Exploring health promotion after Covid-19
A webinar that will explore what health promotion might look like after the Covid-19 pandemic will be held next week on Tuesday, June 23 from 11.00am to 12.30pm. ‘Covid-19 Level 1: Navigating the future of health promotion in Aotearoa NZ’ will be presented by HPF’s Executive Director Sione Tu’itahi and will feature Professor Louise Signal, a Director of the Health Promotion and Policy Research Unit at the University of Otago, Wellington. To register for this webinar, for which the fee has been waived, CLICK HERE. The webinar will also examine Covid-19 and planetary health in light of the Legacy Statements of the 2019 World Health Conference on Health that was held in Rotorua a year ago. The statements call on the global community to urgently act to promote planetary health and sustainable development for all, now and for the sake of future generations. They also call to make space for and privilege Indigenous peoples’ voices and Indigenous knowledges in taking action with us to promote the health of Mother Earth and sustainable development for the benefit of all. A third speaker will soon be confirmed. About the Speakers Professor Louise Signal Professor Signal is a Director of the Health Promotion and Policy Research Unit at the University of Otago, Wellington. She has worked and done research in the field of health promotion for over 30 years in a range of roles, including Senior Advisor (Health Promotion) for the New Zealand Ministry of Health. Louise is a social scientist with a PhD in Community Health from the University of Toronto. She was the Regional Director of the South West Pacific Region of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE), 2013-2019. Sione Tu’itahi Educator, author and health promoter, Sione is the Executive Director of the Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand, and the Global Vice-President (Communications) of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE), 2019-2022. His leadership was instrumental in bringing the IUHPE World Conference 2019 to Rotorua, Aotearoa New Zealand for the first time. He was named Public Health Association NZ, Public Health Champion for 2019.