeing is strongly influenced by the social determinants of health - the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. These are shaped by the distribution of money, power and resources at global, national and local levels. Some examples of the social determinants of health are ethnicity, income, education, housing, food security and access to health services. The social determinants of health are mostly responsible for health inequities - the unfair and avoidable differences in health status seen within and between communities.

 

 


Last updated: Tuesday, February 27, 2024

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