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Notices from Health Promotion Forum: March 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, health promotion, health determinants, Training, Courses, workshop, pacific

Kia ora and greetings

The last few weeks of summer sees a plethora of events throughout the motu that celebrates the diversity of our country (Pasifika Festival, Auckland comes to mind) and health promotion activities to ensure we enjoy these events in the best of health possible. The Health Promotion Forum have two shortcourses that will help you in your work or to gain a qualification as a health promotion practitioner. See below or view more details on our website

Certificate of Achievement in Introducing Health Promotion shortcourses

Have you thought about putting a qualification to your health promotion skills or is it time to upskill and further develop your work as a health promoter?

“Continuous interaction with the class, and always ensuring we related the topics discussed to our individual work through our organisations and communities. Made us understand the topics clearly and in depth.” - student quote.

Time: 8.30am to 4.30pm each day.
Cost: $512.50 per person (including GST).

View the HPF terms and conditions about course cancellations and withdrawals. You are required to attend both blocks.

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

Let us know if you would like this course delivered in your area.

Download the brochure on the HPF Certificate of Achievement in Introducing Health Promotion.

Palmerston North Shortcourse

Block One: Tuesday 18th to Friday 21st April 2017
Block Two: Tuesday 16th to Friday 19th May 2017
Location: To be advised

Registrations are now open for the Palmerston North shortcourse - scroll down the page to the online form.

Whangarei Shortcourse

Block One: Tuesday 30th May to Friday 2nd June 2017
Block Two: Tuesday 27th to Friday 30th June 2017
Location: To be advised

Registrations will open soon for this shortcourse.

Upcoming HPF Workshops

Determinants of Health Workshop

Take advantage of this online course where you can study when and where it suits you! The Determinants of Health online workshop contains:

  • Youtube clips, TED talks and resources to help you explore the topic further
  • Online activities that you need to complete
  • An opportunity for you to share your knowledge with other participants

The workshop is delivered in 4 sections:

  • Introduction
  • Housing and Education as examples of social determinants of health
  • Equity
  • Health promotion actions

On completion of the workshop you will receive a certificate of accomplishment.

The cost is $99 per person including GST.

Follow these simple steps to get started:

  • Go to
  • Create an account by clicking the Sign Up link at the top right corner.
  • After receiving your instant confirmation email, you will be logged into OnlineCPD.
  • Navigate to the course enrolment by clicking the Provider link at the top of your home page.

Visit the HPF website for more information on this online course.

Workforce Nutrition course from Pacific Heartbeat

Pacific Heartbeat invites you to register for the Workforce Nutrition course.

Register your interest to attend this course online - late registrations will be accepted. You can also phone Nini Knight for more information or to register (09 571 9189).

Find out more about the Pacific Heartbeat Workforce Nutrition course.

Pacific Nutrition and Weight Control workshop

Date and Time: Wednesday 29th March, from 9am to 4pm
Location:  Heart Foundation Auckland (9 Kalmai Street, Ellerslie)
Cost: $50 per person

You will learn about:

  • nutrition and weight control from a Pacific perspective;
  • the role of food in Pacific culture and weight issues;
  • the impact of food choices on Pacific weight;
  • what diets - if any - work for weight control; and
  • practical steps to improving Pacific weight.

Inspiring Communities Activate

Join Inspiring Communities as we visit communities leading change across Auckland and take part in an ideas exchange – learning practical skills together.

Dates: Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th April 2017
Location: Jet Park Airport Hotel and Conference Centre (Mangere, Auckland)

Take the opportunity to get out from your desk and be part of this innovative event.  The first day you’ll venture  out across Auckland neighbourhoods to see Community-Led Development first hand - hearing from and talking with people who don’t usually cross your path. You’ll then spend day two sharing what you know while learning about the new tools, skills, proven ideas and much more.

Find out more about Activate, including study tour and workshop details.

Register online now to attend Activate as places are limited.

This event will showcase locally-led change in a wide range of communities. You’ll be challenged, inspired and refreshed by leaders from a wide range of perspectives and fields.


Did you know that as an HPF member you can list your vacancies here?

Contact the HPF to discuss your next job advertisement.

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Final word

Our website is undergoing changes and we apologise to anyone who has experienced problems registering for workshops or our shortcourses. Please contact Emma if you are having difficulties.

Become a member of HPF and benefit from discounts on workshops.

Check out the HPF Calendar of Events for updates.

For more news and information, check out the:

Contact Emma Frost for all enquiries on the above notices (emma[at] or 09 300 3071).

Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand
PO Box 99 064
Newmarket, Auckland 1149
09 300 3071

HPF is the umbrella organisation for all those who identify health promotion as part of their work. The HPF is founded on the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Ottawa Charter. This non-profit organisation provides information, training and resources to build the workforce and health promotion leadership.

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