Webinar: Healthy Living: Promoting Health and Safety in Immigrant Communities
July 24, 2012
Learn about innovative health and safety initiatives in Auckland and Vancouver that promote healthy living through community education and accessible programming that ensures new immigrants and their families are safe, sound, and empowered to seek solutions for their personal well-being.
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Lynn has a background in health, community development, micro-credit project management and international development having worked in Africa for close to a decade. Since becoming Executive Director of AMSSA in August 2000, she has worked to strategically move the organizational focus to building member capacities and developing resources for members to better respond to community needs and government relations. She was involved with the Government and Non-profit Initiative (GNPI) for over four years working to improve the relationship of the non-profit sector and government and is currently a member of the non-profit sector Employers’ Council.
Her role at WaterSafe Auckland is focused primarily on drowning prevention within Auckland’s Asian, New Settler and Refugee communities, and youth projects. Stacey has a health promotion background in Public Health, in addition to a strong involvement with Surf Lifesaving New Zealand and she is currently completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health. Together with Dr. Kevin Moran, Stacey has published a paper titled ‘New Settlers, Old Solutions’, regarding water safety education for new migrants in New Zealand.
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