Our community focus
ProCare recognises people’s health and wellbeing can be supported in a range of settings, for example, at school, at church or at the gym. This is why we have a variety of services and activities that complement the work of general practices and extend into the community.
Auckland is a diverse city with more than 200 ethnic groups – the ProCare network reflects this diversity caring for more than half of the enrolled patients in Auckland, including the largest number of Maori and Pacific patients in New Zealand.
As well as supporting practices to care for individual patients, ProCare has a strong focus on improving outcomes for our collective patient population, which includes health promotion activities to reach vulnerable groups and to help families and whanau avoid health risks like rheumatic fever.
As a Primary Health Organisation, we work hard to reduce inequities and to increase access to health services.
ProCare in the Community
ProCare is active in the community by attending events to share health information and through a range of programmes and activities. For example:
- Healthy Village Action Zone ( HVAZ) focusing on population health education and self-management in a Tongan and 13 Samoan churches
- The primary school based Mana Kidz Rheumatic Fever team work within six primary schools in Counties/Manukau with a focus on sore throats, skin lesions, ears and eyes
- YSALT - Youth School Aged Health team delivering across Auckland secondary school based healthcare via physical and mental health programmes, including sexual and reproductive health, and depression/suicide prevention
- Stop Smoking Service (Auckland & Waitemata) – this free service delivered by ProCare and The Fono can provide community-based group sessions to help people stop smoking. Contact 0800 500 601 or firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a session in your community.
We also work closely with non-government organisations (NGOs) that support communities, like Refugees as Survivors (RASNZ), Plunket and Sport Auckland.
ProCare Charitable Foundation
The ProCare Charitable Foundation was created through the generosity of ProCare’s shareholding members for the purpose of improving the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged communities across the greater Auckland region. The Foundation is committed to supporting a diverse range of health-related activities in greater Auckland that will improve population health and community outcomes. The Foundation offers an annual grant programme, funded through the non-voting shares gifted to the Foundation by ProCare’s members. Applications for funding grants are open to any individual or group working to improve the health and wellbeing of communities in the greater Auckland region.
The Foundation’s Board of Trustees are independent members and are not shareholders/members of ProCare Health Limited.