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Notices from Health Promotion Forum: February 2019

Wednesday, February 20, 2019   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, Training, conferences, Professional Development, health promotion

Kia ora and warm Pacific greetings.

2019 brings us closer to the 23rd World Conference on Health Promotion in Rotorua from 7th to 11th April. We remind you to get your registration in now so you can be part of an exciting programme that will enhance your health promotion skills. Join a Master Class, attend one of the many workshops, or take your networking to another level as you mix and mingle with national and international delegates. Add to that an incredible week of inspiring speakers, indigenous knowledge-sharing in beautiful Rotorua you can see why our team can't wait for you to join us. Also note that daylight saving ends on day one of conference!

"It's going to be a good but busy week in Rotorua." - Karen Hicks, health promoter

Read about the newly developed online health promotion courses HPF is proud to be offering and we hope you are loving our improved website to make your experience faster and more user-friendly.

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 tentative only.

Check out the Health Promotion Forum 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.

Certificate of Achievement in Introducing Health Promotion short course

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.

Dunedin course dates:

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

Register online now for the Dunedin short course.

Dates for following course - location TBC:

  • Block One: 21st to 24th May 2019.
  • Block Two: 18th to 21st June 2019.

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

Other upcoming workshops

Details of our Pacific and Māori Concepts in Health Promotion workshops will be advised.

Watch this space for our NEW online courses!

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.

Workshops from the LEAD Centre for Not for Profit Governance and Leadership

Tthe LEAD Centre for Not for Profit Governance and Leadership is offering the following Masterclass training events.


IUHPE Master Classes and Programme 

The preliminary program of the IUHPE conference is now available online and will give you an idea on just how much has been packed into this awesome event.

There will be 25 Master Classes at the World Health Promotion conference in Rotorua from 7th to 11th April.

This is the first time a Master Class series has been offered at an IUHPE conference and is another reason not to miss out on this global event. Grab the opportunity for one-on-one interaction with seasoned researchers and practitioners in the field of health promotion and public health.

View the full list of Master Classes at the IUHPE Conference.

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.

Registrations are now open for the Healthy Campuses Symposium attached to the IUHPE conference.

The earlybird period for registrations is now closed but don’t forget as an IUHPE/HPF member you are entitled to a reduced rate.
Register now online for the IUHPE Conference and we’ll see you there.

Tweet from Vicki Spark, Bristol Uni, UK:

I literally cannot WAIT to go to #IUHPE2019 (& give a small presentation ) V. excited & looking forward to making new friends & hearing talks from people such as @MichaelMarmot & @SignalLouise & many others, & discover new research & do my first Antipodean @ParkrunNZ #Rotorua

Here are some of the Masters conducting classes in the Master Class series at IUHPE 2019:

  • Professor Louise Signal, University of Otago, Wellington;
  • Prof Richard Osborne, Swinburne University, Melbourne;
  • Prof Stephan Van den Broucke, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium;
  • Prof Louise Potvin, Université de Montréal;
  • Prof Margaret Barry, National University of Ireland Galway; and
  • Prof Kenneth Yongabi, Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria.

Public Health Association (PHA) announces new Chief Executive (CE)

The Health Promotion Forum congratulates Dr Prudence Stone on her appointment as CE of PHA.

According to PHA this heralds the beginning of a new era of public health in Aotearoa.

Dr Stone says; "public health is a key pillar of a functional, healthy society".

Dr Stone was previously Executive Director of the Smokefree Coalition, where she oversaw the national public health movement that encouraged the Government’s commitment to the goal of a Smokefree Aotearoa by 2025. She has been a member of the PHA since 2009, and became Co-Chair of the Wellington region PHA branch in 2018.

“Dr Stone will bring her experience in the public health sector to her leadership role in the PHA and we look forward to working with her” says Sione Tu'itahi, HPF Executive Director.

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

Download your copy of Promoting Health in Aotearoa NZ.

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

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