Advocacy

Carolyn Watts is a public health consultant. She chairs the board of The Common Unity Project. My segue into public health came from a deep interest and passion in research. I first trained as a dietitian and worked as a paediatric dietitian for several years, I...

The third New Zealand Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI) was conducted in February to May 2020 by an Expert Panel of over 50 independent and government public health experts. It used an evidence-based approach to benchmark policies and actions of the Government against international...

Julia Rout is the national health promotion manager for the Stroke Foundation. “I always knew I wanted to work in health. I really liked hospitals and wanted to work in one, because I was fascinated with how the human body works and the clever things we...

Shayne Nahu (Te Arawa, Tainui, Irish) chairs the ANA board and is the wellbeing and advocacy manager at the Cancer Society of New Zealand. I’ve been working in public health for around 30 years. It’s still hugely challenging; there are still so many opportunities to make...

Leaders from all of New Zealand’s District Health Boards have agreed to establish a new national function to help eliminate health inequities, and improve the sustainability of the health system, and make it easier for New Zealanders to live longer and healthier lives. The aim is to ensure...