Registrations open for Pasifika workshop

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 can register for this workshop, described by past participants as “vital for those working with Pacific communities,” and “thought-provoking” here. As an HPF member you will qualify for a substantial discount, so if you’re not a member yet join now.

Dr Viliami Puloka, pictured in Tonga, will be running the workshop in Rotorua next month.

HPF’s Pacific Strategist and workshop facilitator, Dr Viliami Puloka said ways to help empower Pasifika peoples to achieve wellbeing and health and to move from knowledge to action will be examined at the workshop.

He said the aim is to have participants emerge from the workshop not only more knowledgeable about the magnitude and impact of NCDs (Non-Communicable Diseases), but better equipped and more competent to convey the information and help their communities in a culturally appropriate way. “Health promotion is all about empowering and enabling people to put all their knowledge and skills into action.” The workshop is primarily designed for health workers working with Pacific communities. Pacific community leaders and non-Pacific health workers who are working with Pacific communities are encouraged to join the workshop. Contact Emma Frost for further information on or 09 300 3734 A venue has yet to be confirmed.