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Notices from the Health Promotion Forum: July 2020

Wednesday, July 22, 2020   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, health promotion, webinar, forum

Kia ora and greetings. As HPF celebrates Matariki and, welcomes in the New Year we are pleased to announce that we will be launching a new series of webinars from next month.

These webinars follow a series of webinars HPF converted from our face-to-face workshops during Covid-19 and to which the response was overwhelming! The webinars will cover Maori, Pacific and international topics as well as health promotion tools and resources. 

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

And remember we want to promote our members' work, we want to tell your stories, promote your events/courses and advertise any vacancies you may have in health promotion in our notice/newsletter and social media platforms.  We will be in touch with you shortly with more details.

Be sure to check our Facebook page and website for regular updates on these webinars and topical stories and messages. And remember to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest webinars and other videos.

Watch this space: New webinars

HPF’s workshops for the professional development of your staff will come to you from next month in the form of webinars.

The first webinar - “Key aspects of effective Maori Health Promotion - tools to help us improve Maori health outcomes” will be held on Monday 24th August 2020 from 11am to 12.30pm. A panui will be sent out soon with registration details, costs and more details.

Topics, dates and times for the webinars - which will be offered at reasonable rates - will soon be made available.

Go to our YouTube channel

Several of HPF’s webinars are now available on HPF’s YouTube channel, including:

  • COVID-19 level 1: Navigating the Future of Health Promotion;
  • Fonua Ola and COVID-19: A health promotion way of building the capacity of Pacific families; and
  • Health promoting ways of building family and whanau capacity against COVID-19 and beyond.

Subscribe to the HPF YouTube channel.

Protect our planet

HPF is encouraging ‘grassroots groups’ from around the world and NZ to join the ‘People-Planet-Health’ project on which our Executive Director, Sione Tu’itahi serves as an advisory group member.

The project was launched this month by the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE).

Find out more about the People-Planet-Health project.

Invite to e-Forum

Health Coalition Aotearoa's Prevention e-Forum will be held on 18th and 19th August 2020 from 9am to noon. You or your organisation need to be a member of the Coalition to participate.

Find out how to become a member of Health Coalition Aotearoa - either as an individual or an organisation.

Register to attend the Health Coalition Aotearoa Prevention e-Forum.

Interview with Sir Michael Marmot

Don't miss HPF's Hauora e-newsletter in September which will feature an interview with Sir Michael Marmot - a leading global advocate for action on the social determinants of health and health inequalities.

Sir Michael is Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London and the Director of The UCL Institute of Health Equity.

Watch Sir Michael Marmot's presentation at IUHPE2019.

HPF Membership details

Thank you to everyone who has renewed their membership and for your patience with the 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 and webinars and exclusive access to any webinars for a limited time on YouTube;
  • HPF course scholarships (conditions apply);
  • Gain knowledge and skills for the on-going professional development of your staff; and much more!

Apply to become a member of the Health Promotion Forum.

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, especially during the current situation.

Get more information on the Certificate of Achievement (CoA).

Find out about upcoming workshops, which will be converted to webinars next month.

Email Lavinia Ngatoko (lavinia[at] or Emma (emma[at] if you have a job vacancy, courses, workshops or a major event coming up.