Our position statements are high-level statements about key health topics.

The statements reflect relevant Government policy and best-evidenced practice, with an indication of our role in relation to the topic.

This page also includes a selection of our policy statements of public interest or that are relevant to our community partners.


Our position statement snapshots

  • Alcohol: we will undertake to reduce alcohol-related harm through a number of strategies.

  • Community water fluoridation: we endorse community water fluoridation as an important measure in the maintenance of oral health, the prevention of tooth decay and the reduction of health inequalities.

  • Smoking: we aim to reduce the tobacco-related harm experienced by people within Nelson Marlborough.

  • Sugar-sweetened beverages: we endorse plain water as the first choice of drink for children and adults

  • Warm homes and clean heating: we are committed to highlighting the adverse health impacts of cold housing and air pollution.