5 Messages to Keep Your Family Healthy


The '5 messages to keep your family healthy' resources were developed as part of the Porirua Social Sector Trial. Toi Te Ora Public Health fully acknowledges and thanks Compass Health and Regional Public Health for their permission to use and promote this resource.

The aims of the '5 messages' are:

  • To simplify key health messages in the community.
  • To reduce hospitalisations for preventable diseases such as rheumatic fever and skin infections.
  • To promote the 0800 Healthline number to help improve access to affordable health advice.

The '5 messages' pdfs are available in English and te reo Māori:

Key links and resources for each of the 5 messages are listed below. If you require further information about any of these resources, please contact lindsay.lowe@bopdhb.govt.nz or phone 0800 221 555.


If you have a sore throat - get it checked


Clean, Cut and Cover


Wash hands after going to the toilet


Brush your teeth morning and night


0800 Healthline