Healthy Skin in Greater Wellington is a collaborative and sub-regional approach to addressing serious skin infections.  The initiative linked ten existing projects across the sub-region and brought together people in the health sector known to be interested in reducing serious skin infection.  The group developed a roadmap and had an initial focus on developing and promoting consistent messages.  A sub-group was formed to develop guidelines, protocols and common messages and the following resources were developed:

  • Healthy skin tool
  • Protocols for the management of skin infections in children and young people, in the community and primary health care setting
  • Healthy skin poster, postcards and stickers
  • Skin health supports directory

Healthy skin resources

The healthy skin tool and hand sticker have been translated into Maori and eight Pacific languages (Samoan, Cook Island, Fijia, Tongan, I-Kiribati, Tokelauan, Niuean and Tuvaluan).

Click here to view the healthy skin tool and other resources. 


The protocol was endorsed by the 3 District Health Boards and 6 Primary Health Organisations across the greater Wellington region and was launched in September 2012.

Last updated 29 October 2018.