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Global, What is HP



“New Zealanders are the 13th happiest in the world.” That’s the finding of the recently published World Happiness Report 2013.

A post this month on Otago University’s Public Health Expert blog highlights some of the relevant findings of the report, which looked at the happiness of 156 countries.

Of particular note to health promotion professionals is the finding in the report that public spending needs to focus more on prevention than on care.  It acknowledged the need for better evidence to support this shift.

Also highlighted in the Otago University’s blog is the emphasis on mental health as the “single most important determinant of individual happiness.”

Read the full report here.  Or read the Public Health Expert blog here.


Entered: 24 September 2013



What is HP

In March 2013 an online survey was emailed to the Health Promotion Forum’s database, networks and reference groups to gain baseline data on the current knowledge of and implementation of the Nga Kaiakatanga Hauora mo Aotearoa Health Promotion Competencies for Aotearoa New Zealand 2012 amongst the health promotion workforce.


105 responses were collated from a variety of organisations and individuals.


The collated responses will inform the development of work to support the implementation of the competencies amongst the workforce.

Easy to read, colourful survey report can be found here.