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

Women’s issues

Diet

NZ’s childhood obesity needs ‘addressing urgently’

August 30, 2016

Action to reduce New Zealand’s alarming childhood obesity rate needs to focus on the physical and social environments we live in, says the New Zealand...

Case Studies

Plunket initiative to meet needs of Asian Mums

February 24, 2015

Plunket’s Asian strategy is expected to be implemented in July 2015.  The strategy addresses all  levels of the organisation, including the staff, vol...

Family and child

1000 days to get it right

December 30, 2014

The first 1000 days of a child’s life are critical to their long term development. One thousand days is also approximately the duration of one term of...

Family and child

2014 Child Poverty Monitor shows bold action needed

December 8, 2014

The 2014 Child Poverty Monitor released this month shows that reducing child poverty will require bold and sustained commitment from government. Child...

Economics

2014 Child Poverty Monitor shows bold action needed

December 8, 2014

The 2014 Child Poverty Monitor released this month shows that reducing child poverty will require bold and sustained commitment from government. Child...

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...

Family and child

Whanau Ora: a model for people around the world

February 4, 2014

  A speech to parliament on Wednesday 28 January 2014 by Minister Tariana Turia has highlighted the groundswell of support for Whanau Ora as a mo...

Family and child

Children’s Commissioner: “Prioritise child poverty in 2014 elections”

December 20, 2013

Children’s Commissioner: “Prioritise child poverty in 2014 elections” Children’s Commissioner Dr Russell Wills has called for child poverty to b...

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...

Family and child

Take the White Ribbon Pledge

November 11, 2013

  HPF Deputy Executive Director and White Ribbon Ambassador Trevor Simpson joined the call this month to New Zealanders to take the White Ribbon ...

Equality

Inquiry into the determinants of wellbeing for tamariki Māori

June 18, 2013

    Inquiry into the determinants of wellbeing for tamariki Māori.   A report, issued in December 2013 by the Māori Affairs Committee, ...

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...

Family and child

Strategies & Reports from the Ministry of Health

October 31, 2010

Publications The Ministry of Health has an extensive collection of publications about child health in New Zealand These include the 1998 Child HealthS...

Family and child

Ministry of Social Development

October 31, 2010

Children and Young People: Indicators of Wellbeing in New Zealand 2008 This the second indicator report published by MSD highlighting indicators of so...

Family and child

Strengthening the promotion of child health in NZ

October 28, 2010

Where Health Begins ‘New Zealand’s child health outcomes compare poorly internationally. In a 2009 report from the Organisation for Economic Co-...

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