Four Waka Toa Ora partner organisations make up the Canterbury Health in All Policies Partnership (CHIAPP):

CHIAPP is consistent with and is able to give effect to the Waka Tora Ora Charter.

Download or read online the series of information sheets about CHIAPP developed by Community and Public Health.

Working with a Health in All Policies Approach

The health and wellbeing of our community is largely determined by factors that lie outside the health sector itself. The partner organisations are committed to championing approaches that will ensure that health and wellbeing are embedded into policy development, planning cycles and project development - a Health in All Policies (HiAP) approach.

Find out more about Health in All Policies on the Te Mana Ora | Community and Public Health website.

Commitments to the Treaty of Waitangi and capacity building

The Treaty of Waitangi informs the work of CHAIPP. The partners have made a commitment to be involved in a range of HiAP activities which include capacity building, implementation and evaluation both within and outside their organisations and the use of specific resources and tools to undertake impact assessments.

Next steps for CHIAPP

A Joint Work Plan between Environment Canterbury and Community and Public Health (a division of the CDHB) has come out of this partnership. This is the next step in building on and developing a closer collaborative relationship between the two organisations. Each organisation has priority areas of work that change and this Joint Work Plan is intended to be flexible enough to adapt to changing and emerging priorities while also outlining areas to working on together in the future.

Work is also underway developing a similar Joint Work Plan between the Christchurch City Council and the CDHB.

Contact Sandy Brinsdon at Te Mana Ora | Community and Public Health for more information (03 364 1777).

Canterbury Health In All Policies Excellence Awards

The Canterbury Health In All Policies Excellence Awards have been introduced to recognise, reward and publicly acknowledge the excellent collaborative work taking place between the CHIAPP partners. The Awards are open to all staff members of Canterbury DHB, Christchurch City Council, Environment Canterbury and Ngāi Tahu.

Entering the Awards is an exciting opportunity to share ideas and lessons, gain recognition for your project, and celebrate the achievements of your project team.

Finalists for the CHIAPP Excellence Awards

Health Impact Assessment of Environment Canterbury’s Air Plan Review (Emma Kenagy on behalf of Community and Public Health and Environment Canterbury)

Smokefree Social Housing – One year on (Robert Hardie from the Christchurch City Council)

Alcohol Harm Minimisation Advisory Group (AHMAG) and work programme (Stuart Dodd from Community and Public Health/Canterbury District Health Board).

Judges for the CHIAPP Excellence Awards

Ben Harris-Roxas is a health consultant at ZEST Health Strategies and a Conjoint Lecturer at UNSW Australia. He has worked on Health Impact Assessments since 2003.

Matt Soeberg helped set up the New Zealand Health Impact Assessment support unit back in the day. Now he is a postdoctoral research fellow based at the Cancer Institute of New South Wales. Matt has a strong interest in maximising the relevance of epidemiological research to policy, practice and improved patient outcomes.

Patrick Harris is a senior research fellow at the University of Sydney. His main focus and experience is on the inclusion of health and health equity in public policy, including the use of Health Impact Assessment.