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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 webishop on February 17.

Dr Hancock who is based in Victoria, Canada will be the guest speaker at the webishop, ‘No health without a healthy planet’ on Feb 17.

“It’s only in the past few years that health promotion has started to pay serious attention to the ecological determinants of health and the concept of planetary health,” says Dr Hancock.

“But when the UN Secretary General says ‘the state of the planet is broken. Humanity is waging war on nature. This is suicidal’ and when the Director General of the WHO says we must ‘protect and preserve the source of human health: Nature’ — then it’s time to pay attention!”

Dr Hancock who is one of the founders of the (now global) Healthy Cities and Communities movement will provide a brief update on the Anthropocene (global ecological change and the social and economic trends driving those changes) and their health implications.

He will also look at what we have to do to become healthy, just and sustainable societies and communities, providing a good quality of life and good health for all within the limits of the one small planet that is our home.

“This means a 65 – 80% reduction in the ecological footprint of high-income countries, something that is not receiving serious consideration, in fact is not even being talked about,” says Dr Hancock.

“It will require profound transformations in society, economics, law and especially the core values and world views that drive our present suicidal path.

“But while there is a need for global and national action – and I recognise that Aotearoa New Zealand is showing leadership in several areas – we also need to recall the sage advice to ‘Think globally, act locally’.

“So, I will close by focusing on the creation of healthy and sustainable communities, and the role of health promotion, especially in starting the conversation on becoming a one planet community and society.”

Click here to register and find out more about the phases of learning and webishop costs. Discounts are offered to HPF members.

Participants are encouraged to participate in the exercises and material that will be disseminated before the webishop.

ABOUT THE GUEST SPEAKER:

Dr Trevor Hancock is a public health physician and health promotion consultant.

He ‘retired’ in 2018 from his role as Professor and Senior Scholar at the School of Public Health and Social Policy at the University of Victoria.

Dr Hancock’s main areas of interest are population health promotion, healthy cities and communities, public health, healthy public policy, environment and health, healthy and ‘green’ hospitals, health policy and planning, and health futurism.

His recent focus has been the combination of his two main areas – the relationship between human health and the natural environment and the healthy community approach. 

In 2o15 he was awarded Honorary Fellowship in the UK’s Faculty of Public Health for his contributions to public health, and in 2017 he was awarded the Defries Medal, the Canadian Public Health Association’s highest award, presented for outstanding contributions in the broad field of public health, as well as a Lifetime Contribution Award from Health Promotion Canada.

Dr Hancock is one of the founders of the (now global) Healthy Cities and Communities movement and co-authored the original background paper for the European Regional Office of the World Health Organization in 1986.

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR:

The Executive Director of the Health Promotion Forum, Dr Tu’itahi is a member of the Global Executive Board of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUIHPE). Dr Hancock and Dr Tu’itahi are members of the newly established IUHPE Global Working Group on Waiora Planetary Health and Human Wellbeing, which champions the Rotorua Legacy Statements of the World Conference on Health Promotion 2019 in New Zealand.

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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 12.30pm

Guest 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 develop their own health outcomes and the plan that achieves them.

The webishop will explore what it looks like to be a Treaty-based organisation. It will also examine some Māori-based approaches to health determinants, and how organisations must change how they operate in order to serve Māori communities and honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi in the appropriate manner.

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will:

  • Learn how Te Tiriti o Waitangi affects the way organisations should/can operate in Aotearoa
  • Learn about Māori approaches and models to health determinants, and how their own organisations can create the same environment for their staff and clients
  • Learn how Māori concepts of the environment supports and contributes planetary health

Register here

Facilitator:

Mereana Te Pere (Waitaha, Tapuika, Ngāti Ranginui) – Mereana has recently joined the team as a Māori Health Promotion Strategist. She comes to our organisation having worked predominantly in the education sector with Māori and rangatahi. Her future goals are in elevating the skills and knowledge of the work force to better meet the health needs and rights of Māori communities and whānau.

Guest Speaker:

Wati Waru (Te Rarawa) – Wati has 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 develop their own health outcomes and the plan that achieves them.  Te Kaha o te Whānau also work with other organisations to support this new approach, and how to overcome the trials associated with challenging how mainstream NZ view Māori and their health.  

General Information

HPF webinars have three phases of learning activities:

  1. Pre-event study and preparation, using resources sent three days prior. Participants are encouraged to participate in the exercises and material that will be disseminated before the webishop
  2. Participation in the actual webinar with questions and answers as well as discussion
  3. After the webinar, participants receive a copy of the powerpoint presentation and other resources used, as well as exclusive viewing of the webishop (with your co-workers) for two weeks in our private YouTube channel, before the video is put into our public HPF channel. You can also ask follow-up questions to the presenter and/or facilitator during the two weeks after the webishop.

 

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