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Notices from Health Promotion Forum: October 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: health promotion, newsletter, Training, conferences, symposium, vacancies

Kia ora and greetings

At the Health Promotion Forum excitement is mounting as the IUHPE 2019 Conference draws nearer. Find out more in the article below and also check out the latest Job offers.

Get ready to put 2019 Professional Development at the top of your 'to do' list with several programmes already being advertised in this months notice.

Hope everyone is enjoying their Labour Weekend.

Training from the Health Promotion Forum

Certificate of Achievement in Introducing Health Promotion

Locations and dates for the next round of shortcourses will be advertised later in the year. A limited number of scholarships are available for this shortcourse.

Contact HPF if you would like this course delivered in your area.

Find out more about the Certificate of Achievement in Introducing Health Promotion.

Māori Concepts of Health Promotion workshop

Feedback on our Blenheim workshop facilitated by Trevor Simpson was overwhelmingly positive with everyone finding the workshop of value to their work and brought new understandings to their health promotion skills and knowledge.

The aim of this workshop is to introduce participants to shared understandings of traditional Māori concepts, ideologies and practices in relation to health and wellbeing.  Additionally the workshop will consider how these ideas may be used to inform contemporary approaches to Māori Health Promotion planning, implementation and evaluation.

This programme will provide a basis for discussion in terms of what constitutes a well Māori community and whether traditional knowledge has the potential to elevate Māori health status and improve Māori health outcomes.

Contact HPF if you would like this workshop run in your region.

Pacific Health Promotion Workshop

A very well received workshop was delivered by Viliami Puloka in Christchurch in October and this workshop is sure to be offered again in the next six months.

The aim of this workshop is to equip senior Pasifika health promoters and community leaders with the knowledge and tools that will enable to address the onslaught of non-communicable diseases 9NCDs) and work with the strengths, potentials and aspirations of Pasifika families and communities to advance spiritually, mentally, socially, economically and culturally.

The workshop traces the history of 'Pacific health promotion' in Aotearoa New Zealand and discusses how determinants of health can be addressed to produce health equity, wellbeing and success for Pacific peoples.

This workshop is primarily designed for Pacific health workers, Pacific community workers, and Pacific community leaders. Non-Pacific health workers that are working with Pacific communities are encouraged to join this workshop.

Determinants of Health - online course

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; and
  • An opportunity for you to share your knowledge with other participants.

Find out more about this online Determinants of Health course.

Other training available

MIT Certificate in Public Health and Health Promotion Level 5

  • Passionate about the community health?
  • Want to promote health equity?
  • Looking to gain a qualification whilst still being able to work?

The NZ Certificate in Public Health and Health Promotion Level 5 could be for you if you are interested in working with organisations that enable individuals, groups and whole communities to reach their health potential then.

Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) offers this NZQA accredited 60 credit qualification as an entry level study option or as a career or degree level pathway.

See MIT website for further details and online application process,  or contact Beverley O’Loughlin for more information (beverley.o’loughlin[at]manukau.ac.nz).

Digital Indigenous Leadership Programme for Māori in Public Health 2019

Enrolments are open for the next Leadership Programme for Māori in Public Health. Places fill fast so enrol now!

The Public Health Leadership Programme has a strong reputation for contributing to building the leadership capacity and capability. 

Eligible participants for the programme must be:

  • Māori; and
  • working in a Public Health funded contract from either the Ministry of Health or DHBs
  • committed to positive health outcomes for Māori; and
  • committed to attending all four noho Marae; and
  • have the support of your employer (if applicable); and
  • committed to completing the programme

The programme costs are covered. You or your organization need to release you for the training days, contribute a small koha to the marae as part of the  powhiri process (for example $10 - $20).

The programme consists of 4 wananga on the following dates:

  • Wananga Tuatahi: 7th and 8th March 2019;
  • Wananga Tuarua: 4th and 5th April 2019;
  • Wananga Tuatoru: 2nd and 3rd May 2019; and
  • Wananga Tuawha: 6th and 7th June 2019.

The wananga will be at Turangawaewae Marae (Ngaruawahia) and run from 9am on the Thursday and finish at 3pm on the Friday. Participants will work through the evenings and are expected to stay at Turangawaewae marae.

Find out more about the Digital Indigenous Leadership Programme for Māori in Public Health.

Enrol online for the Digital Indigenous Leadership Programme for Māori in Public Health for 2019.

Digital Indigenous Nga Manukura o Apopo: Clinical Leadership Programme for Māori Nurses and Midwives for 2019

Enrolments are open for the next Nga Manukura o Apopo: Clinical Leadership Programme for Maori Nurses and Midwives for 2019.

The Clinical Leadership Programme has a strong reputation for contributing to building the leadership capacity and capability of Maori Nurses and Midwives.

Eligible participants for the programme must be:

  • Māori; and
  • have  a current Annual Practising Certificate for Nursing or Midwifery; and
  • committed to positive health outcomes for Māori; and
  • committed to attending all four noho Marae; and
  • have the support of your employer (if applicable); and
  • committed to completing the programme.

The programme consists of 4 wananga.

Dates for Cohort 18 are:

  • Wananga Tuatahi: 21st and 22nd March 2019;
  • Wananga Tuarua: 29th and 30th April 2019 (Monday and Tuesday);
  • Wananga Tuatoru: 23rd and 24th May 2019; and
  • Wananga Tuawha: 27th and 28th June 2019.

Date for Cohort 19 are:

  • Wananga Tuatahi: 1st and 2nd August 2019;
  • Wananga Tuarua: 12th and 13th September 2019;
  • Wananga Tuatoru: 10th and 11th October 2019; and
  • Wananga Tuawha: 7th and 8th November 2019.

The programme costs are covered. You or your organization need to release you for the training days, contribute a small koha to the marae as part of the  powhiri process (for example $10 - $20).

The wanaga will be at Turangawaewae Marae (Ngaruawahia) and will run from 9am on the Thursday and finish at 3pm on the Friday (except for the April 2019 wananga which is a Monday and Tuesday). Participants will work through the evenings and are expected to stay at Turangawaewae marae.

Find out more about the Digital Indigenous Clinical Leadership Programme for Māori Nurses and Midwives.

Enrol online for the Clinical Leadership Programme for Māori Nurses and Midwives programme for 2019.

Job Vacancies

As a Member of the Health Promotion Forum, advertise your job vacancies here for free. Contact Emma at HPF for details (emma[at]hauora.co.nz).

Business Manager at the Health Promotion Forum

This is a key role in a small health promotion organization working in a changing dynamic environment within the Non-Profit Sector.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a person with high energy, a commitment to HPF values and ability to contribute to an environment of change.

Find out more details on this Business Manager position, including a position description.

Send confidential enquiries and applications to Leanne Eruera (leanne[at]hauora.co.nz). Applications must be submitted by Friday 16th November 2018.

Chief Executive Officer at the Public Health Association

View this vacancy through the following links:

News

23rd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion

Dates: 7th to 11th April 2019.
Location: Rotorua.

The programme is now complete and demand for seats at this conference is ramping up.

So to ensure you don’t miss out get in quick and secure your spot for the earlybird special which ends on 28th November 2018.

The conference is co-hosted by the Health Promotion Forum of NZ (HPF) and aims to provide an unparalleled opportunity to link and demonstrate the contribution of health promotion to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and  the health and wellbeing of the planet and its peoples.

Health Promotion Forum of NZ staff and six IUHPE colleagues who came from different parts of the world worked tirelessly at a marathon meeting in Auckland last week to ensure a fantastic programme was put together.

FIZZ Symposium

The fight to end the sale of sugary drinks will rev up at the next FIZZ Symposium.

The symposium will address sugar and sugary drink intake at a population level to promote public health and will feature Professor Martin White from the University of Cambridge as keynote speaker (via link). Prof White has broad experience of public health research and practice, and a national and international reputation for his research and leadership. 

Also speaking will be world-famous chef and restaurateur Jamie Oliver (via link), as well as NZ’s Minister for Health Dr David Clark.

Date: Thursday 15th November 2018.
Loation: Fale Pasifika – City Campus (University of Auckland).
Cost: $50 per person. Student and community rates also available.

Find out more about the upcoming FIZZ Symposium, including how to register.

HPF Membership

Renew your HPF membership now or call today if you would like to join and be part of a progressive organisation leading health promotion nationally and internationally!

Become a member of HPF and take advantage of:


For more news and information, check out the:

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

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PO Box 99 064
Newmarket, Auckland 1149
09 300 3071

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