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Notices from Health Promotion Forum: August 2019

Wednesday, August 21, 2019   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, Training, health promotion, funding, conferences, symposium

Kia ora and greetings. 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.

Check out the Health Promotion Forum website for more updates and Rongo korero/ news. Like the Health Promotion Forum Facebook page For more exciting news, regular updates from our team and course info.

Certificate of Achievement in Introducing Health Promotion

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]hauora.co.nz).

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 short course

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

Register online now for this Kaitaia course. Get in quick because there are only a few spots left!

Wellington short course

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

Register online for this Wellington course.

Pasifika Health Promotion: Auckland

This 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.

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

Date: Friday 18th October 2019.
Location: To be advised.
Cost: $76.50 for HPF members and $125 for non-members.

Online registrations opening soon!

Details of our Māori Concepts in Health Promotion workshops will be advised for 2020.

Health Promotion Forum Online Courses

“We are responding to the need of the health promoters and other health and social service workers, by taking the knowledge to them through technology.” Executive Director Sione Tu’itahi, HPF.

You can study at your own pace and time and from anywhere in the world with HPF’s online courses.

These courses are for your continuous professional development (CPD). These courses will further enhance your knowledge and skills, if you are already working in the field of health promotion or public health. The courses are also designed to enable those who are new to health promotion and public health 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! 

You will receive a certificate of accomplishment on completion of the online health promotion workshops.

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.

Jobs

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

News

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.

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]cmwf.org).

Promoting Health In Aotearoa New Zealand

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

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

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Newmarket, Auckland 1149
09 300 3071

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