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Notices from the Health Promotion Forum: March 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, Training, conferences, health promotion, workshop, Maori health

In just over two weeks we head off to the 23rd World Conference on Health Promotion in Rotorua from April 7 to 11, we hope to see you all there. If you haven't registered make sure you do by 5th April to take advantage of the best rates offered to Health Promotion Forum members at this time. The programme is sure to bring value to your health promotion practice with informative Master Classes, global networking,  an incredible week of inspiring speakers and indigenous knowledge-sharing in beautiful Rotorua. You can see why our team can't wait for you to join us. And a quick reminder to note daylight saving ends on day one of conference!

"There can be no more important task for those concerned with the health of the population than to reduce health inequalities." - Michael Marmot, health promoter

Check out our newly-developed online courses in health promotion. Affordable and completed at your own pace this is your opportunity to access professional development at the touch of a button.

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.
Don't forget to check out our 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

Dunedin shortcourse

Block One: 7th to 10th May 2019
Block Two:  4th to 7th June 2019
Location: Venue to be advised.
Cost: $512.50 (inc GST).

Register online for Dunedin short course

Please note T&Cs apply for cancellations and withdrawals. A limited number of scholarships may be available. Please contact Emma Frost for enquiries (emma[at]

View enrolment details and more information on the Certificate of Achievement (CoA) short course

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

Upcoming Health Promotion Forum Workshops

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

Health Promotion Forum Online Courses

Our online courses are for your continuous professional development (CPD).  If you are already working in the field of health promotion or public health, these courses will further enhance your knowledge and skills. The courses are also designed to enable those who are new to health promotion and public health to be able to learn new knowledge and skills.

Stream One: Mainstream Health Promotion (MSHP)
Course One, Level One (C1L1)
Topic: What is health promotion?

If you are new to health promotion, this course is the best place to start your learning of health promotion.

Stream Two: Māori Health Promotion
Course Two, Level One (C2L1)
Topic: Māori Health Promotion

In completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Define Māori health promotion
  2. Identify and describe at least one Māori model of health promotion
  3. Describe four core values that strengthen Māori health promotion

Stream Three: Pasifika Health Promotion
Course Three, Level One (C3L1)
Topic: Pasifika Health Promotion

In completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Define Pasifika health promotion
  2. Outline the history of Pasifika health promotion and its development in New Zealand
  3. Describe how Pacific people's health is being advanced through health promotion.

All of the courses are now live! 

Cost: $69 incl of GST each course.

Find out more on these online courses.

Determinants of Health

TED talks and resources to help you explore the topic further through online activities with other participants.

This 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 online health promotion workshops you will receive a certificate of accomplishment.

Cost: $99 incl of GST

Visit our website to view more details.

LEAD Centre for Not for Profit Governance and Leadership Masterclasses

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

Don't forget to subscribe to our monthly notices for HPF workshop, course and event updates.


Did you know that as an HPF member you can list your vacancies on the HPF website?


IUHPE Conference: the count down is on! 

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

A special message from our Executive Director Sione Tu’itahi:

"Tena koutou katoa and warmest greetings to you all,

As we prepare to welcome you to the 23rd World Conference on Health Promotion, April 7-11, in Rotorua, we reflect on the events in Christchurch last week.

We know when tragic events affect our community, it affects us all in different ways. We stand with those in that beautiful city in the South Island of our peaceful country, where a senseless act of violence hit home for all of us no matter where we are in our globalised society.

We mourn those who were lost and remain firm in our stance to promote peace and wellbeing, and eliminate all forms of prejudice that lead to hatred and violence in the world.

Times like this makes more imminent the principles and theme of our conference and health promotion, that within the strengths of our unity in diversity, we work together across the world to break down barriers to peace and equity for the wellbeing of all. We are  a ‘one world, one people, one health.’

We want to assure you this tragedy will not diminish the spirit and intent of our conference, along with our collective safety and wellbeing."

There will be 25 Master Classes at the World Health Promotion conference in Rotorua.

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.

Although the earlybird period for registrations is now closed don’t forget as an IUHPE/HPF member you are entitled to the reduced rate of $1200.
Register now to attend the IUHPE 2019 conference.

Registrations for the Healthy Campuses Symposium are now open - precedes the IUHPE conference.

A to Z Guide available on the Māori Health website

The A to Z Guide is a tool designed to help you locate research literature on Māori health topics.

The A to Z guide will provide you with direct access to over 750 articles on specific Māori health topics featured in Māori Health Review and other Ministry of Health publications.

Promoting Health In Aotearoa New Zealand

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


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