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Notices from Health Promotion Forum: April 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: health determinants, newsletter, maori, Training, conferences, health promotion

Kia ora and greetings

We hope this finds everyone warm and well. This month's notice highlights two training events. The popular Māori Concepts of Health Promotion workshop is being held in two locations - Wairoa and Blenheim. Places are limited and Wairoa is filling fast. REGISTER now to avoid disappointment.

We've secured a venue for Blenheim and looking forward to engaging with you and your organization on understanding traditional Māori concepts, ideologies and practices in relation to health and wellbeing.

Māori Concepts of Health Promotion workshop

This workshop aims 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 with the recent developments in relation to Whānau Ora such as what constitutes a well Māori community and whether traditional knowledge has the potential to elevate Māori health status and improve Māori health outcomes.

Find out more about Whānau Ora tool.

Blenheim workshop

Date: Friday 1st June 2018.
Time: 9.30am to 3.30pm.
Location: St John Marlborough (93 Seymour Street, Blenheim).
Cost: $76.50 for HPF members, and $125 for non-members.

Register online for this Blenheim workshop.

Tea, coffee and fruit will be available upon arrival and a light lunch will be provided. Please let us know if you have any special dietary or other needs.

Here is some feedback from previus participants:

  • "Very relevant to ourselves, our mahi, community and Māori."
  • "Invaluable for myself with limited knowledge of Māori culture.  Invaluable to improve my outcomes in my job."
  • "The workshop and its information portrays the essence of Māori Health."

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
  • 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:

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

Get more details on the Determinants of Health online course.


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.

IUHPE 2019: Call for Abstracts is Open

Kia ora. The Call for Abstracts is now open for the 23rd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion, being held in Rotorua, New Zealand from 7 – 11 April 2019.

We are pleased to offer eight formats for abstract submission and encourage participatory, collaborative and non-traditional submissions.

Find out how to submit an abstract for the IUHPE2019 conference. The deadline to submit an abstract is Friday 31st August 2018.

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.

Follow the IUHPE2019 Conference on Facebook.

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Get more information on the IUHPE2019 conference.

Alcohol-related Submissions

On behalf of Alcohol Watch and Hāpai te Hauora - don't forget the closing dates for the submissions:

  • Wednesday 25th April: Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Renewal of Licences) Amendment Bill.
  • Monday 30th April: The Tax Working Group call for submissions.
  • End of May (date TBC): The Mental Health and Addictions Inquiry.

HPF Membership

Call us 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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