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Pacific Healthy Babies Healthy Futures Competition Time

on 21/02/2018

Pacific Healthy Babies Healthy Futures Competition Time

There are two chances to win with the Pacific Healthy Babies Healthy Futures programme prize draws. If you’re a Pacific woman that is pregnant or a caregiver of infants under 4yrs old and registered with The Fono’s services then find out more. Chances to win a $150 Pak n Save Voucher or a $250.00 baby pack!

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A mobile health tool for the Pacific community

on 19/02/2018

A mobile health tool for the Pacific community

The Fono is excited to help carry out research in the development and trialing of a new Pacific healthy lifestyle mobile app called Ol@-Or@. The innovative app, aimed at improving the health and well-being of Pacific communities, has been developed for Pacific people by Pacific people.

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Tackling tooth decay through a holistic approach

on 02/02/2018

Tackling tooth decay through a holistic approach

Clinical Director of Dental at The Fono West, Dr Mowafaq Amso talks about how The Fono’s recent water pledge signing enhances the work already carried out by dental team to encourage people to drink water as the first choice and improve the health and wellbeing of Pacific people.

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You spoke, we listened

on 01/02/2018

You spoke, we listened

The Fono is focused on continual improvement for everyone that comes into contact with us, whether through our clinics, over the phone or while we’re out and about. We wanted to let you know of some key changes we’ve made at Henderson in response to the feedback we’ve received in our latest patient satisfaction survey.

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Being Sun Smart to avoid melanoma

on 31/01/2018

Being Sun Smart to avoid melanoma

As we go into the final official month of the New Zealand summer, let’s all remember to be sun smart rather than run the risk of heat-related illnesses such as burns, heat stroke and with prolonged exposure - skin cancer. Slip, slop, slap and wrap for the rest of the summer with The Fono’s sun smart tips.

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Ten tips for the festive season

on 12/12/2017

Ten tips for the festive season

It’s the time of year for feasting and celebrating but this doesn’t have to include an expanding waistline or being less active. My Kiwi provides some easy ways to celebrate with your family and feel great over the next few weeks …

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Achievement Highlights

on 12/12/2017

Achievement Highlights

Having reviewed and refreshed our strategic direction during the 2015-16 financial year, The Fono continues to grow in a way that enables us to meet the needs of our Pacific people and beyond. The team has been driving this notion of care at all levels, through our motto ‘caring is our culture’. We're sharing some of the service highlights from our latest annual report.

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Central Dental Open for Business

on 09/11/2017

Central Dental Open for Business

The Fono Central Dental practice is ready to welcome new patients, with a newly renovated clinic, an experienced team, affordable dental prices and new extended hours.

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Quit smoking and be rewarded

on 31/10/2017

Quit smoking and be rewarded

Quit Smoking this October, November and December and we’ll reward you! Every person who successfully quits during those months will receive a $75 Warehouse voucher.

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Antibiotics - Use them wisely

on 26/09/2017

Antibiotics - Use them wisely

Pharmacists are the gateway to accessing medicines. To prevent misuse of medicines, they can engage with people and ensure the medicines provided are safe, appropriate and effective. Here we provide some key information on antibiotics.

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Four small steps to good health

on 19/09/2017

Four small steps to good health

Being healthy does not need to cost a fortune, nor does it require loads of supplements or exercising for hours on end. Steps towards being healthy can start with making small changes in nutrition and lifestyle, which can have profound effects on your health. Being consistent and adopting healthy habits in general is key to success. These small changes will help your health to improve.

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Brighter Future? Nothing to smile about

on 07/07/2017

Brighter Future? Nothing to smile about

After years of being neglected, Anthony Thompson's teeth came back to bite him. It's a familiar tale: one that starts with dodging the school dental nurse and ends in a $6500 dentist's bill. Clinical Director of Dental Dr Mowafaq Amso features in this Radio New Zealand feature

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Community Services restructure for further growth

on 29/06/2017

Community Services restructure for further growth

The Fono Community Services section will restructure from 1 July 2017, to allow for further growth and management focus on critical success factors.

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Know the signs of STROKE

on 19/06/2017

Know the signs of STROKE

A stroke can happen to anyone, anytime – it could be someone you know or the person next to you. Each year around 9,000 people have a stroke – that’s around one person each hour!

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GP Registrar training at The Fono

on 02/06/2017

GP Registrar training at The Fono

The Fono is supporting young Pacific General Practitioners (GPs) to become Fellows of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) through the general practice education programme (GPEP): teacher feedback on Dr Luisa Fonua-Faeamani

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Dental services grow at The Fono Central

on 10/05/2017

Dental services grow at The Fono Central

The Fono Central celebrated refurbishments at our Wyndham Street location in the Auckland CBD, which sees an extra dental chair and increased space to cater to the city’s growing demand.

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The Fono Central Renovations

on 28/04/2017

The Fono Central Renovations

We have been doing some exciting renovations our city dental practice at 33 Wyndham Street. Check out our BEFORE AND AFTER gallery to see the results.

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New diabetes clinic promotes lifestyle changes to save lives

on 28/03/2017

New diabetes clinic promotes lifestyle changes to save lives

The Fono Manurewa’s new diabetes clinic is helping patients get the most care in a single visit with a one-stop-shop for services. With a dedicated diabetes nurse specialist, and dietician podiatry clinics available in the one location, patients get the care needed to control their diabetes and work towards reversing it.

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Brushing up on oral health

on 13/02/2017

Brushing up on oral health

Through a special partnership with AUT University, The Fono’s Community Team recently received oral health training from AUT oral health students. The initiative aims to upskill community workers on good oral health practices, so they can be passed to community for better oral health outcomes.

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The Fono launches new Financial Mentoring Services

on 24/01/2017

The Fono launches new Financial Mentoring Services

The Fono is now delivering new financial mentoring services for Pacific families across Auckland and Waitemata.

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North Shore’s Pacific families to benefit from new services

on 03/10/2016

North Shore’s Pacific families to benefit from new services

Pacific families living on the North Shore will now benefit from community-based services delivered by The Fono, Auckland’s largest Pacific-owned health provider. The Fono officially opened a new location on Saturday 1 October at Raeburn House in the Northcote Shopping Centre.

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Pacific GPs on the Rise

on 27/09/2016

Pacific GPs on the Rise

The Fono is supporting young Pacific General Practitioners (GPs) to become Fellows of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) through the general practice education programme (GPEP).

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The Fono comes to the Shore

on 30/08/2016

The Fono comes to the Shore

The Fono has opened a new location on the North Shore and will deliver a number of services to local families.

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A new way to stop smoking

on 26/08/2016

A new way to stop smoking

Do you want to stop smoking but don’t know how? There’s a NEW way to stop smoking that’s free, fun and that works.

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Service Innovation: The Fono Family Violence Services

on 23/08/2016

Service Innovation: The Fono Family Violence Services

The Fono delivers a Pacific family violence crisis intervention service and a community mobilisation ‘stop family violence’ programme. At the inaugural Pasefika Proud National Pacific Community Leaders Fono, the family violence service was presented as part of a panel session on service innovations. Here we share the details about the service and how The Fono is supporting Pacific families to be stronger and free of family violence.

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Stop Smoking Service - Auckland & Waitemata

on 04/07/2016

Stop Smoking Service - Auckland & Waitemata

The Fono in partnership with ProCare and Ngati Whatua Orakei Whai Maia Limited, are pleased to have the opportunity to deliver the new, regional Stop Smoking Service in the Auckland & Waitemata DHB regions. Supporting people to be smokefree is the aim of the service.

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Looking after our matua (elders)

on 16/06/2016

Looking after our matua (elders)

In our Pacific communities our elders; or matua matutua, metua, matu’a, kaumatua, kara, luluai; are given the utmost respect or fa’aaloalo. That’s why the concept of elder abuse is so foreign to us. Unfortunately, it is a serious issue and there are cases of elder abuse within our Pacific communities.

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Living healthy and smokefree

on 09/06/2016

Living healthy and smokefree

Bermuda Pongi, of Tongan descent, started smoking when she was 17 years old. Smoking was a part of her life, habits, and social interaction with her friends. But thanks to The Fono’s involvement in the Wero Challenge, the 32-year-old has been smoke-free since March.

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Immunise for protection against serious illness

on 26/04/2016

Immunise for protection against serious illness

It’s Immunisation Week this week. Immunisation provides protection for our families and communities against a range of communicable diseases, and is considered to be one of the most cost-effective public health interventions.

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Improving wellness while living with long-term conditions

on 26/04/2016

Improving wellness while living with long-term conditions

Do you have a long-term condition/s such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, mental illness or kidney disease? As our population ages and people are increasingly managing more than one condition, The Fono’s role in supporting people to self-manage is a critical part of how we support our communities. Here we provide some tips / principles for self-management of long-term conditions (LTCs).

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A convenient pack to stay on track

on 22/03/2016

A convenient pack to stay on track

Patients of The Fono West in Henderson are about to benefit from receiving personalised ‘blister packs’ at The Fono pharmacy, minutes after their GP appointment, enabling them to stick to their daily medication schedule.

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After hours medical help at The Fono

on 14/03/2016

After hours medical help at The Fono

The Fono provides free after-hours medical advice via phone. If you need healthcare when we are closed call our registered nurses for free medical advice.

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Creating Healthy Babies for Healthy Futures

on 09/12/2015

Creating Healthy Babies for Healthy Futures

As a leader in Pacific health, The Fono knows more needs to be done to counteract diseases such as diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure) and obesity before people reach adulthood. The Healthy babies Healthy Futures Pacific programme, co-ordinated by Maria Kumitau aims to change that.

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Yoga – benefitting mother and baby

on 30/11/2015

Yoga – benefitting mother and baby

Pregnant Samoan mothers attending the Pacific Healthy Babies Healthy Futures Workshops are discovering the benefits of yoga classes.

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