Systems Change in Action Webinars

The Systems Change in Action Webinar Series explores locally-led initiatives designed to improve the health and wellbeing of communities across Aotearoa. Whether you are already on the waka or new to systems change, this is a chance to deepen your understanding and think about ways to become more effective in your mahi. 

Below are the webinars that the Healthy Families Waitākere team has presented over the past three years. Head to the Healthy Families New Zealand website to see how the teams from our other locations are using systems change to drive action in their communities. 

Collective action to improve Pasifika wellbeing

Presented by: Fole (Daleki) Finau

Collaborating to get to the heart of health and wellbeing issues faced by West Auckland Pasifika communities has been a focus for our team. Hear about how we are working with health and social services to help identify what can be collectively actioned to enhance community wellbeing.

Transforming built environments to enhance health and wellbeing

Presented by: Kerry Allan

How do urban environments impact our health and wellbeing? Hear about how Healthy Families Waitākere is working alongside community and key stakeholders to forge closer links between health and built environments to prioritise active travel.​​​​​​​

Wellness, fellowship and better learning outcomes from West Auckland Samoan ECE Collective

Presented by: Irene Paleai-Foroti, Lead Facilitator for SAASIA and Catherine Powell

Join Irene and Catherine to hear about how a collective of Samoan early childhood teachers are finding ways to create resources and support that are centred on Samoan cultural values and language, in order to improve their wellbeing at work.

Active Whakapapa - a hīkoi of discovery in West Auckland

Presented by: Mike Tipene (Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa) and Giuliana Sewell (Tūhourangi, Ngāti Porou) 

Join our team as they take you through the journey of Active Whakapapa, a bilingual storytelling experience for the whole whānau. Active Whakapapa is giving communities in West Auckland a unique opportunity to learn local Māori histories while being physically active and present in the taiao (natural environment). These site-specific experiences have been collaboratively designed to connect the community with local iwi histories, which are shared through pūrakau.