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Notices from Health Promotion Forum: April 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: health determinants, newsletter, Training, Courses, health promotion, workshop

Kia ora and greetings

"At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them, we will remember them."

Autumn has arrived, along with the end of daylight saving and the upcoming ANZAC commemorations - a day of remembrance and gratitude for the men and women who didn't return to our beautiful shores.

Next month begins our Certificate of Achievement in Introducing Health Promotion shortcourse in Whangarei and we are delighted to announce that Scholarships being offered are open for application.

The Certificate of Achievement in Introducing Health Promotion is a level 4 Manukau Institute of Technology qualification. MIT are a registered NZQA provider who has partnered with the Health Promotion Forum of NZ to provide this course.

Contact Emma Frost for an scholarship application form (emma[at]hauora.co.nz or 09 300 3734). The scholarship offers you free admission to the course including course materials and morning and afternoon refreshments.

Once your application has been approved you’re all set to go! So what are you waiting for???

Certificate of Achievement in Introducing Health Promotion shortcourses

Have you thought about putting a qualification to your health promotion skills or is it time to upskill and further develop your work as a health promoter?

“Continuous interaction with the class, and always ensuring we related the topics discussed to our individual work through our organisations and communities. Made us understand the topics clearly and in depth.” - student quote.

Time: 8.30am to 4.30pm each day.
Cost: $512.50 per person (including GST).

View the HPF terms and conditions about course cancellations and withdrawals. You are required to attend both blocks.

Get more information on enrolment for the Certificate of Achievement (CoA) shortcourses.

Let us know if you would like this course delivered in your area.

Download the brochure on the HPF Certificate of Achievement in Introducing Health Promotion.

Whangarei Shortcourse

Block One: Tuesday 30th May to Friday 2nd June 2017
Block Two: Tuesday 27th to Friday 30th June 2017
Location: To be advised

Registrations are now open for this shortcourse.

Upcoming Health Promotion Workshops

Determinants of Health Workshop

Take advantage of this online course where you can study when and where it suits you! The Determinants of Health online workshop contains:

  • Youtube clips, TED talks and resources to help you explore the topic further
  • Online activities that you need to complete
  • An opportunity for you to share your knowledge with other participants

The workshop is delivered in 4 sections:

  • Introduction
  • Housing and Education as examples of social determinants of health
  • Equity
  • Health promotion actions

On completion of the workshop you will receive a certificate of accomplishment.

The cost is $99 per person including GST.

Follow these simple steps to get started:

  • Go to OnlineCPD.co.nz
  • Create an account by clicking the Sign Up link at the top right corner.
  • After receiving your instant confirmation email, you will be logged into OnlineCPD.
  • Navigate to the course enrolment by clicking the Provider link at the top of your home page.

Visit the HPF website for more information on this online course.

Asthma and COPD Fundamentals course

Over 521,000 people take medication for asthma, and over 35,000 New Zealanders are estimated to be living with severe COPD.

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ urges all registered health professionals to undertake training in Asthma and COPD - due to these staggering statistics in New Zealand.

The most current Asthma and COPD Fundamentals course available in New Zealand was launched at the beginning of April. The course aligns latest research with specific information for the New Zealand context, such as recently funded medications, treating Māori and Pacific peoples and best practice health literacy.

The course consists of two parts - an online e-Learning series, and a classroom based MasterClass.

Feedback from course pilot participants has been positive: “I think an excellent job has been done here as everything is clearly explained in a range of ways that make it interesting to complete!”

Find out more about the Asthma and COPD Fundamentals course.

Jobs

Did you know that as an HPF member you can list your vacancies here?

Contact us to discuss your next job advertisement.

And in the news....

"Promoting Health In Aotearoa New Zealand" is now available in e-format.

Update from the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE)

Check out what's happening globally at the International Union for Health Promotion and Education website.

Make sure you join us in 2019 when we host the next IUHPE Conference in Rotorua.

Check out the interview with Executive Director of HPF Sione Tu'itahi as he explains why New Zealand is the perfect host for a conference based on planetary health and sustainable development.

Submissions to address non-communicable diseases in youth

The Pacific Community, SPC Fiji and the United Nations Development Programme Pacific Office are inviting proposals for video projects with a focus on non-communicable diseases from youth aged 15 to 25. Five selected projects will receive funds for a short training in Noumea and for the production of their video.

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes are no longer synonymous with ageing populations. No region of the world embodies this reality more dramatically than the Pacific Islands countries and territories (PICTs).

Almost two out of three Pacific Islanders who die from an NCD, die before the age of 70, and the probability of dying from an NCD between the ages of 30 and 70 is three times higher than in neighbouring Australia and New Zealand.

Evidence shows that youth play a major role in shaping new norms and expectations leading to social transformation that goes beyond their age group. Pacific youth can successfully create social change and help address NCDs in the region if provided with opportunities such as using new media.

The deadline for secondary schools and universities to submit a proposal is 30th April 2017. All proposals need to be sent to to PHDSuva[at]spc.int.

Visit the SPC website for more information.

Less talk, more actions to address the NCD crisis in the Pacific

Solène Bertrand-Protat
Non-communicable diseases Officer
Chargée des maladies non transmissibles
Pacific Community
SPC - Private Mail Bag - Suva, Fiji
Tel: (679) 337 9380 | Fax: (679) 337 0021
Email: soleneb[at]spc.int

Final word

Our website is undergoing changes and we apologise to anyone who has experienced problems registering for workshops or our shortcourses. Please contact Emma if you are having difficulties.

Become a member of HPF and benefit from discounts on workshops.


Check out the HPF Calendar of Events for updates.

For more news and information, check out the:

Contact Emma Frost for all enquiries on the above notices (emma[at]hauora.co.nz or 09 300 3071).

Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand
PO Box 99 064
Newmarket, Auckland 1149
09 300 3071

HPF is the umbrella organisation for all those who identify health promotion as part of their work. The HPF is founded on the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Ottawa Charter. This non-profit organisation provides information, training and resources to build the workforce and health promotion leadership.

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