Pacific Stroke Prevention Project

Pacific Stroke Prevention Project

Train the trainer participants

The Auckland Pacific Stroke Prevention Project was established to address the very high rates of stroke in Pacific communities. It is supported and guided by a Pacific Steering Group, which is made up of members of the Pacific health sector. The project is led by Tai Faalogo.

Project aims:

To contribute to a reduction in risk of stroke in Pacific communities by:

  • Raising awareness and understanding of stroke and stroke risk factors;
  • Promoting awareness and understanding of the relationship between salt, high blood pressure and stroke.

Train the trainersProject activities include:

  • Community engagement initiatives and presentations to groups to raise awareness of stroke and stroke risk factors.
  • Resource development. Download copies of these resources below. 
  • Media engagement, including a range of radio interviews and a story on Tagata Pasifika.
  • Workforce development aimed at stroke prevention and salt reduction, delivered in partnership with Pacific HeartBeat.

Interested in working with us?

If you are interested working with us to promote healthier lifestyles and happier Pacific communities, contact Tai Faalogo on (09) 526 2545, 027 505 1278 or tai.faalogo@stroke.org.nz. Or visit us in person at the Vaka Tautua Office, Level 3, 15 Sultan Street, Ellerslie, Auckland.

Project funding

The project is jointly funded by the Ministry of Health and the Stroke Foundation.

Pacific language resources

Information about stroke in Cook Islands, Samoan and Tongan languages. Click on the images to download:

Cook Islands SamoanTongan