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Notices from the Health Promotion Forum: February 2020

Wednesday, February 26, 2020   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, Training, health promotion

Kia ora and greetings. It's hard to believe we're already into the tail-end of February and another leap year has come round again.

As always training is our top priority and our course and workshop dates have been set with the first Certificate of Achievement (CoA) Course for the year starting in Wellington next week. It's not too late to register, see details below.

This year HPF is also leading the development of an accreditation framework for health promoters and providers in New Zealand, which will boost the effectiveness of health promotion in this country.

February is also an ideal month to reflect on your overall wellbeing and lifestyle - as not only is it Heart Awareness month but it's Fizz Free Whanau month as well.

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

Certificate of Achievement (CoA) in Introducing Health Promotion: Register now!

This fun interactive short course relates theory to students’ own experiences, knowledge and skills. It introduces students to the principles, concepts and practice of health promotion and is jointly offered by Manukau Institute of Technology and the Health Promotion Forum.

“This (course) has been such an amazing journey and I have learned so much ... doing the role plays, the interaction just helped it all sink in for me.”- Chanel Roberts

Read more about the Certificate of Achievement in Introducing Health Promotion.

Christchurch shortcourse

Block 1: Tuesday 19th to Friday 22nd May 2020.
Block 2: Tuesday 23rd to Friday 26th June 2020.
Location: Leinster Chambers Boardroom at ScreenSouth Ltd (249 Papanui Road, Merivale).

Other training workshops and courses

Maori Health Promotion

  • Thursday 2nd April 2020 - Hamilton; and
  • Friday 29th May 2020 - location TBC.

Pacific Health Promotion

  • Friday 3rd April 2020 - location TBC (note date change); and
  • Friday 15th May 2020 - location TBC.

Online Courses

  • Determinants of Health; and
  • Stream One: Mainstream Health Promotion.

Accreditation framework  to enhance health promotion in NZ

HPF is leading the development of an accreditation framework for health promoters and providers in New Zealand - to further enhance the efficacy of health promotion.

An important part of this process is the establishment of a national accreditation organisation (NAO), under the global accreditation framework of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE).

Get a full overview of the DRAFT New Zealand Health Promotion Professional Standards.

Find out more about the proposed accreditation framework.

New management system to benefit members

We’re excited to announce that HPF will soon be changing over to a new membership management system that will boost and streamline our service to you our valued members.

The system has a number of benefits and is designed to allow you to take a more interactive role by updating your own information, view upcoming HPF events and other activities. WATCH THIS SPACE!!!

Faze out the fizz

Fizz Free Whanau campaign issued the challenge to give up sugary drinks this month, and choose water as the first choice of beverage.

It's not too late to take up the challenge - not just this month but beyond and not only improve your health, but also help support healthy environments through waste reduction.

We welcome your 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. 

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. Send a story idea you would like us to share to Lavinia Ngatoko (lavinia[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 Health Promotion Forum membership.

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