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Canterbury Health in All Policies Newsletter: November 2019

Wednesday, December 4, 2019   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, health in all policies, wellbeing, planning, resources, collaboration

We are excited to see the increased interest in measuring wellbeing with Statistics New Zealand launching Ngā Tūtohu Aotearoa - a set of national wellbeing indicators, and the Society of Local Government Managers providing a subscription wellbeing data service to local authorities. The Department of Internal Affairs is also progressing work on better use of local data for local planning. They have been tasked by the Minister of Local Government to look specifically at mechanisms which will:

  • ensure local authorities and communities (including iwi/Māori) set specific priorities for intergenerational wellbeing informed by a robust evidence base (including localised objective, subjective and Māori wellbeing metrics);
  • increase the role of community wellbeing priorities in guiding local authority planning and decision-making;
  • develop the behavioural, system and culture change necessary to underpin successful community conversations about wellbeing priorities

We are very well positioned in Canterbury to deliver on these priorities through the Canterbury Wellbeing Index and a Health in All Policies approach that has been working for many years to support the integration of community wellbeing priorities into local authority planning.

The Canterbury Wellbeing Index - incorporating He Tohu Ora - is a rich and valuable source of data about many aspects of community wellbeing in Christchurch City and the Selwyn and Waimakariri Districts (including localised objective, subjective and Māori wellbeing metrics). It is accessible to all and is updated regularly with new data as it becomes available.

The Index will be updated in mid-December to include data from the 2019 Canterbury Wellbeing Survey - a survey that takes the pulse of local wellbeing using a representative sample of adults across the three districts.

Evon Currie
General Manager of Te Mana Ora Community and Public Health

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

In this issue:

  • Canterbury HiAP provides example for rural Victoria;
  • Spreading the word about the Integrated Planning Guide (IPG);
  • Integrated Assessment method launched;
  • Waimakariri District Council wins an international planning award;
  • Full Global Status Report on Health in All Policies now available;
  • Central and Local Government working together on community wellbeing;
  • Collaborative planning for (re)building better homes, towns and cities;
  • HiAP team news;
  • Connecting: Events, Resources, News; and
  • Book now for Broadly Speaking in 2020.

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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.

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