Naomi Tuipulotu joined the Healthy Families Christchurch team based at Sport Canterbury in September 2016.
She has a passion for working with Pacific Island communities to empower equity and leadership.
Naomi’s background includes retraining and assisting the long-term unemployed to secure work placements. She has also served in the University of Otago Maori Indigenous Health Institute (MIHI) at the Christchurch campus. Naomi was involved with research for Hauora Manawa/Heart Health: The Community Heart Study.
The mother of six enjoys time with her family and holds a Bachelor of Nursing degree.
About Healthy Families NZ
Following an appointment by the Ministry of Health in 2016, Sport Canterbury is the lead provider for Healthy Families Christchurch.
Healthy Families NZ currently focuses on 10 New Zealand communities, and is positively impacting the lives of over a million New Zealanders at present.
The Healthy Families Christchurch team is: Jill Borland (Manager), Naomi Tuipulotu (Community Activator), Losana Korovulavula and Nina Perez (Settings Coordinators), and George Berry (Communications and Engagement Advisor).
As with all Healthy Families NZ locations, the workforce of five full-time staff in Christchurch (Spreydon-Heathcote) will work with local leaders to create sustainable healthy change and to make healthy choices more accessible.