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Notices from the Health Promotion Forum: January 2021

Wednesday, January 27, 2021   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, Training, health promotion

Kia Ora and happy New Year. Welcome to the first monthly notice for 2021!

Our team is back in action, after a rejuvenating holiday period spent with whanau and friends, and we're ready to tackle the challenges of this year which is 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 webishop dates, have been scheduled. Topics and details for the first two webishops (see below) have been confirmed. Spots are already being snapped up so get in quick and register to participate and hear from expert international and local guest presenters. 

You can view last year's webishops on our YouTube channel and we will continue to upload our latest webishops throughout the year. Please remember to hit the subscribe button!

Remember we also run online courses on Determinants,  Māori health promotion, Pasifika health promotion, and mainstream health promotion. Affordable and completed at your own pace this is your opportunity to access professional development "at the touch of a button".

We welcome submissions for job vacancies, courses or webishops and events in the field of health promotion from our members.

Professional Development: Register now!

Every Day is Waitangi Day

It's time to start filling your kete at our first webishop this year relating to Māori Health Promotion.

Date: Thursday 4th February 2021.
Start Time: 11am.

‘Every day is Waitangi Day' features Te Kaha o te Whānau – a mainstream organisation working in the heart of South Auckland.

The webishop will explore what it looks like to be a Treaty-based organisation. It will also examine some Māori-based approaches to health determinants, and how organisations must change how they operate in order to serve Māori communities and honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi in the appropriate manner.

Register now for this Māori Health Promotion webishop.

Protecting our planet

Don't miss out on this invaluable chance to hear from internationally recognised leader in health promotion Dr Trevor Hancock at our webishop 'No health without a healthy planet'.

Date: Wednesday 17th February 2021.
Start Time: 11am.

Dr Hancock will provide a brief update on the Anthropocene (global ecological change and the social and economic trends driving those changes) and their health implications. He will also look at what we have to do to become healthy, just and sustainable societies and communities, providing a good quality of life and good health for all within the limits of the one small planet that is our home.

Registration details to be released soon.

Webishop on YouTube

Through the Māori Looking Glass – becoming part of the ‘other’ world is now available on our YouTube channel.

Don't forget to subscribe!

Certificate of Achievement in Introducing Health Promotion 

Here are the scheduled short course dates for 2021.

Block One: 23rd to 26th February.
Block Two: 23rd to 26th March.

Block One: 13th to 16th April.
Block Two: 11th to 14th May.

Block One: 25th to 28th May.
Block Two: 22nd to 25th June.

Block One: 10th to 13th August.
Block Two:  14th to 17th September.

Block One: 12th to 15th October.
Block Two: 9th to 12th November.

If you want to learn about the principles, concepts and practice of health promotion, this is the course for you! Apply for a scholarship by contacting emma[at]hauora.co.nz for an application form or for more information.

Scheduled dates for 2021 webishops

COVID-19 brings home the reality that our wellbeing as humans, and the wellbeing of our common home, planet earth, are inter-connected. Therefore, at least four broad themes, will inform our topics for our webishops this year.

They are:

  1. Health promotion and planetary health in the epoch of the Anthropocene;
  2. The determinants of health – social, commercial, environmental;
  3. Indigenous health promotion, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, in the socio-political and cultural context of Aotearoa New Zealand; and
  4. Post COVID-19: The complementary relationship between clinical health and health promotion.

Topics for our Māori, Pacific, and mainstream webishops will explore the four broad themes from their perspectives.

Watch this space!

Māori webishops: 4th February, 17th June, 9th September and 28th October.

Pasifika webishops: 10th March, 5th May, 4th August and 24th November.

Mainstream Webishops: 17th February, 19th May, 25th August and 8th December.

Spots still available for 2021 Public Health Summer School

There is still time to secure your spot for this year's Public Health Summer School from 1st to 19th February.

Register now and boost your knowledge and skills by taking your pick of the 24 outstanding one to two-day courses on offer.

Find out more about 2021 Public Health Summer School, including how to register.

Other News

Health promotion perspectives on COVID-19

The International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) has launched its collection on Health Promotion Perspectives regarding COVID-19.

Read on these unique viewpoints - highlighting the implications and impacts of the pandemic in several regions:

  • inequalities;
  • public policies;
  • mental health and more.

24th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion

Planning for the 24th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion "Promoting policies for health, wellbeing and equity" in Montreal, Canada from 5th to 19th May 2022 is well under way!

This major hybrid event will provide a platform to frame opportunities to challenge conventional wisdom and focus on three areas of debate: Breaking news, Breaking free and Breaking through.

Learn more about the programme for the 24th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion, including key dates.


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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