We support change for better health and wellbeing in the places where we spend our time so people can lead long, healthy and happy lives. 

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A healthier Aotearoa starts in the places where we spend our time. In healthier environments, children learn better, workplaces are more effective, people are healthier and happier, and communities thrive.

At Healthy Families Waitākere, we partner with local people to bring to life the changes they want to see in their schools, workplaces, sports clubs, marae and community spaces. We bring in key partners and navigate existing systems to unlock healthy changes, driving sustainable change that is owned by community – not delivered to community. We explicitly focus on improving Māori health and reducing inequity so our systems and structures meet everyone’s needs. Working together, we can create healthy communities now and for the future.

Healthy Families Waitākere is led by Sport Waitākere, uniting with the vision for connected healthy and active people in West Auckland.

We are one of 11 locations across the motu focusing on preventing chronic disease through reducing risk factors for major health loss and inequity. Healthy Families NZ utilises a systems approach to ensuring New Zealanders enjoy health-promoting social and physical environments that enable healthy food and physical activity choices.

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