Pacific Heartbeat Team
The Pacific Heartbeat (PHB) team at the Heart Foundation works to 'STOP New Zealanders dying too early from heart disease', and 'HELP people with heart disease live full and productive lives’.
We focus on the heart health needs of NZ’s Pacific Island population. This includes understanding your heart, eating well, being smokefree and being more active.
Through our Pacific nutrition courses we encourage Pacific people to make heart healthy food choices and move more to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. We promote the benefits of being smokefree and encourage Pacific smokers to stop smoking and to not take it up in the first place.
Our team is based in Auckland but our work is promoted and delivered nationally. We collaborate with other Pacific organisations to create environments which support healthy lifestyles.