Public health aims to keep our population well, improve health, and prevent illness.

Health is influenced by a wide range of factors including our housing, income, diet, and access to health and other social services. An important part of public health work is working together with communities and health services to influence the many wider causes of good health or ill health in our population.

For most people public health work will influence their lives in many different ways every day. Examples include regulation of water supply, smokefree workplaces, bars and restaurants reduce our exposure to smoke; and vaccinations prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

Regional Public Health is a sub-regional public health service, working with communities across the greater Wellington region, through our three District Health Boards (DHBs), Capital and Coast, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa. As a service we are part of the Hutt Valley District Health Board.

We have a special focus on improving health of Māori, Pacific and those on low incomes, especially children within these families.

Much of the work in public health is behind the scenes ensuring a healthy and safe environment for our population, including writing submissions, influencing policy, enforcing health legislation, and working with other agencies to improve access to services and resources.

Contact details

Private Bag 31907,
Lower Hutt,
Wellington 5040​/RPHWellington

Activity/ServicePublic Health
WhenMonday - Friday, 8am - 5pm

High Street,
Lower Hutt,
Hutt Valley - Level 1, Community Health Building, Hutt Hospital, High Street, Lower Hutt. Porirua - Level 3, Cityfitness Building, Walton Leigh Avenue, Porirua. Wairarapa - 9 Russell Street, Masterton 5010

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