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Notices from Health Promotion Forum: July 2018

Wednesday, July 25, 2018   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, health promotion, Training, maori, pacific, health determinants, conferences, workshop

Kia ora and greetings.

At the Health Promotion Forum excitement is mounting as the IUHPE 2019 Conference draws nearer. Find out more in the article below and also check out the latest training on offer. Secure your place on the CoA shortcourse being held in Auckland and Wellington. We'll have more workforce development opportunities being announced soon so WATCH THIS SPACE.

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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.

Wellington Shortcourse

Block One: Tuesday 4th to Friday 7th September 2018.
Block Two: Tuesday 2nd to Friday 5th October 2018.
Location: Te Aroha Clubrooms (148 Whites Line East, Lower Hutt).

Registrations online now for this Wellington shortcourse.

Auckland Shortcourse

Block One: Tuesday 16th to Friday 19th October 2018.
Block Two: Tuesday 13th to Friday 16th November 2018.
Location: Quality Hotel Parnell (10 Gladstone Road, Parnell).

Registrations online now for this Auckland shortcourse.

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.

Contact HPF if you would like this workshop to be 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 them 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.

This course will be offered again in the next six months after a very well received workshop in June 2018.

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.


Check out the latest job listings on the HPF website.

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

NZ College of Public Health Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting and Workshop

You and your colleagues are invited to register for the NZ College of Public Health Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) and Workshop.

Dates: Wednesday 19th to Friday 21st September 2018.
Location: The James Cook Hotel (Wellington).

Find out more information about the NZ College of Public Health Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, including how to register.

The ASM is open to all those who are interested in public health or interested in public health medicine as a career.

Find out more about careers in public health medicine.

In the news

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

IUHPE 2019 updates

IUHPE 2019 (7th to 11th April 2019) will be an invaluable forum for those in health promotion to exchange knowledge and build networks, in order to:

  • share strategies, policies, and practices;
  • present results and assess progress;
  • influence and bring about positive change; and
  • promote health and equity amongst all people.

The call for Abstracts is still open for the 23rd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion.

Have you started thinking about how you can contribute to these discussions? The Deadline for abstract submission is closing soon! You have little over a month left to contribute to scientific knowledge and discussion on the sub-themes of the Conference.

Visit the IUHPE website for more information on the abstract submission process. The deadline to submit an abstract is Friday 31st August 2018.


Follow the IUHPE2019 Conference on Facebook.

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Get more information on the IUHPE2019 conference.

Global Health Promotion: tell us how you read!

IUHPE is in the process of introducing some changes to Global Health Promotion and we would like to learn more about how you read the journal and how you use it in your work. In particular, we are looking into the possibility of making the journal available online only.

Answer 3 quick questions on the Global Health Promotion journal.

Your contribution helps determine the choices IUHPE makes for the future of Global Health Promotion.

Latest Hauora Newsletter out now!

Have you got your copy of the Winter 98th edition of the Hauora Newsletter?

Subscribe to the Hauora newsletter on the HPF website. Contact HPF for a copy of the latest newsletter. 

Health Promoting in PIPIWAI

Hemmi Nai Tairua and Tihema Takena Wihongi are holding a Reunion Celebration at Pipiwai, Tau Henare Marae 31st December 2018 to 3rd Jan 2019 and invite you to have a health stall throughout this event.

Contact Jenny Columbus to express your interest and for more details (jcolumbus[at]

HPF Membership

Call us 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!

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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