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Notices from the Health Promotion Forum: August 2020

Wednesday, August 26, 2020   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, health promotion, pacific, maori, webinar, Training, vacancies

Kia ora and greetings. As Auckland enters its second week at alert level 3 and the rest of the nation is at alert level 2, the HPF team would like to assure you we are still in service, and working from home.

The HPF encourages you to mark Conservation Week this week by looking at and connecting with nature through new eyes - to help you boost your health and wellbeing. Being at home does not have to stop you from immersing yourself in nature, whether it be through: visits to your local parks, beaches and waterways, exploring your own backyard or virtually by engaging online via activities or events. Just remember all activities must be done safely and sensibly, and in line with COVID-19 Alert Level rules.
Find out about online activities, events, or competitions available to you.

HPF’s monthly webinars, which will help you add some invaluable tools to your kete, begin from Monday next week. See below for more details.

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]hauora.co.nz).

Professional Development

Pacific approach

COVID-19 is forcing a rethink in the approach to Pacific health and health promotion. HPF's upcoming interactive webinar "Pacific health promotion tools to improve Pacific health outcomes" will help you add a number of tools to your Pasifika basket of knowledge.

Register online for this September webinar on using a Pacific health approach.

Pen in these dates

  • Post-COVID-19: Think Global and act local - Resetting community development with a planetary consciousness in Aotearoa (14th October 2020)
    Join Adjunct Professor John Raeburn (tbc) and HPF Director Sione Tu’itahi for this exciting webinar.
  • Post-COVID-19: Think Global and act local - Resetting health promotion with an eco-social approach for the health of the planet (9th December 2020)
    Join presenters Adjunct Professor Anthony Capon (TBC) and Sione Tu’itahi at this discussion.

Tools for your kete

Put these dates in your diary...

Māori health promotion webinars - Topics to be confirmed

  • Monday 9th November 2020 (11am to 12.30pm);
  • Monday 8th February 2021 (11am to 12.30pm); and
  • Monday 12th April, 2021 (11am to 12.30pm).

Certificate of Achievement in Introducing Health Promotion (CoA) schedule for 2021

  • Tuesday 16th to Friday 19th February 2021 (Block 1) and Tuesday 16th to Friday 19th March (lock 2); or
  • Tuesday 20th to Friday 23rd April 2021 (Block 1) and Tuesday 18th to Friday 21st May 2021 (Block 2); or
  • Tuesday 8th to Friday 11th June 2021 (Block 1) and Tuesday 6th to Friday 9th July 2021 (Block 2).

Get more information on this HPF short course. These dates are tentative.

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 last month by the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE).

Visit the People-Planet-Health project website for more information.

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 emma@hauora.co.nz

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.

Job Vacancies

Māori Public Health Promoter at Hāpai Te Hauora

This is an opportunity to join the team at the largest Māori public health organisation in Aotearoa. You will be joining a team committed to supporting whānau, hapū and iwi to determine and achieve wellbeing.

The role of the Māori Public Health Promoter is to effectively execute community level Public Health Advocacy and to support the delivery of the Māori Public Health Leadership contracts, particularly across our four issue areas:

  • Māori Public Health Leadership – strengthening public health action through leadership, innovation and whanaungatanga;
  • Tobacco Harm Reduction – reducing harms and inequities associated to tobacco use;
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Harm Reduction – reducing harms and inequities associated to alcohol and other drug use;
  • Nutrition & Physical Activity – reducing inequities associated to poor nutrition and lack of physical activity.

Hāpai Te Hauora Tapui Ltd has a tripartite ownership model comprising shareholders Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua, TeWhānau o Waipereira Trust and Raukura Hauora o Tainui. Established 31 December 1995 as a policy initiative of the Northern Regional Health Authority, Hāpai has a mandate from its shareholders to plan, deliver, evaluate and coordinate services within the area of Māori health.

Through Hāpai’s ownership structure, they cover a large geographical area including the Ngati Whātua and Tainui iwi boundaries and a diverse population comprising of urban and rural Māori communities. Based on the successful delivery of key national contracts, in recent years Hāpai has developed a track record delivering for whānau across Aotearoa and is now the biggest Māori public health organisation delivering services nation-wide.

Send your CV and Cover letter to hauora[at]hapai.co.nz to apply for this job. Applications close on Sunday 13th September 2020.

Māori Public Health Policy Analyst at Hāpai Te Hauora

This is an opportunity to join the team at the largest Māori public health organisation in Aotearoa. You will be joining a team committed to supporting whānau, hapū and iwi to determine and achieve wellbeing.

This role will provide Regional Māori Public Health policy analysis support across our four issue areas:

  • Māori Public Health Leadership – strengthening public health action through leadership, innovation and whanaungatanga
  • Tobacco Harm Reduction – reducing harms and inequities associated to tobacco use
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Harm Reduction – reducing harms and inequities associated to alcohol and other drug use
  • Nutrition & Physical Activity – reducing inequities associated to poor nutrition and lack of physical activity.

Hāpai Te Hauora Tapui Ltd has a tripartite ownership model comprising shareholders Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua, TeWhānau o Waipereira Trust and Raukura Hauora o Tainui. Established 31 December 1995 as a policy initiative of the Northern Regional Health Authority, Hāpai has a mandate from its shareholders to plan, deliver, evaluate and coordinate services within the area of Māori health. 

Through Hāpai’s ownership structure, we cover a large geographical area including the Ngati Whātua and Tainui iwi boundaries and a diverse population comprising of urban and rural Māori communities. Based on the successful delivery of key national contracts, in recent years Hāpai has developed a track record delivering for whānau across Aotearoa and is now the biggest Māori public health organisation delivering services nation-wide.

Send your CV and Cover letter to hauora[at]hapai.co.nz to apply for this job. Applications close on Sunday 13th September 2020.

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 more information on the Certificate of Achievement (CoA).

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

Email your job vacancy, courses/workshops or a major event coming up to Lavinia Ngatoko (lavinia[at]hauora.co.nz) or Emma Frost (emma[at]hauora.co.nz).

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