Green Prescription

This measure relates to:
"Access to health care resources and facilities promotion of Healthy lifestyles eg, green prescription"  [City Health Profile participant]

A Green Prescription (GRx) is written advice provided to a patient by a health professional recommending physical activity, as part of the patient's health management plan.  It is a free service providing support, motivation and guidance, and includes access to low-cost activities.

Referrals into GRx in Canterbury have grown from 2,164 participants in 2008-09 period to 2,719 participants in 2011-12, a 30% increase over a four year period.

Read the full issue summary on the Green Prescription [PDF].

"Green prescription working well"  [City Health Profile participant]

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