HPF launches pilot online course: social determinants of health
From 16 April, the Health Promotion Forum is excited to offer an online course, introducing the social determinants of health: a foundation stone for the understanding of health promotion. This new mode of delivery will allow practitioners across Aotearoa New Zealand to continue their professional development in a convenient and inexpensive way. Icons for education for all, distance education, training and tutorials “We are conscious that those working in remote locations do not always have the resource to travel to the main centres for training,” says HPF Executive Director Sione Tu’itahi. “This approach supports flexible learning in your own home or workplace; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.” The course is a pilot of what is hoped to be a series of similar courses exploring and demystifying health promotion. Social determinants of health are the underlying ‘causes of the causes’ of health and wellbeing. They form a key foundation for the discipline and practice of health promotion. With a level four education classification, the course is suitable for learners of all levels. It is also relevant to a wide range of professionals, including those working in public and community health, social services, education and city and county councils. The course will involve approximately six hours of study: this includes time to read background material and watch video clips, as well as fulfilling course work. Registrations will remain open for just one month and participants will have 7 days from the date of their registration in which to complete it. It is being offered in collaboration with CLAD Services, a New Zealand company that specialises in online solutions for training. The course fees is $99.00, including GST.