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CDHB Health in all Policies Newsletter: December 2015

Wednesday, January 6, 2016   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, health in all policies

grass growing and a wind turbine inside a lightbulb.An obvious theme emerged as we were considering the content of this Canterbury Health in All Policies (HiAP) newsletter.

Among the determinants of health, the big picture environment sometimes seem quite remote. But increasingly environmental issues are coming to the forefront and compelling action. The positive outcome of the United Nations climate conference in Paris sets a platform for change, in which a Health in All Policies approach can come into its own.

Bringing the global down to the local level, this newsletter introduces the sustainability work being done at the Canterbury DHB, and the innovative approach to refreshing an urban development strategy.

Book a tour of the Canterbury Health System Design Lab before Christmas to get involved in the discussion and ensure your perspective on environmental issues and health outcomes is embedded in the Greater Canterbury Urban Design Strategy. In the new year, there will be further opportunities to provide your input, including workshops in February and March - more information on these is provided in this newsletter. 
Let's make 2016 the year we all consider how we can make a difference to health by improving the health of our environment!

Please get in touch if you have any questions or comments (Allison.Nichols-dunsmuir[at]

Kind regards,

Evon Currie
General Manager of Community and Public Health

In this issue:

  • Climate change - it's complicated
  • Conference of Parties (COP) - What’s it all about?
  • NZ at COP21
  • The people marched...
  • HiAP and climate change
  • What can we do in ‘Our Place’?
  • Infusing sustainability into a large organisation
  • HiAP core business for ECan
  • Nice one Tony! - an award for local sustainability hero
  • Extra for experts...

Read the December 2015 issue of the CDHB Health in All Policies Newsletter online.

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Health in All Policies is an approach to public policies across sectors that systematically takes into account the health implications of decisions, seeks synergies, and avoids harmful health impacts, in order to improve population health and health equity. (Helsinki Statement 2013)

Healthy Christchurch Champions

  • Canterbury District Health Board
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ngai Tahu
  • NZ Police
  • Pegasus Health
  • University of Otago, Christchurch