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'Health for Maori Means Embracing Who We Are'

Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 9:33 am | Public Health Association

Hauraki health promoter Carrie Taipari ( Ngati Maru, Ngati Mahuta, Ngati Makirangi ) has been named this year’s winner of the Public Health Association’s Tu Rangatira mo te Ora Award for her leadership in being a role model for the rangatahi and whanau ... More >>

Smokefree Advocate Named Public Health Champion

Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 9:28 am | Public Health Association

The Public Health Association (PHA) is pleased to announce its Public Health Champion for 2014 is well-know physician Dr Murray Laugesen. The award has been given in recognition of his tireless work and strategic thinking towards the smokefree New Zealand by ... More >>

Maori lead the way with health solutions

Monday, 6 October 2014, 11:30 am | Public Health Association

Maori are leading the way when it comes to innovative health solutions for all New Zealanders, pre-eminent Maori academic Dr Mason Durie told the NZ Population Health Congress in Auckland today. More >>

PHA says Tick for Kids on election day!

Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 11:14 am | Public Health Association

The Public Health Association is proud to be a partner of the Tick for Kids election campaign being launched in Auckland today. More >>

Going to the market for gambling services short-sighted

Tuesday, 25 March 2014, 9:11 am | Public Health Association

The Ministry of Health needs to provide a more robust explanation for its decision not to renew its contract with the Problem Gambling Foundation (PGF) than just that it got a better offer, says the Public Health Association (PHA). More >>

Government’s new healthy eating initiative a good first step

Monday, 17 March 2014, 1:44 pm | Public Health Association

The PHA welcomes Health Minister Hon Tony Ryall’s, announcement of the first step in the roll out of the Government’s new healthy eating and anti-obesity initiative – Healthy Families NZ. More >>

Climate Change Policy Statement vital

Friday, 14 March 2014, 1:26 pm | Public Health Association

The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine’s new policy statement on climate change is one of the most important documents about the impact of climate change to have been written specifically for the New Zealand health sector, policy-makers ... More >>

NZ Population Health Congress - October

Wednesday, 26 February 2014, 9:31 am | Public Health Association

The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine, the Public Health Association and the Health Promotion Forum warmly welcome you to the inaugural New Zealand Population Health Congress. More >>

Protecting the Health of Australians in the TPPA

Tuesday, 18 February 2014, 1:31 pm | Public Health Association

A group of academics and non-government organisations has today released a policy brief highlighting the potential effects of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) on the health of Australians. More >>

Money spent on child poverty an investment, not a cost

Monday, 9 December 2013, 10:45 am | Public Health Association

New Zealand’s alarming child poverty rates, publicised in the first annual Child Poverty Monitor report released today, should be of serious concern to all New Zealanders, says the Public Health Association (PHA). More >>

Housing concerns highlighted

Thursday, 24 October 2013, 9:34 am | Public Health Association

A seminar held this week on housing has highlighted the serious unmet housing needs in Canterbury. More >>

PM urged to ensure New Zealanders’ health not signed away

Friday, 4 October 2013, 11:39 am | Public Health Association

The Public Health Association (PHA) has written an open letter to Prime Minister John Key amid health sector fears the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) could seriously jeopardise public health in New Zealand. More >>

The R-Word: from Racism to Resolution

Thursday, 19 September 2013, 12:28 pm | Public Health Association

If inequalities are going to be reduced in New Zealand, we first need to be willing to embrace the diversity of others, the Public Health Association Conference in New Plymouth was told today. More >>

Kaumatua Forging Pathway For Public Health

Wednesday, 18 September 2013, 5:02 pm | Public Health Association

Orakei based Kaumatua group Tangata  Manaaki Tangata was acknowledged at the Public Health Conference tonight in Taranaki for its outstanding work shaping gambling policy in Auckland. The group, which has been running for five years, was instrumental ... More >>

Tireless Health Advocate Named Public Health Champion

Wednesday, 18 September 2013, 4:54 pm | Public Health Association

Tireless Health Advocate Named Public Health Champion One of New Zealand’s most inspirational GPs has been recognised for his dedicated and courageous efforts to eradicate poverty-related illnesses in the Far North. Tonight in New Plymouth Dr ... More >>

Workplace testing increases cervical screening rates

Wednesday, 18 September 2013, 4:09 pm | Public Health Association

Smear testing Maori women in the workplace has proven to be a successful strategy for increasing cervical screening rates for Maori women in the Hawke's Bay, the Public Health Association’s annual conference in New Plymouth was told today. Work places ... More >>

Whanau Ora Needs Assessment Reveals Major Health Disparities

Wednesday, 18 September 2013, 3:55 pm | Public Health Association

A Whanau Ora Health Needs Assessment undertaken on behalf of the Taranaki District Health Board, of Maori living in Taranaki, evidences that much more needs to be done to improve access to health services at all levels for Maori in the Taranaki region, ... More >>

Sore throats can break a heart

Wednesday, 18 September 2013, 3:07 pm | Public Health Association

Northland has one of the highest rates of rheumatic fever in the world, and current swabbing projects in schools aren't enough to identify and treat the disease, the Public Health Association Conference was told today in New Plymouth. More >>

The end of sugar-sweetened beverages

Wednesday, 18 September 2013, 1:44 pm | Public Health Association

Sugar-sweetened beverages need to be regulated like tobacco as a first step to combating New Zealand’s obesity epidemic, the Public Health Association Conference was told today in New Plymouth. More >>

Rare diseases a major public health problem

Wednesday, 18 September 2013, 1:08 pm | Public Health Association

Rare diseases affect nearly 400,000 New Zealanders, the Public Health Association Conference in New Plymouth was told today, yet New Zealand is falling behind in their treatment, diagnosis and prevention. More >>

 

 

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