Global, Video, What is HP
Two videos from the Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand (HPF) are receiving widespread praise – and calls for more – across the population health community in Aotearoa and the world. what-is-hp-video-screen-grab-1 Viewed by more than 750 people to date, What is Health Promotion? answers the vexed question for many about this much-misunderstood discipline, while Health Promotion Competencies introduces health promoters to a useful resource for developing their role. Renowned Professor and author John Raeburn commented “Really good.  Very succinct and to the point,” and, on a poignant note, he added;  “Ah, if only we could achieve that!” WHO’s Professor Margaret Barry – Head of World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Health Promotion commented: “There are very nicely produced short videos, which provide a useful snapshot of what Health Promotion practice is about and the skills and competencies that health promoters apply. They will be of interest to all those studying and working in Health Promotion and related areas globally.” University lecturers up and down Aotearoa, and from as far afield as Scotland, say they have added the videos to their teaching resources.  HPF hopes to produce more videos in the future.  Keep up to date on our videos by liking us on facebook or by e-mailing Barb to subscribe to our biannual newsletter Hauora.     19 March 2015 Jo Lawrence-King