Well Child Promotion

Well Child health promotion aims to improve and protect the health and wellbeing of children/tamariki and their parents/whanau.

This is achieved by:

  • Happy kids and Mumssupporting strategic alliances formed with other agencies, to support the Positive Parenting initiatives and strategies in and our community.
  • increasing awareness in the community about positive parenting and whanau engagement.

The Te Whatu Ora Whanganui Well Child health promoter, based in the Public Health Centre, is able to provide advice to colleagues, community organisations, schools, early childhood centres, and any other groups that need information about positive parenting, safe sleep practices and rheumatic fever.

Health promotion plays a key role looking at the gaps in our community around parenting. Looking at the key areas of parenting need, and working with other agencies to meet those needs.

Local and national campaigns
Children’s Day
Families Week
Youth week
International Women’s Day
NZ Suffrage Day Celebrations.

Related links

SKIP website
Reducing SUDI