Public Health Submissions
The Health in All Policies Advisors at Community and Public Health coordinate and prepare submissions on behalf of the Canterbury DHB, with the assistance of other public health staff and the wider organisation. Community and Public Health recognises that the factors that most affect the health and wellbeing of the people of Canterbury lie outside of the health system and so submissions cover a wide range of issues.
Submissions are an important way for the Canterbury DHB to influence the decisions of other organisations and promote public health in decision making. Engaging in consultation processes contributes to the Canterbury DHB’s mission: “to promote, enhance and facilitate the health and wellbeing of the people of Canterbury”.