Hello, Kia ora, Kia orana, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Bula vinaka, Taloha ni.
Melissa is a public health doctor at the Canterbury District Health Board’s Planning & Funding unit. Through this project, she is hoping to find out if the WellConnectedNZ community map gets people out in their communities more, and whether it can improve the health of people with long term conditions.
Does using the map improve mental wellbeing and physical health? How long might it take to see positive changes? Could using the map reduce health inequalities? Melissa is hoping the research team will find some of these answers over the next few years.