Anita Balhorn


I have been involved in Youth Health for 2 decades and still feel passionate about the future of young people in Aotearoa NZ. I have had the privilege of meeting many people with the same passion, and have been inspired to engage across many sectors and agencies to share the challenges and opportunities to improve outcomes for Youth.

My journey includes:

  • Developed first comprehensive school-based health centre in South Auckland (AIMHI project) including pilot research (access to school-based health care) for Youth 2000 – published in Medical Journal
  • Project Coordinator to improve access to health services for CYFS (now Oranga Tamariki), including Developed youth health services in CYFS residences
  • Wellbeing Outcomes Model for high risk and vulnerable young people in the care of Oranga Tamariki & Police (YCAP)
  • Supported Hawkes Bay DHB with Youth Health Strategy 2016 -2019
  • Provides consultancy/ project management
  • Health assessments and Wellbeing profiles for young people supported by Oranga Tamariki
  • Facilitates Youth Health training workshops nationally

Ivita Health Services/ Erica Gen. Health Services

South Auckland / Hawkes Bay