Pacific people experience higher rates of heart disease in comparison to non-Pacific New Zealanders. This is associated with higher rates of smoking and obesity, and lower levels of physical activity and consumption of fruit and vegetables.
The Heart Foundation's Pacific Heartbeat programme offers a range of services such as national smokefree awareness workshops, smoking cessation and healthy eating courses, health promotion programmes and activities, and resources in Pacific languages, with the vision to improve and make a difference to the heart health of Pacific people.
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The Pacific healthy eating courses empower Pacific people by giving them the knowledge and skills to create heart healthy environments.
Pacific Heartbeat is the only service specifically aimed to make a difference in Pacific communities by improving heart health of Pacific people in New Zealand.
Using an interactive Pacific approach, learn how you can support your family, community or workplace to become smoke free.
Tala Pasifika - National Pacific Tobacco Control Service works to empower Pacific peoples to live healthy and free from the burden created by tobacco smoking.