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If you haven’t already registered for HPF’s short course in health promotion then now’s the time as you’ve only got a few weeks until the second-to-last course for the year launches in Kaitaia next month.

Block one of the Certificate of Achievement in Introducing Health Promotion short course will be held at Te Hiku Hauora from September 3 to 6 and block two from October 1 to 4.

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Past students have described the course which provides an introduction to the principles, concepts and practice of health promotion as a great learning experience, an eye-opener and invaluable in their day-to-day work.

Comments range from: “I have done some courses whereby Te Tiriti has been included and explained but not to this depth…” to “I now feel more confident to demonstrate my ability to solve expected day-to-day challenges in my community with parents and caregivers to improve health equity…”

“One student said: “Through connecting with other participants from different areas, I was able to see the breadth of public health and how it can be practised in Aotearoa.”

The course covers the meaning of health promotion, determinants of health, the application of Te Tiriti o Waitangi to health promotion, the Ottawa Charter, an overview of key health promotion strategies and skills, values and ethics and learning and study skills.

A limited number of scholarships may be available.