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Notices from Health Promotion Forum: January 2020

Wednesday, January 22, 2020   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, Training, health promotion

Kia ora and happy New Year. Welcome to the first notice for 2020! Our team is back in full-swing, after a restful holiday spent with whanau and friends over the festive season, and ready to tackle the challenges of this year which is already looking to be a busy and productive one.

As always training is one of our top priorities and the Certificate of Achievement (CoA) Course, as well as workshop dates, for this year have been confirmed. Spots are already being snapped up so enquire now at the email below if you're interested.

Don't forget we also run online courses in health promotion. Affordable and completed at your own pace this is your opportunity to access professional development "at the touch of a button".

There are some exciting developments on the horizon including the change-over to a new membership management system soon, that will improve and streamline our service to members. Watch this space.

Email Emma Frost to make sure you're subscribed to receive this monthly notice and event invitations (emma[at]

Certificate of Achievement (CoA) schedule for 2020

“I know what I have learned will benefit me for my whanau, for my community, my iwi and my hapu." - Christopher Te Wake, Hokianga Health Enterprise Trust

Two other courses will also be run in May and June - locations to be confirmed.

Find out more about the Certificate of Achievement course.

Wellington shortcourse

Block 1: Tuesday 25th to Friday 28th February 2020.
Block 2: Tuesday 24th to Friday 27th March 2020.
Location: Sisters of Compassion (2 Rhine Street, Island Bay).

Find out more about this Wellington shortcourse, including costs and how to register

Auckland shortcourse

Block 1: Tuesday 19th to Friday 22nd May 2020.
Block 2: Tuesday 23rd to Friday 26th June 2020.
Location: TBA.

Workshops schedule for 2020

Locations are yet to be confirmed for this workshops.

Maori Health Promotion

  • Friday 13th March 2020; and
  • Friday 29th May 2020.

Pacific Health Promotion

  • Friday 20th March 2020; and
  • Friday 15th May 2020.

Online Courses

Four online courses are available:

  1. Determinants of Health.
  2. Stream One: Mainstream Health Promotion.
  3. Stream Two: Maori Health Promotion.
  4. Pasifika Health Promotion.

Find out more about the Health Promotion Forum's online training options or contact Emma Frost (emma[at] or 09 300 3071).

Read Trevor Simpson's article on the importance of training.

Flexible study option on public health and health promotion

Looking to gain a qualification while still being able to work? If you're interested in working with organisations that enable individuals, groups and communities reach their health potential then the NZ Certificate in Public Health and Health Promotion Level 5 could be for you.

Manukau Institute of Technology offers this 60-credit, NZQA-accredited, qualification as an entry-level study option or as a career or degree level pathway. Next intake begins 10th February 2020.

Find out more about the Certificate in Public Health and Health Promotion from the Manakau Institute of Technology or contact programme leader Beverley O’Loughlin for more information (beverley.o’loughlin[at]

Summer school's around the corner

If you’re interested in a day of professional development or updating on topical issues in health then get in quick because the popular Otago Summer School is just around the corner.

The school is now the largest and longest running summer school of its type in the Southern Hemisphere and has an outstanding line-up of 32 courses, including 14 new ones.

HPF’s Executive Director Sione Tu’itahi will also be presenting at the Pacific Introduction to Pacific Healthcourse to be held in Wellington on Feb 10 and for the first time in Auckland on Feb 14. The course is coordinated by HPF's Dr Viliami Puloka and Dr Moira Smith.

View brief descriptions of all the courses available at the Public Health Summer School.

View full course descriptions for the 2020 Public Health Summer School, as well as how to register.


Don't forgot if you're a member we can advertise YOUR jobs. Contact HPF for more information (09 300 3071 or emma[at]

Latest issue of Global Health Promotion now online!

The editorial "Leadership for planetary health and sustainable development – health promotion community capacities for working with indigenous peoples in the application of indigenous knowledge" was written by Mihi Ratima, Taumata Associates, Aotearoa/New Zealand, and a member of GHP’s Editorial Board.

This issue also includes a brief report on IUHPE 2019 - further highlighting the role of its legacy documents as a call for action by the health promotion community.

View IUHPE 2019 legacy documents.

We want your feedback

We are continuously striving to ensure the needs of our members are met and that our work continues to be of value and relevance. 

We would love to hear from you, our valued members, about how HPF can profile your organisation, upskill your workforce, or simply share your health promotion success stories?

If you have a story idea you would like us to share just pop a message to Lavinia Ngatoko at

Also just a quick reminder to renew your membership (if you have not already) and take advantage of the discounted rates for workshops.

A limited number of scholarships (criteria may apply) are on offer for the Certificate of Achievement (CoA) Course.

Renew your HPF membership online now.

Healthy Christchurch Champions

  • Canterbury District Health Board
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ngai Tahu
  • NZ Police
  • Pegasus Health
  • University of Otago, Christchurch