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Notices from Health Promotion Forum: June 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, Training, health promotion, Courses, workshop, pacific health, vacancies

Kia ora and greetings

Putting a qualification to your health promotion practise never got any easier.

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.

Nelson and Auckland dates have been finalized, so pop these in your diary. We'll be making our way to you where ever you live or work!

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.

Nelson Shortcourse

Block One: Tuesday 8th to Friday 11th August 2017.
Block Two: Tuesday 5th to Friday 8th September 2017.
Location: To be advised.

On-line registrations will open soon for this course.

Auckland Shortcourse

Block One: Tuesday 12th to Friday 15th September 2017.
Block Two: Tuesday 10th to Friday 13th October 2017.
Location: Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT).

Online registrations will open soon for this course.

Pacific Determinants of Health

Date: Friday 18th August 2017
Location: Tohora House at Whangarei Hospital
Cost: $76.50 per person for HPF members, and $125 for non-members. All proces include GST.

Registrations will open soon for this workshop.

Contact the Health Promotion Forum for more information on this course.

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.


Public Health Tutor/Senior Tutor

An opportunity has arisen for someone interested in extending their teaching experience in public health. This Tutor/Senior Tutor position is based on Massey University’s Wellington campus. The role is to provide teaching assistance and course development for a number of undergraduate and postgraduate public health papers within the School of Public Health.

Massey University is looking for an enthusiastic person with an understanding of Public Health and an interest in teaching and curriculum development. A relevant post-graduate qualification in public health or a related discipline is necessary, and some teaching experience is desirable. This is a fixed-term (up to) full-time position.

Contact  Mat Walton ( or +64 4 979 3351) or Anna Matheson (A.G.Matheson[at] or +64 4 979 3351) if you are interested or for more information.


Did you know that as an HPF member you can list your vacancies here? Contact the Health Promotion Forum to discuss your next job advertisement.

In the news

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

Elder Abuse Awareness Week (15th to 22th June 2017)

The theme of this year’s campaign is ‘Elder Abuse Hits Close to Home’. Did you know that more than three-quarters of alleged abusers are family members? Age Concern receives more than 2,000 referrals of elder abuse each year. Elder abuse is not okay.

Donate to help end elder abuse in New Zealand.

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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