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Notices from Health Promotion Forum: January 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, Training, health promotion, public health, conference, Courses, vacancies

Kia ora and greetings

Are you ready to put a qualification to your health promotion experience OR are you considering a career change?

HPF has 25 years’ experience in offering training to meet the needs of a range of communities, programmes and service providers.

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?

The Certificate of Achievement in Introducing Health Promotion (CoA) 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. Register NOW to secure your place on the next short course for 2018.

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.

A limited number of scholarships are available for this course. Contact Emma Frost for a scholarship application (emma[at]

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.

Thames Shortcourse

Block One: Tuesday 20th to Friday 23rd February 2018.
Block Two: Tuesday 20th to Friday 23rd March 2018.
Location: Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki.

Contact Debbie Petersen for registration details (debbie.petersen[at]

Auckland Shortcourse

Block One: Tuesday 17th to Friday 20th April 2018.
Block Two: Tuesday 15th to Friday 18th May 2018.
Location: Manukau Institute of Technology South Campus (Newbury Street, Otara).

Registrations will open soon for this Auckland shortcourse.

Determinants of Health

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; and
  • 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; and
  • 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.

Public Health Leadership Programme 2018

This programme is funded by the Ministry of Health. It has been developed by Catapult (leadership and organizational performance specialists) and Quigley and Watts (public health specialists) following extensive consultation with the sector.

The Programme will be only be offered twice in 2018 - one in Wellington and one in Auckland:

  • Programme 1 (Wellington): 20th to 21st June, 22nd to 23rd August, and 31st October to 1st November 2018.
  • Programme 2 (Auckland): 27th to 28th June, 29th to 30th August, and 7th to 8th November 2018.

Anyone working in the public health sector may apply for a place on the programme. Places are limited to 36 in total. Applicants not previously accepted are encouraged to apply again.

Get more more information on the Public Health Leadership Programme 2018, including application criteria, programme dates and online applications.

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 2nd February 2018.

University of Otago Wellington Summer School 2018

Featured symposium: Managing Public Health Consequences of Natural Hazards and Disasters

Do you have a role in reducing the impacts of natural hazards and disasters in NZ? Floods, earthquakes, fire? Are you familiar with the UN Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction?

Register now for this Public Health Summer School symposium. One day with many key experts including members of the NZ delegation to the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction.

The top two global targets of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction are reducing mortality from disasters, and reducing numbers of people affected by injury, disease or wider long term issues such as psychosocial wellbeing. This symposium will cover topics such as:

  • The public and environmental health consequences of hazard events;
  • NZ’s health emergency framework;
  • The NZ hazardscape and hazard warning systems;
  • Looking after vulnerable populations; and
  • Learning lessons from recent flood events.

This symposium will be presented by experts from the Ministry of Health, NIWA and the Joint Centre for Disaster Research (Massey University and GNS Science) and the University of Otago, Wellington.

Date: Friday 23rd February 2018.
Location: University of Otago, Wellington (Mein Street, Newtown).

Contact Lesley Gray for more information on this Managing Public Health Consequences of Natural Hazards and Disasters symposium (lesley.gray[at]

Find out more University of Otago Wellington Summer School.

Health Communications Media Workshop

This workshop is for people working in the health sector in health promotion and in clinical primary, tertiary and public health roles. The workshop gives participant valuable skills, insights and tools intended to improve communications practice and understanding of your target audiences.

There are two confirmed dates for this workshop in Auckland in 2018:

  • Thursday 1st to Friday 2nd March 2018; and
  • Thursday 26th to Friday 27th April 2018.

Find out more about this Health Communications Media Workshop. You can also email Amenes Media for more information (hello[at]

These workshop are run by Amenes Media who lead a series of interactive media and communication workshops to boost the skills and confidence of people working in health, science, environment, community and government relations.


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

Contact HPF to discuss your next job advertisement.

Communications Adviser at Health Promotion Forum

Are you a powerful communicator in the health promotion and social service sector? Are you competent in news and social media writing? Do you know the major health challenges that New Zealand and the world are facing today? If you said yes to the questions above, the Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand (HPF) needs you.

The HPF wishes to recruit a permanent part-time communications advisor (0.4 FTE) to lead the communicating of knowledge, news and information to the health promotion sector and the general public.

The HPF is a national umbrella organisation for the discipline of health promotion in Aotearoa New Zealand. It also plays a leading role in the development of health promotion at the regional and international level. For example, HPF co-hosts the World Health Promotion conference in Rotorua (7th to 11th April 2019).

Send your application, with CV attached to Emma Frost at HPF by 25th January 2018 (emma[at] A job description is available by request from Emma.

Planetary Wellbeing Network Coordinator

The newly formed Planetary Wellbeing Network (PWN), which currently consists of key people from the Public Health Association, the Health Promotion Forum, and the Prior Policy Centre.

The Network is seeking a Coordinator to play a central role in implementing their innovative approach to public health and health promotion. This approach addresses the realities of health and wellbeing in the 21st century, with its unique challenges (of which climate change is just one), and seeks to develop new and exciting ways aimed at reinvigorating the fields of public health and health promotion.

The Network is committed to an holistic and ecological approach, with the term “wellbeing” indicating that their concerns are more than just with physical disease -  their methods are positive, strength-building, people-centred, environmentally aware, and deeply honouring of culture, diversity, equality and sustainability.

There is only sufficient funding initally for about one day a week for upwards of a year. But part of the role will be to assist the PWN to persuade funders to contribute to this innovative enterprise - so that this role will grow and survive accordingly.

This position is based in Auckland, and is for someone who:

  • has a passion for public health and/or health promotion;
  • is flexible and creative, and
  • loves new ideas.

It would probably best suit a postgraduate PhD student or similar in public health or health promotion, or someone who has experience in these areas and needs a part-time job. The initial work involves helping to develop presentations and proposals aimed at fund-raising and publicity. The job also involves assisting with the development and implementation of a strategic plan for the PWN, designing a social media-based communications approach to support and encourage a growing network of people interested in this approach, and (in due course) participating in the establishment of one or more evaluated community and policy development demonstration projects designed to illustrate PWN principles in action.

The job is based at the Health Promotion Forum office (Grafton Road, Auckland). The Forum have kindly provided a hot desk and administrative support for this position, with the Coordinator directly responsible to the PWN via a small management group. However the applicant can also choose to work at home for at least some of the time if that suits better. Time may also need to be spent networking in community settings.

Remuneration is negotiable according to qualifications and experience, but is in the order of $40 to $70 an hour - on the basis of seven or so hours a week initially for about 10 months.

Applications for this role close on Wednesday 28th February 2018.

Contact Emma Frost at HPF for further information on this Planetary Wellbeing Network role (emma[at]

Health Improvement Advisor (Health Promoting Schools)

Are you passionate about improving health and educational outcomes for children? Toi Te Ora Public Health have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and skilled person to join their Health Improvement Team. 

This highly skilled and passionate team strives to make a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of communities within the beautiful Bay of Plenty and Lakes region through creating supportive environments that make the healthy choice the easy choice. This is full-time role (80 hours per fornight) ideally based in Whakatane.

The key focus of this role includes facilitating Health Promoting Schools which is an approach based on the understanding that health and education are inextricably linked. You will utilise a community development approach through this role and work closely with principals, school leaders and Communities of Learning - Kahui Ako.  This is an exciting time for Health Promoting Schools with a recent report showing the positive impact it is having on student educational outcomes.

You will need to be skilled at developing effective relationships and working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders and passionate about improving population health and educational outcomes to be successful in this role. An understanding of the Eastern Bay of Plenty and knowledge of the education sector will be an advantage.

A relevant qualification and experience in education and/or public health is preferred. Improving Maori health is a key priority for Toi Te Ora therefore experience in this area would set you apart. You will be team orientated, adaptable, have a high level of computer literacy and excellent communication skills.

Toi Te Ora Public Health is a Gold Accredited WorkWell organisation so provides a supportive working environment for all of their staff.

Apply for this Health Promoting Schools position at Toi te Ora Public Health. Applications closing on Wednesday 7th February 2018.

Find out more about Toi Te Ora Public Health.

In the news

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

From the Executive Director's desk

Happy new year to you all.

We are delighted to share with you that we are making great progress with organising the 2019 World Conference on Health Promotion in Rotorua (7th to 11th April 2019):

  • World experts on planetary health, health promotion, sustainable development have been invited. Many have confirmed.
  • A  highly educational and informative conference programme is shaping up well.
  • The call for your abstracts will be made in March. Be ready to submit!

Find more details on the 2019 World Conference on Health Promotion website.

We wish to invite your organisation to be a member of HPF at this exciting time for health promotion in New Zealand and the world.

For the first time ever, the world health promotion and public health community is coming to Aotearoa.

Join HPF now and learn from co-workers around the world when they come to learn from us next year.

Sione Tu’itahi
Executive Director

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.

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.

Final word

Have you remembered to renew your membership? Call HPF today if you would like to join and be part of a progressive organization leading health promotional locally, regionally, nationally and internationally!

Become a member of HPF and take advantage of:

  • discounts on workshops;
  • HPF course scholarships (conditions apply);
  • training benefits; and
  • much more.

Check out the HPF Calendar of Events for updates.

The HPF 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.

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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