Short course ‘...

Do you want to be empowered with new tools for your kete as a health promoter? Do you want to broaden your knowledge of the determ...

Authentic commitment...

A webishop that will help you and your team build your Te Tiriti o Waitangi competencies is now ready to view on our YouTube chann...

Gagana Samoa foundat...

TALOFA LAVA! We’re celebrating Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa – Samoa Language Week this week and reflect on how vital language is...

Commit to quit

It’s @WorldSmokefreeDay today, and we urge you if you’re a smoker to stub out the habit and if you’re not, do all you can to encou...

Dame Cindy Kiro firs...

HPF congratulates Dame Cindy Kiro on her appointment as Governor-General of Aotearoa New Zealand.Dame Cindy is the first wahine Mā...

Have your say in sha...

If you’d like to have your say on proposed actions to achieve the Smokefree 2025 goal, and help inform the development of the Smok...

Short course empower...

Students who wrapped up the short course in health promotion last Friday (May 14) described the course as stimulating, empowering,...

SIr Mason to help se...

HPF is thrilled that Sir Mason Durie has been appointed by the Government to lead a group that will ensure the new Māori  gives Mā...

Health Coalition Aot...

HPF congratulates Jenn Lawless on her appointment as the new Executive Director for Health Coalition Aotearoa. Ms Lawless, wh...

Planetary health imp...

Join us for a webishop on June 17 to examine how Māori should focus on their wellbeing first, while they can also contribute to th...

Healthcare system re...

HPF has welcomed Government’s plans to revamp and strengthen the healthcare system to provide more equitable and better health car...

ACT now to protect our planet

Today on Earth Day (April 22) we urge you to take action to protect our precious planet and demonstrate our support for environmen...

World Health Day cam...

Today on World Health Day we urge you to accept the invite from the World Health Organisation (WHO) to join a year-long new global...

Webishops get encour...

The response from participants to the first three webishops in a series of webishops HPF is offering throughout the year to discus...

Anti-racism posters ...

The four winning posters of the Aotearoa Poster Competition, which was launched last year in response to anti-Chinese sentiments t...

Taitamariki wellbein...

A project led by the Whangārei South healthcare locality, one of six localities being set up by HPF member Mahitahi Hauora across ...

Answering the call f...

Dr Kate Morgaine has worked professionally in health promotion for about 15 or so years and is an academic (teaching and research)...

Health promotion &#8...

Dr Grace Wong has been an avid health promoter for many years and is a leading advocate for tobacco control in Aotearoa. A part-ti...

Water too precious to waste

Today we celebrate World Water Day and what water means to us, its true value and how we can better protect this vital resource.Wa...

Language vital for P...

HPF commends Government’s efforts in helping to reverse the decline in the use of Pacific languages.According to comparisons from ...

Boost your health pr...

Boost your skills in health promotion and apply now to snap up one of the few remaining spots for HPF’s short course in health pro...

Forest protection fo...

Today is World Wildlife Day and HPF urges you to join global efforts to raise awareness of the need to step up the fight to establ...

Putting the spotligh...

A webishop that will put the spotlight on the magnitude and impact of diabetes and obesity among Pacific peoples in Aotearoa will ...

Webishop to feature ...

Dr Trevor Hancock has been a mover and shaker in public health for more than 30 years.The guest speaker at HPF’s webishop ‘N...

Waitangi Day a time ...

HPF joins the rest of the nation today (Sat FEb 6) to commemorate Waitangi Day and reflect on our nationhood and national identity...

Time to pay attention!

Don’t miss out on your chance to hear from and interact with internationally recognised leader in health promotion Dr Trevor Hanco...

Scholarships up for grabs

HPF is running a competition to give you the chance to win one of three scholarships for our first webishop of the year. And with ...

Short course open fo...

Apply now for HPF’s short course in health promotion and go into the New Year with a better understanding of the role and importan...

Webishop to explore ...

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 Treat...

Social vaccine vital...

Professor Fran Baum, one of Australia’s leading researchers on the social and economic determinants of health has been quite...

News

Short course ‘highly recommended’

June 16, 2021

Do you want to be empowered with new tools for your kete as a health promoter? Do you want to broaden your knowledge of the determinants of health, th...

Competencies

Authentic commitment to Te Tiriti key message of webishop

June 10, 2021

A webishop that will help you and your team build your Te Tiriti o Waitangi competencies is now ready to view on our YouTube channel at https://youtu....

News

Gagana Samoa foundation of Pacific wellbeing

June 1, 2021

TALOFA LAVA! We’re celebrating Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa – Samoa Language Week this week and reflect on how vital language is to the wellbeing of...

News

Commit to quit

May 31, 2021

It’s @WorldSmokefreeDay today, and we urge you if you’re a smoker to stub out the habit and if you’re not, do all you can to encourage, help and suppo...

News

Dame Cindy Kiro first Māori woman to be Governor-General

May 25, 2021

HPF congratulates Dame Cindy Kiro on her appointment as Governor-General of Aotearoa New Zealand.Dame Cindy is the first wahine Māori to hold this rol...

News

Have your say in shaping a smokefree Aotearoa

May 25, 2021

If you’d like to have your say on proposed actions to achieve the Smokefree 2025 goal, and help inform the development of the Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 ...

News

Short course empowers and enlightens students

May 19, 2021

Students who wrapped up the short course in health promotion last Friday (May 14) described the course as stimulating, empowering, eye-opening and enl...

News

SIr Mason to help set up Māori Health Authority

May 8, 2021

HPF is thrilled that Sir Mason Durie has been appointed by the Government to lead a group that will ensure the new Māori  gives Māori a voice and infl...

News

Health Coalition Aotearoa welcomes new ED

May 6, 2021

HPF congratulates Jenn Lawless on her appointment as the new Executive Director for Health Coalition Aotearoa. Ms Lawless, who was the Strategic ...

News

Planetary health impact on Māori to be explored

April 29, 2021

Join us for a webishop on June 17 to examine how Māori should focus on their wellbeing first, while they can also contribute to the wellbeing of human...

Maori

Healthcare system reforms welcomed

April 22, 2021

HPF has welcomed Government’s plans to revamp and strengthen the healthcare system to provide more equitable and better health care for all New Zealan...

Environment

ACT now to protect our planet

April 22, 2021

Today on Earth Day (April 22) we urge you to take action to protect our precious planet and demonstrate our support for environmental protection.With ...

News

World Health Day campaign aims to eliminate health inequities

April 7, 2021

Today on World Health Day we urge you to accept the invite from the World Health Organisation (WHO) to join a year-long new global campaign to elimina...

News

Webishops get encouraging feedback

March 31, 2021

The response from participants to the first three webishops in a series of webishops HPF is offering throughout the year to discuss topical issues in ...

News

Anti-racism posters join Te Papa collection

March 31, 2021

The four winning posters of the Aotearoa Poster Competition, which was launched last year in response to anti-Chinese sentiments that arose out of Cov...

Community

Taitamariki wellbeing a priority

March 30, 2021

A project led by the Whangārei South healthcare locality, one of six localities being set up by HPF member Mahitahi Hauora across Te Tai Tokerau, is g...

Experts

Answering the call for social justice and equity

March 30, 2021

Dr Kate Morgaine has worked professionally in health promotion for about 15 or so years and is an academic (teaching and research) in Te Tari Hauora T...

Community

Health promotion ‘most optimistic of health professions’

March 30, 2021

Dr Grace Wong has been an avid health promoter for many years and is a leading advocate for tobacco control in Aotearoa. A part-time senior lecturer i...

News

Water too precious to waste

March 22, 2021

Today we celebrate World Water Day and what water means to us, its true value and how we can better protect this vital resource.Water is under threat ...

News

Language vital for Pacific peoples’ wellbeing

March 18, 2021

HPF commends Government’s efforts in helping to reverse the decline in the use of Pacific languages.According to comparisons from Census 2013 to Censu...

News

Boost your health promotion skills

March 17, 2021

Boost your skills in health promotion and apply now to snap up one of the few remaining spots for HPF’s short course in health promotion, in Auckland,...

News

Forest protection focus of wildlife day

March 3, 2021

Today is World Wildlife Day and HPF urges you to join global efforts to raise awareness of the need to step up the fight to establish a safe and susta...

News

Putting the spotlight on diabetes

February 25, 2021

A webishop that will put the spotlight on the magnitude and impact of diabetes and obesity among Pacific peoples in Aotearoa will be held by HPF on Ma...

Experts

Webishop to feature world leader in health promotion

February 10, 2021

Dr Trevor Hancock has been a mover and shaker in public health for more than 30 years.The guest speaker at HPF’s webishop ‘No health without a h...

News

Waitangi Day a time for reflection

February 6, 2021

HPF joins the rest of the nation today (Sat FEb 6) to commemorate Waitangi Day and reflect on our nationhood and national identity. It’s also an oppor...

News

Time to pay attention!

February 4, 2021

Don’t miss out on your chance to hear from and interact with internationally recognised leader in health promotion Dr Trevor Hancock at HPF’s next web...

News

Scholarships up for grabs

January 28, 2021

HPF is running a competition to give you the chance to win one of three scholarships for our first webishop of the year. And with Waitangi Day just ar...

News

Short course open for enrolments

January 28, 2021

Apply now for HPF’s short course in health promotion and go into the New Year with a better understanding of the role and importance of health promoti...

Maori health promotion

Webishop to explore concept of Treaty-based organisations

January 21, 2021

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...

Experts

Social vaccine vital to rebuild post-Covid, says Prof Fran Baum

December 10, 2020

Professor Fran Baum, one of Australia’s leading researchers on the social and economic determinants of health has been quite vocal recently abou...

News

‘Now’s the time to make a difference’

December 10, 2020

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 y...

Community

Otara Health committed to health and wellbeing of community

December 10, 2020

“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 bet...

News

Webishop to focus on diabetes among Pacific peoples

December 3, 2020

A webishop that will focus on obesity and diabetes putting them on par with suicide, mental health, teenage pregnancy and drug and alcohol abuse will ...

News

Climate change emergency ‘acknowledges next generation’

December 3, 2020

HPF applauds the move by the Government this week to declare a climate change emergency.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who made the declaration yesterd...

News

Hui to connect public health leaders

November 25, 2020

Public health leaders will connect and share expertise and experience at Te Ara Pounamu: a population health virtual hui organised by The Health Promo...

News

World must listen to voices of young people

November 19, 2020

On November 20 we’re celebrating #WorldChildren’sDay by listening to the voices of children and young people. Our youth will be living with the ...

News

AGM: Challenging, but rewarding year for HPF

November 12, 2020

HPF’s resilience and hard work during what has been a challenging year was acknowledged at our first online Annual General Meeting today. Board Chairp...

News

Call to support Kiwis living with diabetes

November 11, 2020

This month is Diabetes Action Month and HPF is encouraging Aotearoa to take action to understand and support Kiwis living with diabetes and to learn m...

Competencies

Learn to navigate both worlds

November 10, 2020

A webishop that aims to give a basic introduction of the contrasting philosophies of te ao Māori and te ao Pākeha in relation to health and wellbeing ...

News

New CEO congratulated

November 3, 2020

HPF congratulates Grant Berghan on his appointment as the new CEO of the Public Health Association of NZ (PHANZ). Mr Berghan who is from the Tai Toker...

News

Key issues, asks ahead of election

October 15, 2020

On September 16, 170 health professionals from across New Zealand attended the Health Coalition Aotearoa Political e-Forum to hear six of the politica...

News

Community voices vital

October 15, 2020

In the build-up to the election and with obesity in the spotlight over the past week, Professor Boyd Swinburn, one of the world’s leading obesity and ...

Experts

Governments must not return to business as usual after Covid, says Sir Michael Marmot

October 15, 2020

HPF caught up with leading global advocate for action on the social determinants of health and health inequalities, Sir Michael Marmot recently to get...

Maori

Reflecting on a decade with HPF

October 15, 2020

The significant contribution that Trevor Simpson has made over the past decade to HPF, Maori health promotion and the world was reflected on at a fare...

News

HPF’s Co-Deputy Executive Director to take up leading Māori role at PHARMAC

October 7, 2020

After leading Māori health promotion for more than 10 years, the Health Promotion Forum’s Co-Deputy Executive Director Trevor Simpson will be the inau...

News

AGM to be held online

October 5, 2020

Are you willing and able to steer the direction of Health Promotion in Aotearoa? If so, HPF has got governance roles for you! There will be four vacan...

News

Reinventing health promotion for the current era

September 29, 2020

The possibility of a new type of health promotion centred on community, will be discussed at a webinar from 11am – 12.30pm on the 14th of next month. ...

News

Reimagining wellbeing

September 22, 2020

Kiwis are being encouraged during Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) to reflect on the challenges the nation has faced together in 2020 and to reimag...

Maori

Celebrating Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

September 15, 2020

“Ko taku reo tāku ohooho, ko taku reo tāku māpihi mauria.” Koinei tētahi o ngā whakataukī ka pēnei mai te Māori. E ai ki ngā korero, ki nga whakaaro h...

News

Webinar to boost Pacific health promotion

September 15, 2020

The re-emergence of Covid-19 in the community in Auckland has put the Pacific community in the spotlight, uncovering the inequities of several decades...

News

Call for action

September 9, 2020

This week is The global Week for Action on NCDs (Non-communicable diseases) and HPF is calling on individuals and communities to join the movement to ...

News

Literacy Day more relevant than ever

September 8, 2020

HPF is encouraging Kiwis to mark World Literacy Day today, which is more relevant than ever, as it focuses on the role of educators and changing teach...

News

Mental wellbeing vital

September 3, 2020

Mental Health Awareness Week this month is an opportunity to reflect on, and redefine and rediscover what wellbeing looks like, during COVID-19 and be...

News

Boost your approach to Pacific health

August 27, 2020

A webinar to help you be more effective in your work with Pacific communities, especially during Covid-19, will be hosted by HPF on Friday, September ...

News

New DHB boss makes history

August 26, 2020

HPF congratulates Keriana Brooking on her appointment as the first Māori wahine Chief Executive of the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board. Ms Brooking,...

News

Wellbeing focus of Conservation Week

August 19, 2020

New Zealanders are being encouraged this week, which is Conservation Week/ Te Wiki Tiaki Ao Tūroa, to boost their health and wellbeing by looking at a...

News

Indigenous people’s role during Covid-19 recognised

August 8, 2020

The crucial role of indigenous people’s knowledge, voice and wisdom during and after Covid-19 is being recognised on the International Day of the Worl...

Maori

New action plan to boost Māori health and wellbeing

August 4, 2020

A new action plan that will help to achieve better health outcomes for Māori has been welcomed by HPF. Whakamaua: Māori Health Action Plan 2020-2025 i...

Maori

Mātauranga Framework positive

July 28, 2020

The launch by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) of its Mātauranga Framework is a positive step towards recognising the role of indigenous k...

News

Webinars to launch from next month

July 24, 2020

HPF’s workshops for the professional development of your staff will commence next month in the form of webinars. The first webinar “Key aspects of eff...

News

Pregnancy warning labels on alcohol now mandatory

July 23, 2020

A 20-year battle has finally ended after Australian and New Zealand Ministers voted to make it mandatory for alcohol producers to include the world’s ...

News

HPF’s Pacific strategist to teach new uni paper

July 21, 2020

A new paper being introduced in September by the University of Otago for those working with Pacific peoples and communities will be taught by HPF’s Se...

News

Pacific plan ‘encouraging’

July 17, 2020

A new Pacific health action plan’s cross-governmental approach to addressing not only diseases, but the underlying determinants of health such as educ...

News

Māori astronomer wins top science prize

July 7, 2020

A Tūhoe astronomer, well-known for his work in helping to elevate the understanding of Matariki as a significant occasion for New Zealanders, is the f...

News

Medical journal to tackle racism

July 2, 2020

One of the world’s best-known general medical journals The Lancet is producing a series of academic papers to centre the complex challenges of racism ...

News

Pacific community united during Covid

July 1, 2020

Unity, effective leadership, clear communication and collaboration were highlighted in a webinar run by HPF as some of the key factors that helped boo...

News

Looking through a Pacific lens

June 25, 2020

What we can do as a group/community to better support our whanau in health and economic situations such as the Covid-19 pandemic will be discussed at ...

News

Pandemic offers chance for a ‘big reset’

June 24, 2020

The pivotal role of health promotion and public health in helping to fight Covid-19, the renewed focus on the importance of planetary health and the c...

News

Exploring health promotion after Covid-19

June 17, 2020

A webinar that will explore what health promotion might look like after the Covid-19 pandemic will be held next week on Tuesday, June 23 from 11.00am ...

News

HPF welcomes review

June 17, 2020

The publication of a report this week recommending some of the most wide-sweeping reforms to New Zealand’s healthcare in a generation has been welcome...

News

Fonua Ola useful tool for family resilience

June 4, 2020

A webinar exploring how the Pacific model Fonua Ola can be adapted as a tool for building Pacific family strengths and resilience, to help address pla...

News

Feedback from forum invaluable

May 28, 2020

The feedback from members of HPF who participated in our second online forum recently provided some valuable information on the key factors that kept ...

News

Lessons learned from Covid-19

May 28, 2020

The fourth in a series of webinars being run by HPF will focus on the positive outcomes and lessons learned from the Covid-19 pandemic. The webinar to...

News

Webinars now up on YouTube

May 26, 2020

HPF has posted the latest in a series of webinars, to inform and provide guidance for your organisations and the community during these challenging ti...

News

Resource outlines valuable strategies

May 6, 2020

HPF has another useful resource for health promoters and communities that can help with managing the Covid-19 challenge. The resource is just as relev...

Global

COVID-19 a planetary health issue, says expert

April 20, 2020

HPF caught up with public health physician and leading authority on planetary health and health promotion, Professor Anthony Capon to get his views on...

Maori

Health promoter isolated in Matakohe

April 20, 2020

When HPF’s Executive Director, Trevor Simpson and his wife Vanessa decided to make a radical change to their career-based lifestyle, sell up and take ...

News

Former chair reflects on highlights

April 20, 2020

Last November (2019) former board chair Zoe Hawke was farewelled by HPF after completing her three terms. Upon her departure Hauora Newsletter asked M...

News

Health promotion crucial to facing challenges

April 20, 2020

Health promotion is sorely needed in a world full of challenges, particularly in the COVID-19 context, says Dr Richard Egan in an interview with Hauor...

News

HPF offers new tool for families

April 2, 2020

While we all stay at home in a bid to halt the spread of Covid-19 and to save lives, our primary focus during these challenging and for many, stressfu...

News

HPF on hand to support you

March 23, 2020

To our HPF members, other partners, and our health promotion workforce and community at the national and international level In this fast-changing env...

News

Course closed for health and wellbeing

March 20, 2020

For the health and wellbeing of existing and potential participants we have decided to cancel until further notice our Certificate of Achievement cour...

News

Workshops cancelled

March 19, 2020

We fully support all measures that the Ministry of Health has taken in order to safeguard our country from Covid-19. For the same purpose, we have dec...

News

Board welcomes new members

March 17, 2020

Health promotion acumen, good governance, indigenous knowledge and leadership are some of the collective competencies that our new Board members have ...

Global

Study reveals climate change impact on global wellbeing

March 11, 2020

A wide-ranging UN climate report released yesterday (March 10) shows that climate change is having a major effect on all aspects of the environment as...

Maori

Tweet inspires anti-racism event

March 6, 2020

An inaugural anti-racism, Te Tiriti o Waitangi and decolonisation online and offline open-access event to be held this month was inspired by a tweet f...

News

Registrations open for Pasifika workshop

March 5, 2020

The importance of health promotion for Pacific communities will be the focus of HPF’s Pasifika Health Promotion workshop in Rotorua on April 3. You ca...

News

HPF Executive Director speaks at Adelaide symposium

February 25, 2020

Human rights, social justice, rights of ethnic minorities and indigenous peoples, the health of our planet, and advancing a form of development that w...

Competencies

Accreditation framework to enhance health promotion

February 20, 2020

To further enhance the efficacy of health promotion, HPF is leading the development of an accreditation framework for health promoters and providers i...

News

Pacific health focus of short course

February 17, 2020

More than 20 participants who attended a Pacific health course in Wellington on Monday, February 10 now have a better understanding of health issues f...

Maori

Waitangi Day a time for reflection

February 4, 2020

Waitangi Day on Thursday, February 6 marks 180 years since the signing of Te Tiriti O Waitangi (Treaty of Waitangi) and is a time to reflect on our na...

Diet

Faze out the fizz

February 4, 2020

The annual summer Fizz Free Whānau challenge has been laid down by Māori Public Health organisation and HPF member Hāpai Te Hauora. The chal...

Environment

Landmark ruling opens door for climate refugees

January 28, 2020

A historic ruling based on a complaint filed by a Pacific Islander in New Zealand has opened the door to climate-change asylum claims. The UN Human Ri...

News

Health promotion solutions to climate crisis focus of timely editorial

January 22, 2020

Constant media reports of raging bushfires, flash floods, super-charged storms, heatwaves and prolonged droughts are evidences of the catastrophic imp...

Diet

From plot to plate to person

January 15, 2020

The ‘3ps’ for good health. From plot to plate to person. By growing on the plot, you provide healthy kai on the plate for people and help the planet. ...

News

True Christmas spirit

December 16, 2019

A team from HPF took a trip to the Auckland City Mission’s distribution centre last Friday (Dec 13) to drop off food items collected by the staff to h...

Global

Planetary health at a local level

December 5, 2019

International health promotion leader Dr Trevor Hancock has helped put health on the agenda of thousands of cities and towns around the world. Dr Hanc...

Competencies

Response to course, workshops overwhelming

December 5, 2019

“People don’t care what you know until they know how much you care. It is about building relationships, seeing where people are at and not pushing you...

News

Past highlights set platform for bright future

December 5, 2019

Hauora sits with Executive Director Sione Tu’itahi to reflect on some of the highlights for the year including the outcomes of the 23rd International ...

Mental health

Major boost for mental health training

November 27, 2019

Up to 12,000 people will be trained in mental health and addictions issues over the next four years boosting health and wellbeing for more New Ze...

News

Stunning Summer School line-up

November 20, 2019

Otago University’s Summer School will be bringing its popular Pacific Health course to Auckland for the first time on February 14 next year. The cours...

News

HPF reflects on success

November 15, 2019

HPF farewelled three outgoing board members and announced its new members at the Annual General Meeting in Auckland yesterday. (Thurs, Nov 14) Leaving...

Diet

Sugar warning issued at symposium

November 5, 2019

The addictiveness of sugar, the efficacy and political realities of sugar taxes, what corporate responsibility looks like, school and workplace interv...

Maori

Stats show speaking Te Reo protects against alcohol harm

November 1, 2019

A report into hazardous drinking in New Zealand reveals that Māori who drink alcohol and live in deprived circumstances are less likely to have a harm...

Maori

Māori leaders recognised

October 23, 2019

HPF commends a new initiative by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence to celebrate and recognise the caree...

Competencies

Workshop thought-provoking, say participants

October 22, 2019

Thought-provoking, motivational and well-presented was just some of the feedback from participants at HPF’s Pasifika Health Promotion workshop at the ...

Community

Call to boost health literacy

October 17, 2019

“Helping people and community to be health literate is enabling and empowering people to be confident, informed and engaged in decisions that influenc...

Competencies

Attendance at short course encouraged

October 9, 2019

Students who completed HPF/MIT’s short course in Kaitaia, in the far North last week say they have gained a new-found enthusiasm for their work in the...

Environment

Pacific environment focus of symposium

October 8, 2019

HPF’s Executive Director, Sione Tu’itahi joined a panel of speakers, who are passionate and committed to helping Pacific people combat climate change,...

News

Women in Pacific play vital agricultural role

October 4, 2019

The leading role of women in agriculture throughout the Pacific must be recognised and supported says the Deputy Prime Minister of Samoa Fiame Naomi M...

Environment

Oceans and ice bear brunt of climate change

October 2, 2019

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report highlights the urgency of prioritizing timely, ambitious and coordinated ac...

Competencies

Building relationships focus of workshop

September 26, 2019

“People don’t care what you know until they know how much you care. It is about building relationships, seeing where people are at and not pushing you...

Mental health

Exploring way to wellbeing

September 24, 2019

The Health Promotion Forum is encouraging New Zealanders to participate in Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) which started yesterday (September 23)....

Environment

Protecting nature priority for conservation week

September 19, 2019

This year we’re celebrating 50 years of Conservation Week (Te Wiki Tiaki Ao Tūroa), a time to not only get involved in activities at home or at the ma...

News

Tu’itahi ‘humbled’ to receive Health Champion Award

September 12, 2019

Congratulations to HPF’s Executive Director Sione Tu’itahi who received the 2019 Public Health Champion Award of the Public Health Association of New ...

News

Feedback sought on accreditation process

September 3, 2019

HPF is making good progress on the establishment of a national accreditation organisation (NAO), under the global accreditation framework of the Inter...

News

Summit calls for action on SDGs

August 29, 2019

New Zealand like many other countries around the world is taking seriously the ambitious challenge to ramp up efforts to achieve the United Nations (U...

Global

Enhance health promotion knowledge online

August 21, 2019

With HPF’s online courses you can study at your own pace and time and from anywhere in the world. If you are already working in the field of health pr...

News

Call to support legacy documents

August 15, 2019

Leaders and organisations in the public health sector are being invited to use and support two legacy statements that were approved at the recent worl...

Competencies

Course an invaluable learning experience

August 8, 2019

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-la...

Evidence

Scabies back on radar

August 1, 2019

A symposium to highlight the seriousness of scabies and boost treatment of the disease will be held at the School of Population Health in Auckland on ...

News

Exposing future leaders to health promotion

July 9, 2019

HPF’s Dr Viliami Puloka encouraged Tongan tertiary students at their annual National Tertiary Students’ conference in Dunedin from July 3 to 8 t...

News

Pacific workshop reignites enthusiasm

July 4, 2019

Participants emerged from the Pacific Health Promotion workshop at EastBay REAP, Whakatane last month with a renewed sense of vigour. Feedback from th...

News

STIR raises key concerns in submissions to Govt

June 24, 2019

STIR (Stop Institutional Racism) has made two submissions to the Government on Health & Disability Workforce Strategic Priorities and the Health S...

News

Rotorua mayor keen to explore healthy city initiative

April 11, 2019

The Mayor of Rotorua has agreed to explore further the idea of Rotorua becoming a healthy city. Steve Chadwick told delegates at the closing of the 23...

News

Maori leaders take centre-stage

April 11, 2019

IUHPE2019 Rotorua put Māori culture on the world stage. Māori culture was woven through the 23 rd International Union for Health Promotion and Educati...

News

Salesa launches global health conference

April 10, 2019

It is vital to improve planetary health and achieve sustainable development for all says the Associate Minister for Health, Jenny Salesa.Mrs Salesa ma...

News

Leaving a legacy

March 4, 2019

A general legacy document and an inaugural indigenous legacy document are being drafted for the conference. The general statement will capture the ess...

News

New CE for PHA congratulated

March 4, 2019

HPF congratulates Dr Prudence Stone on her appointment as Chief Executive of the Public Health Association (PHA). Dr Stone (Pictured left with Lee Tuk...

News

Smoking ban in cars with kids welcomed

February 15, 2019

A new law that will be passed to ban smoking and vaping in cars carrying children has been welcomed by health advocates who have been lobbying for leg...

News

Waitangi Day time to reflect

February 4, 2019

Wednesday, February 6 is Waitangi Day, a time to reflect on our past and present, but more importantly, the future of our nation, our relationship to ...

News

Fizz-free festival commended

January 18, 2019

The Health Promotion Forum of NZ has commended Waka Ama New Zealand for sticking to its fizzy drinks ban at its national championship festival this we...

Competencies

Symposium to promote health on campus

November 29, 2018

A one-day International Health Promoting Campuses Symposium will be held in Rotorua on April 7 from 10am to 4pm To be held just before the global conf...

Equality

Coalition to focus on health equity

November 29, 2018

To provide a collective voice and expert support for effective policies and actions to reduce the harm from tobacco, alcohol and unhealthy foods, a ne...

News

HPF leads development of accreditation framework

November 28, 2018

The development of an accreditation framework led by the Health Promotion Forum (HPF) to make health promotion a formal professional practice with a s...

News

Summer school offers great choices

November 21, 2018

The University of Otago’s 2019 Public Health Summer School programme which will offer an outstanding range of courses, including 16 new ones, next yea...

News

Pasifika workshop thought-provoking

October 25, 2018

The importance of health promotion for Pacific communities was emphasised at the Pasifika Health Promotion workshop in Christchurch on October 19. The...

News

New report issues stark warning

October 9, 2018

Limiting global warming to 1.5C would require urgent, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society according to a stark new report...

News

Wellbeing from knowing to doing

September 20, 2018

Looking at ways to help empower Pasifika peoples to achieve wellbeing and health – moving from knowledge to action – will be the main aim ...

Maori

He Rīpoata Karahipi – HPF Scholarship Report

September 13, 2018

I tēnei tau ka tū tētehi o ngā mahi whakapakari o HPF ki Tāmaki Makaurau, arā , ko tō mātou Certificate of Achievement in Introducing Health Promotion...

Maori

Kiwis urged to celebrate Te Reo Maori

September 11, 2018

All New Zealanders are being encouraged to take part in Māori Language Week which launched on September 10. Nau mai ki Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori – ...

News

Diabetes revelations stun delegates

August 29, 2018

As keynote speaker at the Pacific Wave Forum in Auckland from August 6 to 7 Dr Viliami Puloka showed findings that surpassed common perceptions of the...

News

Protection of indigenous peoples’ rights urged

August 9, 2018

Today is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and the spotlight is being shone on forced migration. This year’s theme focuses on ...

News

Pioneering study gives snapshot of food environments

July 26, 2018

A major cause of New Zealand’s high rates of obesity has been mapped in a world-first study from the University of Auckland. The study provides a full...

News

Join a network of change-makers

July 19, 2018

Hāpai Te Hauora in collaboration with Australian Progress is recruiting participants for this year’s Fellowship. Designed specifically for mid-senior ...

News

NZ walks the talk for world’s wellbeing

July 5, 2018

New Zealand is part of 23 countries walking the talk when it comes to pushing for effective climate action. The Declaration for Ambition on climate ch...

News

Course empowers participants

June 19, 2018

Empowering, informative, inspiring and interactive were just some of the enthusiastic comments from participants at the Pasifika Health Promotion work...

News

Group aims to boost indigenous health

June 14, 2018

A group launched in Switzerland last month is now ready to start forging a new path for improved indigenous health everywhere says the group’s Co-Chai...

News

‘Alcohol and schools don’t mix’

June 7, 2018

A report which outlines the harm caused by exposing children to alcohol at school fundraisers is a good move from a health promotion perspective says ...

News

Renewed focus on spirituality applauded

June 6, 2018

There is evidence that the attitude towards spirituality and health is changing says Health Promotion Forum’s deputy chair Richard Egan.   ...

News

Retreat a safe place to explore anti-racism

May 31, 2018

A residential weekend/retreat to explore anti-racism and our Tiriti o Waitangi responsibilities to Māori will be held in Auckland in November.   ...

News

Course a real eye-opener for students

May 24, 2018

  A great learning experience, an eye-opener and thoroughly enjoyable were some of the comments from participants who attended a health promotion...

News

Pasifika Health Promotion course invaluable

May 17, 2018

Registrations are open so get in quick for the chance to attend and boost your health promotion competency at the Pasifika Health Promotion Workshop i...

News

Māori identity focus of workshop

May 3, 2018

Maori identity is the key philosophy behind the Māori Concepts of Health Promotion workshop says the course facilitator and Deputy Executive Director ...

News

Call for abstracts open

April 26, 2018

You can now submit abstracts for the World Conference on Health Promotion that will be held in New Zealand next year. Submissions for the 23rd Interna...

News

Home gardening fuel for healthy living

April 25, 2018

“Let your garden be your health and your health be your garden”  By Dr Viliami Puloka, Senior Health Promotion Strategist New Zealand Health Promotion...

News

Whānau Ora Minister encourages collective effort to improve community wellbeing

April 19, 2018

Whānau Ora Minister Peeni Henare commended the collective effort of Maori and Pasifika providers to collaborate with families and whanau to improve th...

News

Nutrition key to positive aging

April 12, 2018

Evidence proving that eating the right food is vital for positive aging was the theme of a symposium for 100 health professionals at Massey University...

News

IUHPE calls for papers on Indigenous Health Promotion

March 12, 2018

Guest Editors: Dr. Heather Castleden  Canada Research Chair in Reconciling Relations for Health, Environments, and Communities, Queen’s University, Ca...

News

HPF and STIR celebrated the launch of Te Tiriti o Waitangi-based health promotion practice

January 29, 2018

HPF and STIR celebrated the launch of Te Tiriti o Waitangi-based health promotion practice yesterday at the Health Promotion Forum with a boutique gat...

News

Plans for world conference all go

June 12, 2017

April 2019 will be the month that the world health promotion community come to New Zealand. So diarise April 7-11, 2019, the dates for the World Healt...

News

Population Health Congress: Join With Us

June 11, 2017

The New Zealand Population Health Congress, scheduled to take place from 18-20 April 2018 in Auckland, has been postponed. The Congress Partner organi...

Experts

A few moments with Colin Tukuitonga

May 23, 2017

Without a doubt, a stand out figure from the global health, health promotion and public health sectors is Colin Tukuitonga.  Speaking from Noumea, Col...

News

New collaboration for planetary wellbeing

May 3, 2017

Health Promotion Forum (HPF) are part of the Planetary Wellbeing Coalition- a group passionate about supporting collective health promotion and public...

News

Ha’apai in the Kingdom of Tonga

May 3, 2017

HPF Senior Health Promotion Strategist Viliami Puloka is currently in Ha’apai in the Kingdom of Tonga supporting research for the University of Otago ...

News

Dr Viliami Puloka engaged an audience on Pasifika Health Promotion

March 15, 2017

Our Senior Health Promotion Strategist Dr Viliami Puloka has recently returned from Whakatane where he engaged an audience on Pasifika Health Promotio...

News

Western Pacific Action Plan on promoting health for sustainable development.

March 15, 2017

At the Health Promotion Forum we continue to invest in sector leadership both nationally and globally. Our Executive Director Sione Tu’itahi has just ...

News

College decries government decision to cut study funding

October 26, 2016

Proposed funding cuts to the longitudinal Growing Up in New Zealand study will drastically affect the study’s potential to improve the health of New Z...

News

RCEP patent clauses lack compassion says Public Health Association

October 21, 2016

The Public Health Association of New Zealand (PHA) is calling on New Zealand Government negotiators to oppose clauses in the Regional Comprehensive Ec...

Experts

Leaders pledge support for World Conference

June 29, 2016

Leaders pledge support for World Conference The leaders of two highly regarded international bodies have signalled their support of the next World Hea...

Global

Health Promotion Forum Wins Bid to Host World Conference

June 13, 2016

Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand – Runanga Whakapiki Ake i te Hauora o Aotearoa (HPF) has been successful in its bid to host the next World Confe...

Diet

‘Food choices influenced by price, quantity and taste’ – Health Star rating research

May 4, 2016

Consumer research by the Health Promotion Agency (HPA) has found food choices for people of all ethnicities are heavily influenced by price and specia...

Competencies

Research confirms global uniqueness of NZ Health Promotion Competencies

March 16, 2016

A Master’s Degree dissertation by HPF’s Senior Health Promotion Strategist Karen Hicks has upheld the widely held view that  the 2012 New Zealand Heal...

Case Studies

Taranaki students narrow health gap

February 10, 2016

In a bid to address health inequalities and the under-representation of Māori in health and disability services, Taranaki DHB is creating new career p...

News

Charter: call to action on health and wellbeing in tertiary education

November 26, 2015

A new charter is a call to action on health and wellbeing at tertiary education centres around the world.  The Okanagan Charter was produced in Octobe...

Evidence

Glowing review for new Michael Marmot book

October 17, 2015

A glowing review by Henry March was published this month in UK paper NewStatesman of Michael Marmot’s book The Health Gap: the Challenge of an U...

News

Northland health promoter campaigns for smokefree cars

October 9, 2015

campaigns for smokefree cars     Northland Health Provider Te Hiku Hauora is leading a campaign to encourage Government to legislate against...

Diet

Majority support for tax on sugary drinks

September 30, 2015

The majority of New Zealanders now support a tax on sugary drinks.  That is according to public health advisory group FIZZ (Fighting Sugar in Soft-dri...

Evidence

First New Zealand health promotion book

September 16, 2015

New Zealand’s first health promotion book was launched in Wellington on Friday 28 August 2015.   Edited by Associate Professor Louise Signal and ...

Equality

Indigenous health gap – social determinants key

July 29, 2015

A feature article on an Australian TV website has highlighted the issue of the indigenous health gap; an issue that echoes the situation of Māori here...

Exercise

Physical exercise linked to lower death rate

July 15, 2015

A paper published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine has found that boosting physical activity levels in elderly men seems to be as good for he...

Evidence

Scottish politicians seek multi-agency approach

January 14, 2015

  Scottish MPs (MSPs) have called for a multi-agency approach to tackle inequalities.  This follows the publication of the Report on Health Inequ...

Global

WHO calls for greater commitment to public health leadership

December 18, 2014

The World Health Organization (WHO) identified a need for the development of public health leadership at a conference in November.   The global body c...

Equality

“Inequalities stymie health gains for Polynesians”

December 15, 2014

  “Making inroads into the elimination of child poverty may just be the remedy we all need for the ever increasing costs to the health system. Ke...

Equality

Inequalities stymie health gains for Polynesians – Manawatu Standard

December 15, 2014

  “Making inroads into the elimination of child poverty may just be the remedy we all need for the ever increasing costs to the health system. Ke...

Case Studies

Chinese Women’s Wellness Community Group

December 8, 2014

A pilot sexual health training programme for Asian youth workers in 2012 provided invaluable insight into the best ways to reach Chinese youth with im...

Economics

Health professionals urge review of TPP

October 28, 2014

Health professionals are calling for a comprehensive health impact assessment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement to protect the health o...

News

‘Prescription for a Healthier NZ” – NZCPHM

October 13, 2014

A briefing by the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine (NZPCHM) for the incoming Health Minister focuses his attention on seven key issues: h...

News

NZ political parties state their position on institutional racism

September 13, 2014

All but one of all the political parties of New Zealand have responded to last month’s invitation, by the Institutional Racism Special Interest Group ...

Maori

“Mauri ora!” Strong endorsement of population health from Tariana Turia

July 15, 2014

Outgoing co-leader of the Maori Party, the Honourable Tariana Turia, signalled her support for public health and health promotion this week.  In a hea...

News

World’s first health promotion professional society in Aotearoa New Zealand

June 9, 2014

Sixteen people met in Auckland on Monday 9 June to ratify the founding constitution of the world’s first health promotion professional society. “This ...

Diet

Obesity worse than smoking for health impacts on Kiwis

June 8, 2014

The NZ College of Public Health Medicine is backing the New Zealand Medical Association’s call for more urgent and coordinated action on the country’s...

Diet

Call for global controls of food

May 20, 2014

Consumers International (CI) and World Obesity Federation (WOF) are calling on the international community to develop a global convention to fight die...

Diet

Call for global controls of food

May 20, 2014

Consumers International (CI) and World Obesity Federation (WOF) are calling on the international community to develop a global convention to fight die...

Global

Call for national governments to address determinants of health

May 1, 2014

An in-depth paper published in The Lancet this February urges policy makers to recognise and address global political determinants of health inequity....

Global

Call for national governments to address global political determinants of health

April 30, 2014

Commission on Global Governance for Health calls on national governments to address global political determinants An in-depth paper published in The L...

Economics

Ministry of Health renews its commitment to health promotion

March 18, 2014

    In a consultation draft published this month, the Ministry of Health (MoH) has renewed its commitment to health promotion as one of five...

News

Ministry of Health renews its commitment to health promotion

March 18, 2014

In a consultation draft published in 2013, the Ministry of Health (MoH) renewed its commitment to health promotion as one of five core functions for p...