Primary prevention public health is concerned with keeping people healthy and improving the health of populations rather than with providing individualised care for people who are unwell. Problem gambling public health practitioners perform a variety of activities in the community to reduce gambling related harm.
Primary preventions and programmes can contribute to strengthening a community’s capacity and readiness to advocate for healthy social, physical, spiritual and cultural environments.
Gambling harm public health actions cover the following five domains:
- Policy development and implementation
- Safe gambling environments
- Supportive communities
- Aware and motivated communities
- Effective screening environments.
Te Kākano is committed to supporting providers with Ministry of Health PMGH public health contracts to deliver the above service delivery components.