PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES FOR HEALTHY ENVIRONMENTS AND CHOICES
Community and Public Health (formerly known as Crown Public Health) provides public health services to those people living in the Canterbury, South Canterbury and West Coast regions.
They are a division of the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB), but serve as the Public Health Unit (PHU) for two other District Health Boards:
South Canterbury District Health Board (SCDHB)
West Coast District Health Board (WCDHB)
Over 120 staff are located at offices in Christchurch, Ashburton, Timaru and Greymouth. They aim to create environments, policies, communities, and families/whānau that support healthy choices and lifestyles.
Goals are to:
Improve the health and wellbeing of the region, especially for children and young adults
Reduce health inequalities especially for those of relative socio-economic deprivation
Improve Māori and Pacific health outcomes
Prevent illness and hospitalisation
Work in partnership to achieve lasting change
Health resources (e.g. pamphlets and posters) plus regular publications and newsletters available.
You can make contact through the website or call 03 3641777