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Kathrine Clarke Named Maori Public Health Champion

Friday, 6 October 2017, 9:47 am | Public Health Association

Maori public health ‘stalwart’ Kathrine Clarke has been named the 2017 Maori Public Health Champion, Tu Rangatira mo te Ora. The annual award, given by the Public Health Association (PHA), recognises outstanding achievement and leadership in Maori ... More >>

Margaret Sparrow & Grant Berghan Named Public Health Champs

Friday, 6 October 2017, 9:46 am | Public Health Association

Each year the Public Health Association (PHA) honours individuals or groups for their outstanding contribution to public health action by naming them Public Health Champion for the year. This year two Public Health Champions have been chosen: Dame ... More >>

Encouraging infant-nurturing skills with at ‘risk boys’

Wednesday, 4 October 2017, 2:21 pm | Public Health Association

Working with at risk boys to empower them with infant-nurturing skills may help them become better parents and reduce family violence, The Public Health Association Conference in Christchurch heard today. More >>

Quit Smoking Support for Health Care Workers Needed

Wednesday, 4 October 2017, 11:49 am | Public Health Association

A team of researchers at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) has found that, while there has been a decline in health care worker smoking rates, more needs to be done to address what remains a burden on the health system. More >>

New Zealand Farming at a Crossroads as the World’s Pak'nSave

Tuesday, 3 October 2017, 2:51 pm | Public Health Association

The first session for the afternoon at the Public Health Association Conference in Christchurch today was an expert panel discussion on the theme 'Connection to place and environment'. Keynote speaker Dr Alison Dewes, a veterinarian, ecologist and ... More >>

Why Are NZ Teen Risky Behaviour Rates Lower than the 1990s?

Tuesday, 3 October 2017, 12:27 pm | Public Health Association

Why are New Zealand’s teen risky behaviour rates much lower than in the 1990s? More >>

Cow Pat Bingo Encourages Quit Smoking Attempts

Tuesday, 3 October 2017, 11:30 am | Public Health Association

In a morning parallel session Dr Grace Wong from Auckland University of Technology (AUT) said recent research shows Maori and Pasifika smokers face barriers to quit support in when participating in community care not faced by some other New Zealanders. More >>

Housing, health and wellbeing

Monday, 2 October 2017, 2:49 pm | Public Health Association

Most see a relationship between housing and health, but recent New Zealand research suggests how we feel about our housing is also important, the Public Health Association Conference was told in Christchurch today. More >>

Healthy School Lunches for Around $2.00 a Day?

Monday, 2 October 2017, 1:36 pm | Public Health Association

Healthy lunches for kids are possible for little more than $2.00 a day, the Public Health Association conference in Christchurch heard today. More >>

Expert Panel Discusses Housing And Health

Monday, 2 October 2017, 1:11 pm | Public Health Association

The Public Health Association’s 2017 Conference got underway this morning at Rydges Hotel Latimer, Otautahi (Christchurch). More >>

Planetary Wellbeing: the Way of the Future

Monday, 2 October 2017, 11:24 am | Public Health Association

The Public Health Association’s 2017 Conference got underway this morning at Rydges Hotel Latimer, Otautahi (Christchurch). More >>

Government Must Accept the Case for Health as an Investment

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 3:36 pm | Public Health Association

Whichever political grouping forms the next Government must start seeing health and social service funding as an investment in wellbeing and productivity, not as a fiscal cost. More >>

Making our Waterways Healthy

Friday, 9 June 2017, 10:31 am | Public Health Association

The 2016 campylobacter outbreak, which affected a thousand people and was linked to at least four deaths, was a shocking reminder of how vulnerable our water is, and why nation-wide action is vital says the Public Health Association. More >>

Action needed on poverty, housing and sustainability

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 2:12 pm | Public Health Association

24 May 2017 Budget 2017: Action needed on poverty, housing and sustainability “Budget 2017 urgently needs to address the housing crisis, child poverty and environmental sustainability” says Keriata Stuart, of the Public Health Association. “Without ... More >>

International Health Community Rejects TPP Revival

Saturday, 20 May 2017, 12:46 pm | Public Health Association

International Health Community Rejects TPP Revival in Open Letter to Trade Ministers meeting in Hanoi More >>

Child Poverty Monitor 2016: poor progress

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 3:58 pm | Public Health Association

There are unacceptable levels of child poverty in New Zealand and not enough progress has been made to reduce the numbers says Warren Lindberg, CEO of the Public Health Association of New Zealand, in response to the release today of the Child Poverty ... More >>

How do Capital and Coast Candidates measure up?

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 9:54 am | Public Health Association

A scorecard rating the Capital and Coast DHB candidates was released this evening by the Wellington Branch of the Public Health Association. Voting is now open in the local body elections, allowing residents to vote for elected DHB representatives ... More >>

Time to give New Zealand children choices

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 11:55 am | Public Health Association

The Public Health Association (PHA) says the 2015 Child Poverty Monitor, released today, confirms poverty is worsening and that its causes are systemic and intergenerational and won't be solved with piecemeal solutions. More >>

Lack of health focus at Climate talks a serious concern

Friday, 27 November 2015, 9:59 am | Public Health Association

The Public Health Association (PHA) is calling on New Zealand and its delegates to the United Nations Climate Summit, starting on Monday in Paris, to show courage and leadership by setting an ambitious goal for the reduction of domestic greenhouse ... More >>

Cross-party agreement needed to improve the lot of children

Monday, 23 November 2015, 3:52 pm | Public Health Association

The Public Health Association (PHA) commends UNICEF for its bold initiative to get cross-party agreement to address the needs of all New Zealand’s children. More >>

 

 

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