Healthy Christchurch

Healthy Christchurch is an inter-sectoral initiative aimed at fostering collaboration between organisations who have signed The Healthy Christchurch Charter.

There are currently 200 Charter Signatories, ranging from government agencies, businesses, voluntary sector groups and networks. The specialist focus of the signatories ranges from children’s welfare to sport, from the arts to literacy.

Healthy Christchurch Sponsors:

Healthy Christchurch is sponsored by the Canterbury District Health Board, Christchurch City Council, Environment Canterbury, Ministry of Health, Pegasus Health, Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu, University of Otago, Christchurch, Partnership Health Canterbury PHO and Police. And CERA – Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority Each sponsoring organisation has identified a Champion. This person gives the initiative mana and visibility. The Champions include Mayor Bob Parker, Canterbury District Health Board Chair, Bruce Matheson, Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu Kaiwhakahaere, Mark Solomon, the University of Otago, Christchurch Dean, Prof. Peter Joyce, Ministry of Health Group Manager, Public Health Operations Health and Disability National Services Directorate, Warren Lindberg, Pegasus Health Managing Director, Dr Martin Seers, Environment Canterbury Commissioner, Rex Williams, .Partnership Health Canterbury PHO Chair, Prof. Andrew Hornblow, Canterbury District Police Commander, David Cliff, Canterbury District Health Board CEO, David Meates, Christchurch City Council Community Services Manager, Michael Aitken  CERA CEO, Roger Sutton

Visit the website of Healthy Christchurch

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Project reports, resources and documents

Healthy Christchurch has been working on a number of projects which include regular newsletters and events.  There are also a number of project reports, resources and other documents on the Healthy Christchurch website. Of particular focus going forward will be the recovery and rebuilding of Christchurch after the 4 September 2010 and 22 February 2011 earthquakes and continuing the work begun in 2008 to add the collective voice of Healthy Christchurch to the many concerns being raised about the issue of alcohol misuse in our city and related harm, and more importantly, to the solutions.  Healthy Christchurch has recently lunched a new and vibrant website highlights recent work and projects being undertaken under the Healthy Christchurch banner two of these projects are the City Health and Wellbeing Profile and Health Impact Assessment project both have been collaborative projects.


Healthy Christchurch produces ten monthly newsletters per year – please see our website.

Contact Michelle Whitaker: Michelle. Whitaker, 027 582 2214

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