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Canterbury Health in All Policies Newsletter: April 2019

Thursday, April 11, 2019   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: planning, newsletter, collaboration, health in all policies, Hui, equity

When we first began drafting this issue, the terrible events of 15th March in Otautahi Christchurch seemed almost inconceivable.  We continue to support the families and communities involved, and try to understand the implications of what happened.

Since the events of that day, there has been an outpouring of solidarity with the Muslim community. People in Christchurch and NZ have embraced the importance for us all to come together and show compassion, love and understanding.  The world has noticed.
The impact of these tragic events does not end there. Our commitment to the promotion of health, sustainability and equity leads us to join those who call for serious work on creating the conditions that can bring peace. A call like the one Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave at the national remembrance service,

“But with that memory [of March 15th] comes a responsibility. A responsibility to be the place that we wish to be. A place that is diverse, that is welcoming, that is kind and compassionate…. And so to each of us as we go from here, we have work to do...”

For us, this means working for policies and with organisations that promote equity and inclusion, and that will bring healthy living conditions to communities—such as secure housing, safe environments, food security, and education.

As we move forward together, let us do so with hope.

Ki te kotahi te kākaho ka whati, ki te kāpuia, e kore e whati - If there is but one toetoe stem it will break, joined together they are unbreakable.

Evon Currie
General Manager at Community and Public Health

Read the April 2019 issue of the CDHB Health in All Policies Newsletter online.


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Health in All Policies (HiAP) is a structured approach 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.

Canterbury's Health in All Policies Team is based at Community and Public Health, part of the Canterbury District Health Board.

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