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Positive Approach for Healthy Families in New Zealand

Correspondent: Aisha Gomez, the Commonwealth Fund

Healthy Families NZ — an initiative by the federal government to help New Zealanders think differently about healthy life changes — received positive results in its first interim evaluation. The report found that approaching the community with integrity and targeted purpose, the program has strengthen preventive measures and the promotion of healthy environments for over a million residents across 10 locations. The initiative receives an annual stipend of NZD 10 million and is designed to receive ongoing evaluations, with the next slated for mid-2018.

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