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HSRC Seminar – Strengthening prevention in communities through a systems-change approach:  Lessons from the evaluation of Healthy Families NZ

June 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dr Anna Matheson, Victoria University of Wellington & Mat Walton, Institute of Environmental Science and Research

Wednesday 12 June, 12.30 – 1.30 pm

GBLT3, Lecture Theatre 3, Old Govt Building, Pipitea Campus

Healthy Families NZ is a government funded systems-change focused intervention to prevent chronic diseases being carried out in 10 varied communities.  The initiative aims to strengthen and connect up health promoting environments across the community that enable people to make good food choices, be physically active, smoke-free and free from alcohol-related harm.  The key investment areas are a dedicated systems-thinking and acting health promotion workforce; activating leaders who can influence transformational change; and building on existing prevention activities underway in the community.  This presentation will discuss the findings from the first three years of the evaluation of the Healthy Families NZ.  Including how the initiative design has explicitly taken into account the context of complexity within which it is being implemented.  As well as, how a strong focus within the initiative has developed on action that can accelerate sharing information and practices within communities, and between communities and policy and decision-makers, in an adaptive, responsive and deliberate way.

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Webcast link: https://vuw.zoom.us/j/330929834



June 12
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Health Services Research Centre, School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington
04 463 6565


GBLT3, Lecture Theatre 3,
, Old Govt Building Pipitea Campus, Victoria University,
GBLT3, Lecture Theatre 3, Old Govt Building Pipitea Campus, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand
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