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Notices from Health Promotion Forum: May 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, Training, health promotion, qualification, health determinants, workshop

Kia ora and greetings

Putting a qualification to your health promotion practise never got any easier. The Health Promotion Forum of NZ is excited to be able to offer scholarships for the upcoming Certificate of Achievement in Introducing Health Promotion shortcourse in Whangarei.

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. The scholarship offers you free admission to the course including course materials and morning and afternoon refreshments. Criteria conditions apply.

Contact Emma Frost for an application for this HPF scholarship (emma[at] or 09 300 3734). 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

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. Don't forget that we have scholarships available.

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: Manaia Camp Taurikiura (26 McDonald Road, Whangarei Heads).

Contact Emma Frost to register (emma[at] or 09 300 3071).

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
  • 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.

Certificate in Public Health and Health Promotion (Level 5)

The Manukau Insitute of Technology's new certificate in public health and health promotion could be for you if you are interested in working with organisations that enable individuals, groups and whole communities to reach their health potential.

This is a full-time course for six months starting in February and July each year. The course takes an active learning approach with an online component, workshops and 80 hours in a placement.

Find out more about this public health promotion qualification from the Manakau Insitute of Technology or call 0800 62 62 52.

Certificate of Proficiency in Pacific Nutrition

Gain a tertiary qualification in Pacific nutrition at this evening course held in Auckland.
The next course starts 1st August 2017, so you will need to enrol before 16th June.

Find out more about this AUT pacific nutrition qualification.


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

Contact us to discuss your next job advertisement.

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.

Revised Policy Statement on Ending the Tobacco Epidemic in NZ

The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine recently reviewed their policy statement on ‘Ending the Tobacco Epidemic in New Zealand’. This review was led by Professor Richard Edwards - one of their Fellows.

The NZCPHM recommends that a Smokefree 2025 action plan should be urgently developed by the Government, including specific measures to ensure that Smokefree 2025 is achieved for Māori and Pacific peoples.

The NZCPHM is concerned about the recent smoking rates data from the New Zealand Health Survey. The NZCPHM is recommending to the Government that it urgently develops an action plan to achieve the end of the tobacco epidemic for all peoples in New Zealand, including:

  • a strong emphasis on Māori focused outcomes
  • a range of priority measures across different types and levels of interventions
  • one or more ‘endgame’ strategies.

Contact NZCPHM Executive Officer Kate Geden for more information ( or 04 472 9183).

Upcoming FIZZ Symposium

The next FIZZ Symposium will be held on 26th June 2017 in Auckland.

Early bird registration costs just $50 until Monday 5th June (full price is $100).

Find out more on the upcoming FIZZ Sympoisum, including how to register.

Final word

Our website is undergoing changes and we apologise to anyone who has experienced problems registering for workshops or our shortcourses. Contact Emma Frost if you are having difficulties (emma[at] or 09 300 3071).

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] 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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