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Notices from Health Promotion Forum: January 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, Training, conferences, health promotion, Professional Development

Kia ora and warm Pacific greetings

What better way to start 2019 then to diary the 23rd World Conference on Health Promotion in Rotorua (7th to 11th April). Register now and join us for an incredible week of inspiring speakers, knowledge sharing and networking with national and international delegates. And, please note daylight saving ends on day one of conference!

2019 brings our improved website to make your experience faster and more user friendly. Watch this space!

Our monthly notice provides information on upcoming workshops, courses and events. Make sure you're subscribed so you can take advantage of our special offers and updates. 2019 short-course dates are tentative only.

Check out the HPF website for more updates and Rongo korero/news.

An accreditation framework led by the Health Promotion Forum (HPF) to make health promotion a formal professional practice is on its way.

Workshops and other training

Watch this space for our NEW online courses!

Certificate of Achievement in Introducing Health Promotion - Dunedin


  • Block One: 7th to 10th May 2019.
  • Block Two: 4th to 7th June 2019.

Location: TBC.

This shortcourse costs $512.50 including GST per person. Cancellation terms and conditions apply. 

A limited number of scholarships are available for this shortcourse. Contact  Emma for an application (emma[at]

Let us know 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

Dates yet to be confirmed for 2019. Contact us to discuss options if you would like this workshop run in your region.

Pacific Health Promotion workshop

Dates yet to be confirmed for 2019. Contact us to discuss options if you would like this workshop run in your region.

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.

The course costs $99 including GST and you will receive a certificate of accomplishment on completion.

Find out more about this online Determinants of Health course.


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23rd Public Health Summer School

Talofa lava, malo e lelei, kia orana, taloha ni, fakalofa lahi atu, ni sa bula vinaka, kia ora, and warm Pacific greetings

The University of Otago Wellington is holding its 23rd Public Health Summer School from Monday 11th February to Friday 1st March 2019. There are a total of 30 courses - some new and others are popular core public health topics.

Many courses have limited numbers so don’t miss out… register now!

View a flyer on the University of Otago Public Health Summer School for a summary of all the courses available.

Register or find out more about the available courses on the Public Health Summer School website. You can also find out about the limited number of Māori/Pacific Scholarships available.

We are highlighting two courses in Pacific Health...

Introduction to Pacific Health: Approaches for Action: 11th February

Learn about key concepts, issues and effective actions in Pacific health from evidence and community-based perspectives. Includes cultural and demographic trends, key priorities and ways of overcoming current challenges. For those working in the public health, primary health care, and community sectors, and research seeking to expand their knowledge base and better understand the health issues facing Pacific people. 

Emerging issues in Pacific Health research: 12th February

This course features the academic work of Pacific staff from across Otago University, and provides insights into issues such as cardiovascular disease, alcohol and drug use, sleep, and oral health among Pacific peoples, as well as climate change in the Pacific region.

Public Health Leadership Programme 2019

Applications close at 5pm Friday 1st February 2019. In 2019 one programme will be offered in Wellington and one in Auckland.

  • Programme 1 (Wellington): 12th and 13th June, 21st and 22nd August, and 30th and 31st October 2019.
  • Programme 2 (Auckland): 3rd and 4th July, 14th and 15th August, and 23rd and 24th October 2019.

Anyone working in the public health sector may apply for a place on the programme. Places are limited to 36 in total. Applicants not previously accepted are encouraged to apply again.

Get more information on the Public Health Leadership Programme, including application criteria, programme dates and applying online.


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

In the news

Upcoming IUHPE World Conference

One of the best New Year’s resolution you can make for 2019 is to join the health promotion community at the 23rd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion in Rotorua (7th to 11th April 2019).

The preliminary conference programme is available to view and will give you an idea on just how much has been packed into this awesome event.

The Master Class series is being offered for the first time, to provide a unique opportunity for students and early career researchers and health promotion practitioners to develop a network, and meet with more senior, experienced colleagues.

There will be 25 Master Classes, allowing a one-on-one interaction with seasoned health promotion researchers and practitioners recognised for their original contributions to the field of health promotion and public health.

We firmly believe this can be a valuable learning experience for potential apprentices so share the news with your friends and colleagues and encourage them to sign up for this opportunity to learn from experts in their field.

The early bird period for registrations is now closed, but don’t forget as an IUHPE member you are entitled to a reduced rate.

Register online to attend the 23rd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion - we’ll see you there.

Promoting Health in Aotearoa New Zealand is now available in e-format

Download your copy of Promoting Health in Aotearoa NZ.

Thanks for your support in 2018

We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support over the past year. To our Board who we look forward to working with in 2019 and our membership, nga mihi nui kia koutou katoa.

Become a member of the Health Promotion Forum of NZ now!

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

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