The process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve their health (The NZ Health Strategy 2000).
East Health Trust Primary Health Organisation provides and promotes health programmes to the community and clinics which address lifestyle and social determinants of health.
Also see Self Management Education
In March 2011 the Government adopted the Smokefree 2025 goal for New Zealand. This was in response to the recommendations of a landmark Parliamentary inquiry by the Māori Affairs select committee.
Smokefree Households and Cars
Cigarette smoke is very harmful for your baby, both during pregnancy and after birth. Babies who live with smokers get sick more often than those who don’t.
Go to smokefree.org.nz for further information.
There are phone, web (blog), text and face-to-face services available to help you to quit smoking.
You can contact Counties Manukau Living Smokefree Services via:
Phone: 0800 569 568
Text: 'NOW' 226