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Notices from the Health Promotion Forum: April 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, Training, health promotion, conferences, resources

Kia ora and greetings. As winter settles in we hope you are keeping warm and well!

Have you checked out our new online courses yet? Three streams of learning take you through Pacific, Maori and Mainstream health promotion.

  • Stream One is Mainstream Health Promotion (MSHP). It focuses on Western or European health promotion.
  • Maori Health Promotion is the second stream, and it focuses on Maori Health Promotion (MHP).
  • The third stream is Pacific Health Promotion which focuses on Pacific Health Promotion (PHP).

It is envisaged that other streams may be included in the future. The level in each stream indicates the level of knowledge you can learn in each course – starting from an introductory and basic knowledge at level one to an advanced knowledge at level three.  At present, we only have level one courses in the three streams. We will advise you when courses at level two and level three will be added in future. 

"There can be no more important task for those concerned with the health of the population than to reduce health inequalities." - Michael Marmot, health promoter

So what are you waiting for? Just one touch of a button away to complete this course!

Our monthly notice provides information on upcoming workshops, courses and events. Make sure you're subscribed so you can take advantage of our special offers and updates.

Check out the Health Promotion Forum website for more updates and Rongo korero/news.

An accreditation framework led by the Health Promotion Forum (HPF) to make health promotion a formal professional practice is on its way.

Upcoming Workshop: Pasifika Health Promotion in Whakatane

Date: Friday 29th May 2019.
Location: To be advised.
Cost: $76.50 for members and $125 for non-members.

Register online for this Pasifika Health Promotion workshop.

This 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.

The aim 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, socially, economically and culturally.

Health Promotion Forum Online Courses

These online courses are for your continuous professional development (CPD).  If you are already working in the field of health promotion or public health, these courses will further enhance your knowledge and skills. The courses are also designed to enable those who are new to health promotion and public health to be able to learn new knowledge and skills.

Find out more about the new online course from the Health Promotion Forum. All of the courses are now live! 

On completion of the online health promotion workshops you will receive a certificate of accomplishment.

Streams One, Two and Three are $69 per person including GST for each course. The Determinants of Health course is $99 per person including GST.

Stream One: Mainstream Health Promotion (MSHP) - Course 1 Level 1 (C1L1)

What is health promotion? This course is the best place to start your learning of health promotion if you are new to it.

Stream Two: Māori Health Promotion - Course Two, Level One (C2L1)

In completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Define Māori health promotion;
  • Identify and describe at least one Māori model of health promotion; and
  • Describe four core values that strengthen Māori health promotion.

Stream Three: Pasifika Health Promotion - Course Three, Level One (C3L1)

In completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Define Pasifika health promotion;
  • Outline the history of Pasifika health promotion and its development in New Zealand; and
  • Describe how Pacific people's health is being advanced through health promotion.

Determinants of Health

Use TED talks and resources to help you explore the topic further through online activities with other participants.

This workshop is delivered in 4 sections:

  • Introduction;
  • Housing and Education as examples of social determinants of health;
  • Equity; and
  • Health promotion actions.


IUHPE 2019: What a week!

IUHPE2019 attracted 1200 delegates from around the world. From the opening ceremony to the closing speeches the conference was exceptional for its broad perspective combining human health with planetary health, sustainability, indigenous viewpoints, inequity and economic inequality.

The speakers and depth and breadth of the plenary and sub-plenary sessions, masterclasses and workshops were outstanding. Delegates tweeted furiously throughout the event and the conference ranked third on NZ Twitter.

A call for immediate action to secure planetary health and sustainable development was made at the end of the conference - for now and for the sake of future generations.

The call was made in the Rotorua and the Indigenous legacy statements. It was stressed that urgent action was paramount because of mounting evidence that the current economic and social development paradigm of infinite growth and endless exploitation of limited natural resources was unjust and unsustainable, leading to inequities within and among countries and across generations.

An A to Z Guide is available on the Māori Health website

The A to Z Guide is a tool designed to help you locate research literature on Māori health topics.

The A to Z guide will provide you with direct access to over 750 articles on specific Māori health topics featured in Māori Health Review and other Ministry of Health publications.

Promoting Health In Aotearoa New Zealand

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


Become a member of the Health Promotion Forum of NZ now!

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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

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