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Notices from the Health Promotion Forum: April 2021

Wednesday, April 21, 2021   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, Training, health promotion

Kia ora and greetings... As we get ready to celebrate Earth Day on Thursday 22nd April, let’s take the time this week to appreciate and reflect on how we can protect our precious planet and demonstrate our support for environmental protection.

There are many ways to observe Earth Day and there are a number of events.

Let’s commit our energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to create a new plan of action for our planet Earth! Remember we all yield real power and influence as consumers, voters, and members of a community that can unite for change.

On the training front, last week we completed Block One of the Certificate of Achievement in Introducing Health Promotion (CoA), jointly offered by Manukau Institute of Technology and HPF, and it was full-on! Students who attended the course described it as “mind-blowing” and “challenging”. Debates were lively, questions flowed, conversation was engaging and minds were challenged! Everyone is already looking forward to returning for Block Two from May 11 – 14, 2021. Check out the dates below for the next two courses.

We have an exciting line-up of guest speakers and timely/interesting themes for our next lot of webishops, so register now below and don’t miss out.

Submissions for job vacancies, courses/webishops and events in the field of health promotion from our members are welcome.  This notice is sent out on the 20th of each month so be sure to submit your ads in plenty of time.

Professional Development

Take the next steps

Build and enhance your organisation’s capacity to apply Te Tiriti to address the determinants of health for all at our webishop on Tuesday 18th May 2021.

In Aotearoa New Zealand, health promotion is based on the Ottawa Charter and Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Therefore, for health organisations and their health promotion staff, and other health workers to be effective, their capacity to apply Te Tiriti should be built and enhanced on an ongoing basis.

Don’t miss out on this invaluable opportunity to learn from and interact with our 'amazing' guest speakers!

Register now for the Next Steps webishop.

Focus on Māori wellbeing

A webishop will be held on 17th June to examine how  Māori should focus on their wellbeing first, while they can also contribute to the wellbeing of humanity because they are citizens of an interdependent, globalised world. 

It will also explore and discuss the impact of planetary health on Māori health promoters and how other health workers can apply to resolve these challenges at the local and global levels.

Register now for this Crooked Earth webishop.

Ready for viewing: Previous webishops

Check out our YouTube channel to view HPF’s most recent webishops such as ‘No Health without a Healthy Planet’ and “Diabetes: Social Malady with Societal Responsibility’.

Don't forget to subscribe!!

Scheduled dates for 2021 webishops

Keep an eye on the HPF website for details and registration for the next webishops.

The themes for the webishop series 2021 are:

  • Planetary Health – the health of human civilisation and the crisis state of the natural systems on which it depends;
  • Inequities, Colonisation, Racism and Te Tiriti; and
  • The Determinants of Health.

You will also find details on the HPF Facebook page.

  • Māori webishops: 9th September and 28th October
  • Pasifika webishops: 5th May, 4th August and 24th November
  • Mainstream webishops: 25th August and 8th December.

Short course dates

Do you want to boost your skills in health promotion?

Do you want to better understand the role and importance of health promotion and the broader concept of health within a community and national setting?

Then be sure to diarise these dates for the next short courses in health promotion (level 4 Certificate of Achievement, CoA) jointly offered by Manukau Institute of Technology and HPF.

  • Block One: Tuesday 25th to Friday 28th May 2021.
  • Block Two: Tuesday 22nd to Friday 25th June 2021.

Registration details will be made available soon for this Auckland course. Contact emma[at]hauora.co.nz or mereana[at]hauora.co.nz for more details.

Find out more about the Certificate of Achievement, including how to register.

Online learning

Further enhance your knowledge and skills in the field of health promotion and apply now for one of our online courses.

If you’re new to health promotion and public health, no problem, as the courses are also designed to enable you to learn new knowledge and skills.

Learn from about online courses from HPF.

Other News

24th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion: Call for abstracts

The Call for Abstracts is now open for the 24th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion (IUHPE 2022) - Montréal (Québec) Canada and online from 15th to 19th May 2022. The conference theme is “Promoting policies for health, well-being and equity”.

Submissions can be made in English, French and Spanish. The deadline is Friday 17th September 2021.

Get instructions on how to submit an abstract and all guidelines.

Find out more about the 24th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion.


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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