Broaden your health promotion knowledge

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN for our next ONLINE (Intake 2) Certificate of Achievement in Introducing Health Promotion (CoA) jointly offered by HPF and the Manukau Institute of Technology starting with BLOCK one from June 14 – 17. BLOCK two is from July 12 – 15.

Broaden your knowledge of the determinants of health, application of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Ottawa Charter to health promotion, and learn more about key health promotion strategies and skills, values and ethics. Build stronger knowledge of indigenous models and how to embed them into practice. Establish more networks in the health industry!

HPF’s Māori Health Promotion Strategist and course facilitator Mereana Te Pere says people who work in the health field should understand that health promotion is its own field and discipline.

“Health promotion is mistaken as handing out flyers and promoting events – but it is so much more than that. Health promotion is about ensuring wellness for everyone, and includes spirituality and the natural environment. It’s about identifying and addressing the big issues that affect health, and enabling communities to drive the strategies to achieve collective wellness,” says Mereana.

“Health promotion is exciting and relevant because we can all participate and contribute to protecting hauora. This course is an eye-opener for anyone working in health. It gives students a broader understanding of what health means in Aotearoa, and equips the learners with strategies and action plans to address the pressing issues we face today. If you think you know everything there is to know about health promotion, this course will challenge that theory in a fun, supportive and interactive way.”

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Mereana previously worked for The Department of Corrections within the prison system and as a Sport and Health Kaiako through Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.

She has worked predominantly in the education sector with Māori and rangatahi. Her professional and personal aspirations have centred around developing and advocating for strategies that achieve educational success for Māori, with a focus on supporting Māori learners disenfranchised from traditional methods of schooling and learning.   Her future goals are in elevating the skills and knowledge of the work force to better meet the health needs and rights of Māori communities and whānau. Through health promotion Mereana aims to enable Māori communities to achieve a more sustainable and better quality of life.