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Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand Runanga Whakapiki Ake i te Hauora o Aotearoa

Plans for world conf...

April 2019 will be the month that the world health promotion community come to New Zealand. So diarise April 7-11, 2019, the dates...

Population Health Co...

The New Zealand Population Health Congress, scheduled to take place from 18-20 April 2018 in Auckland, has been postponed. The Con...

A few moments with C...

Without a doubt, a stand out figure from the global health, health promotion and public health sectors is Colin Tukuitonga.  Speak...

New collaboration fo...

Health Promotion Forum (HPF) are part of the Planetary Wellbeing Coalition- a group passionate about supporting collective health ...

Ha’apai in the Kingd...

HPF Senior Health Promotion Strategist Viliami Puloka is currently in Ha’apai in the Kingdom of Tonga supporting research for the ...

Dr Viliami Puloka en...

Our Senior Health Promotion Strategist Dr Viliami Puloka has recently returned from Whakatane where he engaged an audience on Pasi...

Western Pacific Acti...

At the Health Promotion Forum we continue to invest in sector leadership both nationally and globally. Our Executive Director Sion...

College decries gove...

Proposed funding cuts to the longitudinal Growing Up in New Zealand study will drastically affect the study’s potential to improve...

RCEP patent clauses ...

The Public Health Association of New Zealand (PHA) is calling on New Zealand Government negotiators to oppose clauses in the Regio...

Leaders pledge suppo...

Leaders pledge support for World Conference The leaders of two highly regarded international bodies have signalled their support o...

Health Promotion For...

Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand – Runanga Whakapiki Ake i te Hauora o Aotearoa (HPF) has been successful in its bid to host ...

‘Food choices ...

Consumer research by the Health Promotion Agency (HPA) has found food choices for people of all ethnicities are heavily influenced...

Research confirms gl...

A Master’s Degree dissertation by HPF’s Senior Health Promotion Strategist Karen Hicks has upheld the widely held view that  the 2...

Taranaki students na...

In a bid to address health inequalities and the under-representation of Māori in health and disability services, Taranaki DHB is c...

Charter: call to act...

A new charter is a call to action on health and wellbeing at tertiary education centres around the world.  The Okanagan Charter wa...

Glowing review for n...

A glowing review by Henry March was published this month in UK paper NewStatesman of Michael Marmot’s book The Health Gap: t...

Northland health pro...

campaigns for smokefree cars     Northland Health Provider Te Hiku Hauora is leading a campaign to encourage Government ...

Majority support for...

The majority of New Zealanders now support a tax on sugary drinks.  That is according to public health advisory group FIZZ (Fighti...

First New Zealand he...

New Zealand’s first health promotion book was launched in Wellington on Friday 28 August 2015.   Edited by Associate Professo...

Indigenous health ga...

A feature article on an Australian TV website has highlighted the issue of the indigenous health gap; an issue that echoes the sit...

Physical exercise li...

A paper published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine has found that boosting physical activity levels in elderly men seems ...

Scottish politicians...

  Scottish MPs (MSPs) have called for a multi-agency approach to tackle inequalities.  This follows the publication of the Re...

WHO calls for greate...

The World Health Organization (WHO) identified a need for the development of public health leadership at a conference in November....

“Inequalities ...

  “Making inroads into the elimination of child poverty may just be the remedy we all need for the ever increasing costs to t...

Inequalities stymie ...

  “Making inroads into the elimination of child poverty may just be the remedy we all need for the ever increasing costs to t...

Chinese Women’...

A pilot sexual health training programme for Asian youth workers in 2012 provided invaluable insight into the best ways to reach C...

Health professionals...

Health professionals are calling for a comprehensive health impact assessment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement to ...

‘Prescription ...

A briefing by the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine (NZPCHM) for the incoming Health Minister focuses his attention on...

NZ political parties...

All but one of all the political parties of New Zealand have responded to last month’s invitation, by the Institutional Racism Spe...

Certificate of Achie...

A recent evaluation of HPF’s Certificate of Achievement in Introducing Health Promotion – often referred to as the ‘short course’ ...

News

Plans for world conference all go

June 12, 2017

April 2019 will be the month that the world health promotion community come to New Zealand. So diarise April 7-11, 2019, the dates for the World Healt...

News

Population Health Congress: Join With Us

June 11, 2017

The New Zealand Population Health Congress, scheduled to take place from 18-20 April 2018 in Auckland, has been postponed. The Congress Partner organi...

Experts

A few moments with Colin Tukuitonga

May 23, 2017

Without a doubt, a stand out figure from the global health, health promotion and public health sectors is Colin Tukuitonga.  Speaking from Noumea, Col...

News

New collaboration for planetary wellbeing

May 3, 2017

Health Promotion Forum (HPF) are part of the Planetary Wellbeing Coalition- a group passionate about supporting collective health promotion and public...

News

Ha’apai in the Kingdom of Tonga

May 3, 2017

HPF Senior Health Promotion Strategist Viliami Puloka is currently in Ha’apai in the Kingdom of Tonga supporting research for the University of Otago ...

News

Dr Viliami Puloka engaged an audience on Pasifika Health Promotion

March 15, 2017

Our Senior Health Promotion Strategist Dr Viliami Puloka has recently returned from Whakatane where he engaged an audience on Pasifika Health Promotio...

News

Western Pacific Action Plan on promoting health for sustainable development.

March 15, 2017

At the Health Promotion Forum we continue to invest in sector leadership both nationally and globally. Our Executive Director Sione Tu’itahi has just ...

News

College decries government decision to cut study funding

October 26, 2016

Proposed funding cuts to the longitudinal Growing Up in New Zealand study will drastically affect the study’s potential to improve the health of New Z...

News

RCEP patent clauses lack compassion says Public Health Association

October 21, 2016

The Public Health Association of New Zealand (PHA) is calling on New Zealand Government negotiators to oppose clauses in the Regional Comprehensive Ec...

Experts

Leaders pledge support for World Conference

June 29, 2016

Leaders pledge support for World Conference The leaders of two highly regarded international bodies have signalled their support of the next World Hea...

Global

Health Promotion Forum Wins Bid to Host World Conference

June 13, 2016

Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand – Runanga Whakapiki Ake i te Hauora o Aotearoa (HPF) has been successful in its bid to host the next World Confe...

Diet

‘Food choices influenced by price, quantity and taste’ – Health Star rating research

May 4, 2016

Consumer research by the Health Promotion Agency (HPA) has found food choices for people of all ethnicities are heavily influenced by price and specia...

Competencies

Research confirms global uniqueness of NZ Health Promotion Competencies

March 16, 2016

A Master’s Degree dissertation by HPF’s Senior Health Promotion Strategist Karen Hicks has upheld the widely held view that  the 2012 New Zealand Heal...

Case Studies

Taranaki students narrow health gap

February 10, 2016

In a bid to address health inequalities and the under-representation of Māori in health and disability services, Taranaki DHB is creating new career p...

News

Charter: call to action on health and wellbeing in tertiary education

November 26, 2015

A new charter is a call to action on health and wellbeing at tertiary education centres around the world.  The Okanagan Charter was produced in Octobe...

Evidence

Glowing review for new Michael Marmot book

October 17, 2015

A glowing review by Henry March was published this month in UK paper NewStatesman of Michael Marmot’s book The Health Gap: the Challenge of an U...

News

Northland health promoter campaigns for smokefree cars

October 9, 2015

campaigns for smokefree cars     Northland Health Provider Te Hiku Hauora is leading a campaign to encourage Government to legislate against...

Diet

Majority support for tax on sugary drinks

September 30, 2015

The majority of New Zealanders now support a tax on sugary drinks.  That is according to public health advisory group FIZZ (Fighting Sugar in Soft-dri...

Evidence

First New Zealand health promotion book

September 16, 2015

New Zealand’s first health promotion book was launched in Wellington on Friday 28 August 2015.   Edited by Associate Professor Louise Signal and ...

Equality

Indigenous health gap – social determinants key

July 29, 2015

A feature article on an Australian TV website has highlighted the issue of the indigenous health gap; an issue that echoes the situation of Māori here...

Exercise

Physical exercise linked to lower death rate

July 15, 2015

A paper published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine has found that boosting physical activity levels in elderly men seems to be as good for he...

Evidence

Scottish politicians seek multi-agency approach

January 14, 2015

  Scottish MPs (MSPs) have called for a multi-agency approach to tackle inequalities.  This follows the publication of the Report on Health Inequ...

Global

WHO calls for greater commitment to public health leadership

December 18, 2014

The World Health Organization (WHO) identified a need for the development of public health leadership at a conference in November.   The global body c...

Equality

“Inequalities stymie health gains for Polynesians”

December 15, 2014

  “Making inroads into the elimination of child poverty may just be the remedy we all need for the ever increasing costs to the health system. Ke...

Equality

Inequalities stymie health gains for Polynesians – Manawatu Standard

December 15, 2014

  “Making inroads into the elimination of child poverty may just be the remedy we all need for the ever increasing costs to the health system. Ke...

Case Studies

Chinese Women’s Wellness Community Group

December 8, 2014

A pilot sexual health training programme for Asian youth workers in 2012 provided invaluable insight into the best ways to reach Chinese youth with im...

Economics

Health professionals urge review of TPP

October 28, 2014

Health professionals are calling for a comprehensive health impact assessment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement to protect the health o...

News

‘Prescription for a Healthier NZ” – NZCPHM

October 13, 2014

A briefing by the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine (NZPCHM) for the incoming Health Minister focuses his attention on seven key issues: h...

News

NZ political parties state their position on institutional racism

September 13, 2014

All but one of all the political parties of New Zealand have responded to last month’s invitation, by the Institutional Racism Special Interest Group ...

Competencies

Certificate of Achievement course highly valued: survey results

July 31, 2014

A recent evaluation of HPF’s Certificate of Achievement in Introducing Health Promotion – often referred to as the ‘short course’ – has revealed that ...

Maori

“Mauri ora!” Strong endorsement of population health from Tariana Turia

July 15, 2014

Outgoing co-leader of the Maori Party, the Honourable Tariana Turia, signalled her support for public health and health promotion this week.  In a hea...

News

World’s first health promotion professional society in Aotearoa New Zealand

June 9, 2014

Sixteen people met in Auckland on Monday 9 June to ratify the founding constitution of the world’s first health promotion professional society. “This ...

Diet

Obesity worse than smoking for health impacts on Kiwis

June 8, 2014

The NZ College of Public Health Medicine is backing the New Zealand Medical Association’s call for more urgent and coordinated action on the country’s...

Diet

Call for global controls of food

May 20, 2014

Consumers International (CI) and World Obesity Federation (WOF) are calling on the international community to develop a global convention to fight die...

Diet

Call for global controls of food

May 20, 2014

Consumers International (CI) and World Obesity Federation (WOF) are calling on the international community to develop a global convention to fight die...

Global

Call for national governments to address determinants of health

May 1, 2014

An in-depth paper published in The Lancet this February urges policy makers to recognise and address global political determinants of health inequity....

Global

Call for national governments to address global political determinants of health

April 30, 2014

Commission on Global Governance for Health calls on national governments to address global political determinants An in-depth paper published in The L...

Economics

Ministry of Health renews its commitment to health promotion

March 18, 2014

    In a consultation draft published this month, the Ministry of Health (MoH) has renewed its commitment to health promotion as one of five...

News

Ministry of Health renews its commitment to health promotion

March 18, 2014

In a consultation draft published in 2013, the Ministry of Health (MoH) renewed its commitment to health promotion as one of five core functions for p...

News

New Bachelor in Health Promotion

March 13, 2014

  UNITEC has this year launched a new Bachelor of Health and Social Development with a major in health promotion.  Offered at its Waitakere campu...

Equality

Worsened poverty figures prompt call for revised social security scheme

March 4, 2014

Child Poverty Action Group’s Associate Professor Susan St John has decried the Working for Families scheme and called for the correction of “the moral...

Equality

Worsened poverty figures prompt call for revised social security scheme

March 4, 2014

Child Poverty Action Group’s Associate Professor Susan St John has decried the Working for Families scheme and called for the correction of “the moral...

Diet

Healthy Families NZ just might work

February 11, 2014

  In an article in Public Health Monitor on 7 February, Prof Boyd Swinburn* took a look at the Australian initiative that has informed the Govern...

Equality

Call for action on Pacific Child Poverty – Dec 2013

December 12, 2013

Pacific health researchers called for a greater focus and action around Pacific children in their early years to break the cycle of poverty before thi...

Family and child

Monitor reveals a quarter of NZ children live in poverty

December 10, 2013

  The release, on Monday 9 December, of the first annual monitor of child poverty shows that one in four children in Aotearoa New Zealand live in...

Equality

Monitor reveals a quarter of NZ children live in poverty

December 10, 2013

The release, on Monday 9 December, of the first annual monitor of child poverty shows that one in four children* in Aotearoa New Zealand live in incom...

Economics

Strong economic case for health promotion

December 4, 2013

  A new policy summary, issued by the WHO (World Health Organisation) on 4 November, reveals substantial evidence to support the economic case fo...

Community

Tony Ryall considers funding community Health Promotion

December 2, 2013

  An article published in the 20 November edition of NZ Doctor suggests the Government may be considering funding a community based health promot...

Equality

Make inequality relevant to the broader public – article in The Press

October 31, 2013

  An article published in Christchurch’s The Press newspaper proposes the way we engage the broader public in the inequality debate is to make th...

Economics

New research in UK makes strong case for reduction in health inequalities

October 29, 2013

  Papers published this month in England, Wales and Scotland further support the case for a reduction in health inequalities. An article publishe...

Exercise

Study shows exercise as good as drugs in most cases

October 3, 2013

  A recent study shows that exercise is at least as good as most medications at preventing death from heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.  ...

Global

New Zealand health promotion held up as international best practice

September 30, 2013

Health promotion programmes in Aotearoa New Zealand were held up as models of best practice in August at the annual conference of the world’s most hig...

News

International recognition for NZ road safety resource

September 12, 2013

A New Zealand safe driving resource, “Just Another Saturday Night”, has received national and international recognition for its impactful message abou...

Family and child

Children’s health disparities require urgent action

August 13, 2011

Children’s health disparities require urgent action   “The large health disparities in the health status of New Zealand children, which hav...

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