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Going Local: Impact of sustainable development policies on health in Rarotonga

13 months
Approved budget:
Ms Rochelle Newport
Health issue:
Proposal type:
Pacific Health Masters Scholarship
Lay summary
Objectives: Career: Health development among Pacific people. Research: Identify how a sustainable economic development policy influences health behaviours in Rarotonga. Methodologies: Review of Economic and policy documentation from relevant Cook Island Government departments, Qualitative methods: Interviews and focus groups Health outcomes: Reducing obesity rates by integrating health into sustainability policies. Providing new economic opportunity for disadvantaged communities. Advancing collaboration between agencies including government departments for population health gain