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Notices from Health Promotion Forum: June 2019

Wednesday, June 26, 2019   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, health promotion, Training, conferences, workshop, Courses

Kia ora and greetings. This month we feature four face-to-face training opportunities in health promotion as well as our recently launched online courses.

We have some exciting news post IUHPE World Conference 2019 so you can learn more about this highly successful event co-hosted by Health Promotion Forum of NZ and the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE).

We share information from our member organisations and, with the membership renewals coming up, invite you to become a valued member of the Health Promotion Forum.

"I am now feeling more confident to demonstrate my ability to solve expected day-to-day challenges in my community with parents and caregivers to improve health equity and the fair distribution of the determinants of health and well-being from government departments." - Ifamale Teisa (past health promotion student).

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.

Certificate of Achievement in Introducing Health Promotion short course

Cost for this course is $512.50 (including GST). Please note T&Cs apply for cancellations and withdrawals.

A limited number of scholarships may be available. Please contact Emma Frost for enquiries (emma[at]

Get enrolment details and more information on the Certificate of Achievement (CoA) short course.

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

"I found the certificate course really helpful as someone who had only been in public health for a few months. It helped me to ‘bed in’ concepts and terminology that I’d heard throughout my entry into the PHU I work for." - Abraham Larsen.

Auckland short course

Block One: 9th to 12th July 2019.
Block Two: 6th to 9th August 2019.
Locations: MIT Manukau Campus (for Block One) and Best Western Inn Newmarket (for Block Two).

Wellington short course

Block One: 27th to 30th August 2019.
Block Two: 24th to 27th September 2019.
Location: Sisters of Compassion (Island Bay)

Kaitaia short course

Block One: 3rd to 6th September 2019.
Block Two: 8th to 11th October 2019.
Location: Te Hiku Hauora (6 Redan Road).

Registration will opening soon for this shortcourse.

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 courses 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.

LEAD workshop: Managing and leading community organisations

Leading in a community organisation can be complex. This training programme gives you the skills, knowledge and confidence to manage the people, money, projects, and stakeholders, whilst still driving results. So no more second-guessing yourself!


  • Auckland: 31st July to 2nd August 2019.
  • Whangarei: TBC.

Time: 9am to 4.30pm each day.
Cost: $750 per person plus GST for the workshop only. $1750 per person plus GST for the workshop PLUS 6 months of Mentoring.

Register online for this training programme from the Centre for Not for Profit Governance and Leadership (LEAD).

LEAD is a member organisation of HPF.

National SUDI Prevention Online Training

Tēnā koutou katoa. The National SUDI Prevention Online Training is now available from the Hāpai Te Hauora SUDI Prevention Coordination Service.

Seven training modules are provided and each take approximately 45 to 60 minutes to complete.

There is no cost associated with the training - you will just need to register online and complete the course.

The training covers the following topics:

  • An introduction to SUDI prevention;
  • Connecting and engagement with whānau;
  • Consistent health messaging; and
  • Accumulation of risk factors for SUDI.


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Did you know that HPF members can list your vacancies here?


CAHRE National Symposium 2019

The Centre for Asian and Ethnic Minority Health Research (CAHRE) at The University of Auckland invites abstracts for its National Symposium 2019 on the theme: Intersectionality and Inequality: Rethinking Asian and Ethnic Minority Health.

Date: Thursday 12th September 2019.
Location: University of Auckland.
Cost: Early bird is $115 per person (otherwise $135). Student early bird is $46 per person (otherwise $57.50).

The symposium is a one-day event open to academics and researchers, policymakers and service managers, community practioners and students who work in or are interested in AEM health.

Find out more about the CAHRE National Symposium 2019, including how to register. Early bird discounted registration closes on 10th August 2019.

Contact Rachel Simon-Kumar or Roshini Peiris-John with CAHRE 2019 enquiries (cahre2019[at]

University of Auckland is a member of HPF.

23rd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion

International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE), the Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand (HPF), and their partners were pleased to host this important global public health event in April 2019, and welcome the health promotion community to Rotorua, Aotearoa New Zealand.

The aim of the IUHPE 2019 was to provide an unparalleled opportunity to demonstrate the contribution of health promotion to the health of the planet and humanity, the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to acknowledge the way SDGs contribute to improvements in health and wellbeing.

IUHPE and the HPF thank everyone for their dedication throughout the three years of producing this conference and for the continuing efforts to allow its legacy to live on. All the positive feedback received from delegates is for you.

All the exchanges during the conference and the publication of the legacy documents are not an end in themselves: IUHPE and the HPF will strive to disseminate all products of the conference widely, continue the discussion on the key issues they address and move towards an implementation plan. We welcome all contributions to be successful in this path. Let us know how we can work together. 

Check out the IUHPE World Conference website for resources, legacy documents and more information. Watch this space for HPF's Youtube channel launch which will include conference videos.

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!

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

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