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Notices from the Health Promotion Forum: October 2020

Wednesday, October 21, 2020   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, health promotion, Training, vacancies

Kia ora and fakalofa lahi atu. As we wind down from what was indeed an exciting and unprecedented General Election we can now start looking forward to springing into Summer.

And what better way to start getting Summer-ready then by building some healthy habits and taking up the 'Switch to Water' challenge next month and make water your drink of choice for 30 days.

We also celebrate Niuean Language Week which has the theme ‘Faliki e tau momoui he tau atuhau ke he Vagahau Niue ’ which means, “Lay the foundations - give rise to Vagahau Niue for generations". This year’s theme reminds us of the need to not only respect and treasure our languages and cultures but to work daily to ensure the foundation remains strong for generations to come.

On the training front, HPF remains committed to your ongoing professional development, with a series of online monthly workshops and the Certificate of Achievement in Introducing Health Promotion (CoA) dates confirmed next month.

Our AGM on 12th November will be held online for the first time - if you haven't heard!

HPF's online courses are also just a click away - on Determinants,  Māori health promotion, Pasifika health promotion, and mainstream health promotion.

Ensure you're subscribed to receive this monthly notice and event invitations direct to your Inbox. You can also contact Emma by email to subscribe (emma[at]

Professional Development

Certificate of Achievement in Introducing Health Promotion

A special offer: We still have a limited number of scholarships available for the Auckland short course!

Block One Dates: 3rd to 6th November 2020.
Block Two Dates: 1st to 4th December 2020.
Location: Venue to be confirmed.

Learn about the principles, concepts and practice of health promotion.

Contact Emma at HPF for an application form or for more information (emma[at]

Find out more about the Certificate of Achievement in Introducing Health Promotion.

Post-Covid-19: Think Global and act local

Join this discussion on resetting health promotion with an eco-social approach for the health of the planet with presenters.

Date: Wednesday 9th December 2020.
Time: 11am to 12.30pm.

Be sure to keep an eye out for more info on this workshop, as well as registration details on the HPF Facebook page and website. A panui will also be sent out to members as soon as details are confirmed.

Pacific workshop ready to view

'Pacific Health promotion tools to improve Pacific Health' is now available for public viewing on HPF's YouTube channel.

COVID-19 has forced a rethink in the way we approach Pacific health and health promotion. This workshop will help you to add a number of tools, such as Pacific health models, to your Pasifika basket of knowledge

HPF's online workshops have three phases of learning activities

  • Pre-event study and preparation, using resources sent three days prior;
  • Participation in the actual webinar with questions and answers as well as discussion;
  • Participants receive a copy of the powerpoint presentation and other resources used after the webinar, as well as exclusive viewing of the webinar (with your co-workers) for two weeks in our private YouTube channel, before the video is put into our public HPF channel; and
  • Ask follow-up questions to the presenter and/or facilitator during the two weeks after the webinar.

Give feedback on our online workshops or find out more benefits and costs.

Get Involved

Take the plunge: Switch to Water

HPF encourages you to take the step towards better health and wellbeing and join New Zealand Olympian Eliza McCartney by switching to water next month. 

This challenge helps to set a realistic goal to reduce the amount of sugar you consume!

Find out more about the Switch to Water challenge.

Job Vacancy

Health Improvment Advisor at Toi Te Ora Public Health

Are you passionate about improving health and wellbeing and achieving equity through creating a sustainable healthy food system?

Toi Te Ora Public Health (Toi Te Ora) is offering an exciting opportunity for a motivated and multi-skilled public health nutritionist or dietitian to be part of their Health Improvement team.

Applications for the role close on Tuesday 26th October 2020 if you want be part of leading positive change in our communities.

Find out more about this role at Toi Te Ora Public Health, including how to apply.

HPF Membership

Thank you to everyone who has already renewed their membership and for your patience with our new system. If you have any queries or would like to check your membership status please contact

As a member of HPF you can take advantage of these exciting benefits:

  • Discounts on workshops, webinars and other events;
  • Exclusive access to any webinars on our YouTube channel - for a limited time only!
  • HPF scholarships (conditions apply);
  • Gain knowledge and skills for the on-going professional development of your staff from experts in the field of health promotion; and
  • Advertise job vacancies in HPF's monthly notice and website.

Plans to offer more benefits for members, through the new membership system are in progress! Watch this space!

Complete a membership application for the Health Promotion Forum.

HPF welcomes you feedback

Our members are the backbone of HPF and we are continuously striving to ensure the needs of our members are met and that our work continues to be of value and relevance, especially during the current situation.

Find out about HPF workshops that will be converted to webinars from next month.

Contact Lavinia Ngatoko (lavinia[at] if you have any stories about the work or projects you're doing in health promotion that you'd like us to share in our newsletter or other media platforms.

Contact Emma Frost (emma[at] to publicise your job vacancies, courses/ workshops and events in health promotion and public health in the monthly notice.