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Passionate about health promotion: the Health Promotion Forum 10 years on and growing (Adapted from an article in the Health Promotion Forum newsletter, Issue 40, April 1997, updated February 2009.) In 1986, the five strands of the Ottawa Charter became the international guiding principles of health promotion practice. In New Zealand these, combined with Te Tiriti of Waitangi, became the foundations on which health promotion practice was to develop. In 1983 Professor Lawrence Green, regarded as one of the leading lights in health promotion, was brought to New Zealand bySEE DETAILS

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Maori health promotion, News

It’s time to start filling your kete at our first webishop for the year, which will explore what it looks like to be a Treaty-based organisation.‘Every day is Waitangi Day’ features Te Kaha o te Whānau – a mainstream organisation working in the heart of South Auckland.The webishop will be held on Thursday, February 14 from 11am to 12.30pmGuest speaker Wati Waru (Te Rarawa) recently joined the team at Te Kaha o te Whānau as a facilitator and co-developer of ‘Awhina’ – a whanau-resilience model that empowers families to developSEE DETAILS

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A health and wellbeing programme designed to support rangatahi to enhance their hauora and develop a sense of identity and belonging was successfully delivered by Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki in Thames High School last term.Phusion, which is a collaborative programme working alongside schools and various youth support services and other community health providers, is “interactive, challenging and fun”, says Mahinaarangi Skipper, Kaikōkiri – Iwi Health Promoter (Sexual Health). Ms Skipper says after participating in the programme Rangatahi will be able to demonstrate knowledge in Nga Taonga Takaro and participate inSEE DETAILS </...

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Experts, News

Professor Fran Baum, one of Australia’s leading researchers on the social and economic determinants of health has been quite vocal recently about the importance of a ‘social vaccine’ to rebuild a fairer and more sustainable world post Covid-19.Hauora asked Prof Baum who is the Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor of Public Health at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia to explain about what the vaccine is and how it would work.We also asked the foundation Director of the Southgate Institute of Health, Society and Equity about the role of health promoters in helping toSEE DETAILS ...

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Grant Berghan brings a wealth of experience to his new role as CEO of the Public Health Association of NZ.Mr Berghan who was in public health for 25 years is from the Tai Tokerau region with whakapapa links to Ngapuhi, Ngati Wai and Te Rarawa iwi. He has extensive experience in the health and labour market sectors, and more recently has been involved in regional economic development activity in Northland.Hauora asked Mr Berghan who joined PHANZ in October about his decision to return to the public health field, what someSEE DETAILS

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Community, News

“Otara Health (OH) walks its talk and strives to encourage the organisations in the systems across all the sectors to lower their barriers to work better together.”OH’s Operations Manager Mark Simiona made the comment in an interview with HPF’s Hauora newsletter to discuss the impact the Covid-19 crisis has had on the organisation’s services and what are some of its current major collaborative projects.Hauora: Can you please tell us about one or two current ‘health promotion’ initiatives/collaborative efforts that Otara Health (OH) is engaging in to build a healthier communitySEE DETAILS ...

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