Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter
Send news

News tags

mental health  physical activity  earthquake  vacancies  families  public health  children  funding  poverty  health determinants  social  Community development  planning  employment  healthy cities  volunteers  newsletter  youth  volunteering  nutrition  employment opportunity  housing  alcohol and drugs  maori  community engagement  rebuilding  wellbeing  disabilities  Lectures  counselling  Training  earthquake recovery  sustainability  event  community gardens  Community  seminar  Awards  stress  Community Groups  mens health  research  arts  smokefree  culture  men  exercise  migrants  community event  education  environment  resilience  human rights  health  medical  business  sport  conferences  survey  mental wellbeing  Courses  obesity  elderly  support group  environmental health  healthy food  health promotion  violence  pacific health  resources  music  rebuild  women  race relations  meeting  gardens  workshop  services  leadership  forum  water  disabled  repair  transport  prevention  pacific  dance  fundraising  asian health  sexual health  inequality  markets  cancer  support  disasters  development  mindfulness  dementia  presentation  collaboration  health in all policies  Hui  data analysis  recovery  smoking  law  drugs and alcohol  technology  safety  cycling  Sleep  policy  justice  parenting  media  hearing  walking  land  neighbours  social justice  qualification  resilient cities  information  community connection  consultation  oral health  bullying  depression  youth empowerment  young people  activities  non-profit  charity  harm  NURSES  addiction  disease  Communication  alcohol  symposium  District Plan  advanced care plans  submission  anxiety  accessibility  Relationships  eating  economics  Design  Build  Advocacy  eLearning  falls  parking  energy  efficiency  heating  insulation  advice  build environment  Expo  Parents  conference  Eating Disorders  abuse  waste  commuting  nominations  Matariki  webinar  weight  diabetes  workplace  Film  Climate Change  Tree Planting  solutions  urban  management  Fundraiser  economy  plan  restoration  Report  Vulnerability  welfare  parks  learning  awareness  emergencies  legislation  injury prevention  reading  Meeting Room  conservation  concert  language  refugees  recreation  vacancy  built environment  data  gardening  venue  drugs  urban design  Food  Legal Help  health lectures  Meditation  free talk  older people  finances  stop bullying  youth workers  suicide  heritage  gender  recycling  breastfeeding  conflict  anti-bullying  strengths-based  open day  public  health research  identity  Self Esteem  Psychodrama  networking  vision  Nursing  submissions  biodiversity  Due to a significant MSD Contract increase our Team is seeking four fulltime Family Support Workers (these are fixed term positions through to 30 June 2020).  Our Team is seeking two fulltime Children’s Team Lead Professionals based in Christchurch (these are fixed term positions through to 30 June 2020).  Due to a rural expansion of our MSD Contract our Team is seeking one fulltime Family Support Worker (this is a fixed term position through to 30 June 2020).  campaign  Trustee  promotion  partnership  Gut Health  diversity  therapy  older adults  sexuality  computing  Older Person  pollution  social work  providers  free resources  blog  gambling  residential care  Maori health  Pasifika health  screening  trauma  whanau  kaumatua  autism  Governance  treaty of waitangi  care  anger  mentoring  pets  relaxation  Professional Development  evaluation  active  pornography  exhibition  history  Testing  retirement  discrimination  vaping  allergies  administration  records  deaf  heart  equity  lockdown  grief  confidence  self-esteem  rural  homecare  hygiene  participation  aging  tourism  summer  accommodation  intervention  warning  podcast  science 

Notices from Health Promotion Forum: July 2019

Wednesday, July 24, 2019   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: funding, newsletter, Lectures, Training, conferences, health promotion, symposium

Kia ora and greetings. Our last two 2019 short courses in health promotion are open for registrations. Don't miss out on your opportunity to gain a qualification. As well as promoting our online courses this monthly notice includes events and news to stimulate your health promotion practise. What are you waiting for? Read on...

"I am now feeling more confident to demonstrate my ability to solve expected day-to-day challenges in my community with parents and caregivers to improve health equity and the fair distribution of the determinants of health and well-being from government departments" - Ifamale Teisa (past health promotion student).

Our monthly notice provides information on upcoming workshops, courses and events. Make sure you're subscribed to HPF's monthly notice so you can take advantage of our special offers and updates on upcoming workshops, courses and events.

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

Cost for this course is $512.50 (including GST). 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]

Get 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.

"I found the certificate course really helpful as someone who had only been in public health for a few months. It helped me to ‘bed in’ concepts and terminology that I’d heard throughout my entry into the PHU I work for." - Abraham Larsen

Kaitaia course

Block One: Tuesday 3rd to Friday 6th September 2019
Block Two: Tuesday 1st to Friday 4th October 2019. Note the change from 8th to 11th October.
Location: Te Hiku Hauora (6 Redan Road).

Register online for this Kaitaia short course.

Wellington course

Block One: Tuesday 29th October to Friday 1st November 2019
Block Two: Tuesday 26th to Friday 29th November 2019.
Location: Sisters of Compassion (2 Rhine Street, Island Bay).

Register online for this Wellington short course.

Health Promotion Forum Online Courses

These 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.

Find out more about the new online courses from the Health Promotion Forum. All of the courses are now live! 

On completion of the online health promotion workshops you will receive a certificate of accomplishment.

Streams One, Two and Three are $69 per person including GST for each course. The Determinants of Health course is $99 per person including GST.

Stream One: Mainstream Health Promotion (MSHP) - Course 1 Level 1 (C1L1)

What is health promotion? This course is the best place to start your learning of health promotion if you are new to it.

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

In completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Define Māori health promotion;
  • Identify and describe at least one Māori model of health promotion; and
  • Describe four core values that strengthen Māori health promotion.

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

In completing this course, you will be able to:

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

Determinants of Health

Use 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; and
  • Health promotion actions.


Did you know that HPF members can list your vacancies here?

Problem Gambling Foundation: Health promoter

Check out this fantastic health promotion job vacancy (Seek).

The Tuesday 16th July closing date has been extended. Apply now.


Toitū Hauora Māori Health Leadership Summit

Nau mai, Haere mai! The theme of this year's Toitū Hauora Māori Health Leadership Summit is "Courageous Leadership". Māori Leaders will join the summit and share their experiences and journeys that have challenged status quo, created new pathways and drawn upon the vision of their tupuna.

There will also be the opportunity to korero and strategise across a range of cafe style workshops led by 'thought and sector leaders', on topics such as:

  • Combatting Institutional Racism;
  • Kaupapa Māori into the future;
  • Equity from a Māori perspective;
  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi and more!

Dates: Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd August 2019.
Location: Te Papa (Wellington).

Find out more about the Toitū Hauora Māori Health Leadership Summit, inlcuding how to register.

NZ College of Public Health Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting

Warm Pacific Greetings. A reminder that the 2019 NZCPHM ASM will be held in Auckland in September. The overarching theme for this year’s conference is "Enhancing Public Health in the Pacific Blue Continent".

Dates: Wednesday 11th to Friday 13th September 2019.
Location: Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre (Mount Wellington, Auckland).

The Hon Jenny Salesa will be opening the conference - subject to being granted leave from the House.

Exciting guest speakers include:

  • Dr Aumea Herman - who will be giving the George Salmond Oration;
  • Dr Colin Tukuitonga and Dr Paula Vivili from the SPC; and
  • Dr Corina Grey and Debbie Ryan!

This will be a great opportunity to meet with Pacific colleagues, and to consider issues relating to public health in the Pacific, and the health of Pacific people in New Zealand.

Check out the NZ College of Public Health Medicine website for regular program updates and speaker announcements.

Massey University College of Health free public lecture

You are warmly invited to hear Professor Karen Witten speak on "Healthy cities and communities".

How can we create public spaces in our cities that welcome children’s presence and nurture their wellbeing?  A place to start is to recognise children as experts in their own lives and engage them in co-designing public spaces that meet their needs and aspirations.

Professor Karen Witten will discuss case studies in central and suburban Auckland where children’s voices are contributing to the re-design of streets and public spaces to create more inclusive environments to support individual and community wellbeing.

Date: Thursday, 8th August 2019.
Time: 6 to 7pm. There will be a networking opportunity with drinks and nibbles from 5.30 to 6pm.
Location: Neil Waters Lecture Theatre Building (Massey University, Auckland campus).

Register online to attend this free public lecture.

You are welcome to bring guests and share the invitation with your network.

Symposium: Improving Scabies Treatment

This symposium will explore the issue of scabies in New Zealand.

Scabies has been left off the public health and research radar in New Zealand for some time. Yet links between scabies, impetigo, kidney disease and bacterial skin infection have been widely known and explored in Australia and the Pacific. Scabies and rheumatic fever are strongly linked in Auckland children. Prescribing data and small clinical studies suggest scabies is common in New Zealand and the diagnosis is frequently missed.

Date: Friday 13th September 2019.
Time: 9am to 4pm.
Location: School of Population Health at the University of Auckland.
Cost: $50 per person.

Find out more about this scabies symposium on the FIZZ website, including speakers and how to register.

2020-21 Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice: Call for Applications

The Commonwealth Fund is pleased to announce the co-sponsorship of the New Zealand Ministry of Health in the Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice, bringing to the program an invaluable policy perspective and commitment to a high performing health care system that will further enrich the experience of Fellows and their impact upon returning home.

The Commonwealth Fund and the New Zealand Ministry of Health invite promising mid-career professionals from New Zealand (such government policymakers, academic researchers, clinical leaders, health care system managers, and journalists) to apply for a unique opportunity to spend 10 months in the United States as a Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice. The Harkness Fellowships were established by The Commonwealth Fund in 1925, and were modeled after the Rhodes Scholarships. The fellowships aim to produce the next generation of health policy leaders in participating countries.

Fellows are placed with mentors who are leading U.S. experts at organizations such as Harvard University, Stanford University, Kaiser Permanente, and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement to study issues relevant to the Fund’s mission to support a high performing health care system:

  • insurance coverage, access, and affordability;
  • health care delivery system reforms (such as bundled payments, accountable care organizations, innovative approaches to care for high need/high cost patients, models of care that better integrate primary care, mental health and social care for vulnerable populations);
  • cost containment; and
  • other critical issues on the health policy agenda in both the U.S. and their home countries.

Products of the fellowship may include a peer-reviewed journal article or policy report for Health Ministers and other high-level policy audiences, as well as Issue Briefs, Op-Eds, and Blogs. Other products more relevant to frontline delivery system innovation are also encouraged.

Each New Zealand Harkness Fellowship provides up to $113,000 USD in support, to cover the Fellow’s roundtrip airfare to the United States, living allowance, project-related travel, travel to fellowship seminars, health insurance, and US federal and state taxes.

Families may participate at their own expense. US health insurance and a $15,000 USD travel supplement will be provided for families.

The Commonwealth Fund values diversity, equity, and inclusion and applicants who come from Māori and Indigenous communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The deadline for receipt of applications from New Zealand is Monday 7th October 2019.

Find out more about the Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice. You can also contact Director of the Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice Robin Osborn for further information (ro[at]

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