What is Healthy Families Invercargill?

Healthy Families Invercargill is one of 10 communities chosen to be part of the Healthy Families NZ initiative, a large-scale prevention initiative that brings community leadership together in a united effort for better health in the places we live, learn, work, and play.

Our goal is for everyone in our community to live in environments that enable healthy food and physical activity choices, that support and encourage us to be smokefree, to drink alcohol only in moderation, and that increase mental health, resilience and wellbeing. Environments where the healthy choice is the easy choice.

Our approach is to work collaboratively with local leaders and organisations to identify, design, and implement changes to help people make healthier choices and live healthier lives. We focus on addressing the underlying conditions that impact our health and wellbeing, in order to reduce the risk of preventable chronic disease.​​​​​​​