Planning and Policy
The Taranaki Public Health Unit Planning & Policy team seeks to work collaboratively with other agencies/departments (within and outside of the health sector) to influence decisions to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Taranaki.
Health and wellbeing is strongly influenced by the social determinants of health - the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. These are shaped by the distribution of money, power and resources at global, national and local levels. Some examples of the social determinants of health are ethnicity, income, education, housing, food security and access to health services. The social determinants of health are mostly responsible for health inequities - the unfair and avoidable differences in health status seen within and between communities.
Monday, May 22, 2023