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Notices from Health Promotion Forum: November 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: health promotion, newsletter, public health, Training, conferences, Professional Development

Kia ora and greetings. As we near the end of another busy year we have a few short notices to provide you before our last notice goes out in December. Happy reading.

Getting ready for 2019? Put Professional Development at the top of your 'to do' list with one of our training programmes. If there's something not covered here, give us a call to discuss how we can tailor a programme to your needs.

Workshops and other training

Certificate of Achievement in Introducing Health Promotion

This shortcourse costs $512.50 including GST per person. Cancellation terms and conditions apply. 

A limited number of scholarships are available for this shortcourse. Contact  Emma for an application (emma[at]

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

Locations and dates for the next round of short courses will be advertised later in the year. Check out the new Level 5 course offered by MIT that follows this Level 4 Certificate.

Find out more about the Certificate of Achievement in Introducing Health Promotion.

Māori Concepts of Health Promotion workshop

The aim of this workshop is to introduce participants to shared understandings of traditional Māori concepts, ideologies and practices in relation to health and wellbeing.  Additionally the workshop will consider how these ideas may be used to inform contemporary approaches to Māori Health Promotion planning, implementation and evaluation.

This programme will provide a basis for discussion in terms of what constitutes a well Māori community and whether traditional knowledge has the potential to elevate Māori health status and improve Māori health outcomes.

Contact us to discuss options if you would like this workshop run in your region.

Pacific Health Promotion workshop

The aim of this workshop is to equip senior Pasifika health promoters and community leaders with the knowledge and tools that will enable to address the onslaught of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and work with the strengths, potentials and aspirations of Pasifika families and communities to advance spiritually, mentally, socially, economically and culturally.

The workshop traces the history of 'Pacific health promotion' in Aotearoa New Zealand and discusses how determinants of health can be addressed to produce health equity, wellbeing and success for Pacific peoples.

This workshop is primarily designed for Pacific health workers, Pacific community workers, and Pacific community leaders. Non-Pacific health workers that are working with Pacific communities are encouraged to join this workshop.

Determinants of Health - online course

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 course costs $99 including GST and you will receive a certificate of accomplishment on completion.

Find out more about this online Determinants of Health course.

MIT Certificate in Public Health and Health Promotion Level 5

  • Passionate about the community health?
  • Want to promote health equity?
  • Looking to gain a qualification whilst still being able to work?

The NZ Certificate in Public Health and Health Promotion Level 5 could be for you if you are interested in working with organisations that enable individuals, groups and whole communities to reach their health potential then.

Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) offers this NZQA accredited 60 credit qualification as an entry level study option or as a career or degree level pathway.

See MIT website for further details and online application process, or contact Beverley O’Loughlin for more information (beverley.o’loughlin[at]

University of Otago Public Health Summer School

The 2019 programme is now open for registration!

Take a look at the very exciting 2019 Public Health Summer School programme, if you are interested in a day of professional development or updating on topical issues in health.

There are courses and symposia for everyone including 16 new courses and 14 of the most popular core topics.

Dates: Monday 11th February to Friday 1st March 2019.
Course length: 1 to 4 days
Location: University of Otago, Wellington campus.

View a flyer on the University of Otago Public Health Summer School for a summary of all the courses available.

Register or find our more about the available course on the Public Health Summer School website.

Remember to act quickly to receive a 25 percent earlybird discount. Many courses have limited numbers so don’t miss out… register now!

Also on offer are a limited number of Maori/Pacific Scholarships. See the Public Health Summer School website for more information.

Job Vacancies

As a Member of the Health Promotion Forum, advertise your job vacancies here for free. Contact Emma at HPF for details (emma[at]

Systems Innovator at Healthy Families Waitakere

Three new roles with the Health Families Waitakere team are being advertised. One of these roles is for a Systems Innovator - Pacific for the Waitakere region.

Chief Executive Officer at Public Health Association

View this vacancy through the following links:

In the news

IUHPE 2019 Updates

Early bird registration ends soon!

Dates: 7th to 11th April 2019.

Submissions are closed! Proposals from around the world and in all official languages of the conference – English, French, Spanish and Māori – were received for IUHPE 2019. 

The members of the Global Scientific Committee and nominated reviewers considered every submission against the following criteria:

  • Originality and creativity;
  • Clarity of content;
  • Contribution to knowledge / evidence for promoting health and equity; and
  • Relevance to the theme and sub-theme of the Conference.

The Global Scientific Committee worked very hard during the “Marathon Meeting” from 8th to 12th October to create a great programme from all the submissions received for IUHPE 2019. The “Marathon Meeting” follows an artisanal approach: final decision on approval, the matchmaking of presentations, the selection of slots, the sequence of sessions are not chosen by key words and algorithms. Everything is carefully thought through so the world health promotion community can benefit from the richest and most engaging conference possible!

Get regular updates on the IUHPE Conference on:

Global Health Promotion: September Issue

The September issue of GHP is online now!

This edition’s editorial is entitled “Beating non-communicable diseases equitably – let’s get serious" was written by Trevor Shilton (IUHPE Vice President for Partnerships and Institutional Affairs) and Graham Robertson (IUHPE President).

Learn more about "Beating NCDs equitably - Ten system requirements for health promotion and the primary prevention of NCDs" - the position statement under discussion.

Tertiary Wellbeing in Aotearoa New Zealand (TWANZ)

The tertiary wellbeing network is open to anyone interested in wellbeing within the tertiary setting and the Translation Guide is unique as it is the only culturally competent document to guide the implementation of an international charter.

Contact Emma at HPF for a copy (emma[at]

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

Download your copy of Promoting Health in Aotearoa NZ.

HPF Membership

Call HPF today if you would like to join and be part of a progressive organization leading health promotion 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

For more news and information, check out the:

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

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