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Webishop to focus on diabetes among Pacific peoples

A webishop that will focus on obesity and diabetes putting them on par with suicide, mental health, teenage pregnancy and drug and alcohol abuse will be held at on the 26th of this month.

‘Diabetes, Societal malady with individual responsibility’ follows on from Diabetes Action Month last month and will specifically discuss the magnitude and impact of diabetes and obesity among Pacific peoples in Aotearoa.

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The prevalence of diabetes in Maori and Pacific populations is around three times higher than among other New Zealanders.

NZ Aotearoa is a Pacific island with a growing, young and vibrant Pacific population, says HPF’s Dr Viliami Puloka who has a special interest in diabetes and obesity.

“Pacific peoples are shaping tomorrow for all of us. We must therefore address both life and livelihood disparities for all of us.”

Learning outcomes for the webishop:

  1. Learn and discuss the magnitude and impact of Diabetes and Obesity among Pacific peoples in Aotearoa
  2.  Scan the key socio-economic and political determinants of health and wellbeing for Pacific peoples
  3. check our individual and collective roles and responsibilities for health and wellbeing of our communities
  4. Explore culturally appropriate solutions with Health Promotion approaches. framing both Societal and Individual actions.
Enter our competition (see below) to go in to a draw to win three scholarships to attend this interactive and informative webishop.

You can view the full workshop, three phases of learning activities and workshop costs when you go to register.