Keeping Well Strategy
Regional Public Health (RPH) has the contract to lead implementation of the Keeping Well strategy; the overarching population health strategy for the greater Wellington region. The strategy proposes a way for the population health sector to work together to improve population health especially in Maori and Pacific communities.
The aim of the strategy is to improve the performance of the population health sector which includes agencies and organisation that have a stake in improving health outcomes for the region’s population; the Ministry of Health, Capital & Coast DHB, Hutt Valley DHB, Wairarapa DHB, Regional Public Health, Maori providers, Whanau Ora providers, Pacific providers, primary care, NGOs, local authorities and government agencies.
The goals of Keeping Well are to:
- Reduce health inequalities for the population groups most at risk
- Support the development of healthy communities
- Reduce the incidence and impact of chronic conditions
Keeping Well identified the following population health priority areas for the sector to focus on:
1. Equal opportunity to good health
2. Smoke free living
3. Mental Wellbeing
4. Nutrition and physical activity
5. Lives free from harm due to drugs and alcohol
6. Control of infectious diseases
7. Living conditions that nurture human health
8. Families enjoying violence free lives
You can access the Keeping Well 2012/13 Implementation Plan and summary documents here. A electronic newsletter is also produced four times a year sharing updates on current activities in the population health sector these can be found on the resource page.
If you would like to be kept informed of current Keeping Well initiatives you can join the population health network, email us at Keeping Well.
For further information contact:
Barry Gall, Senior Public Health Advisor, Regional Public Health
Ph: 570 9198
Keeping Well site pages
Healthy Skin in Greater Wellington Region
Porirua Kids Project