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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 >>

New study aims to reach out to Maori and Pasifika

Monday, 7 September 2015, 4:21 pm | Public Health Association

Despite unprecedented progress in the global HIV and AIDS response, social marginalisation, economic inequality and other structural factors continue to fuel the HIV & AIDS epidemic for Maori and Pasifika peoples, the Public Health Association Conference ... More >>

PATU programme aims to inspire Maori to lead active lives

Monday, 7 September 2015, 11:41 am | Public Health Association

PATU Aotearoa is a social enterprise that combines group exercise by incorporating high intensity training, healthy lifestyle education with te reo me ona tikanga Maori. The programme aims to inspire whanau to lead more active, healthy and enriching lives ... More >>

Stalled TPP a chance to take stock

Friday, 7 August 2015, 9:04 am | Public Health Association

The Public Health Association says stalled TPP talks are an ideal opportunity for New Zealand to step back and reassess just what we could signing up to, now that details are starting to emerge. It also says New Zealand should join with Australia ... More >>

PHA conference carbon neutral to the benefit of locals

Tuesday, 4 August 2015, 12:46 pm | Public Health Association

Public health is everybody’s business. That’s the theme of this year’s Public Health Association (PHA) conference, being held in Dunedin 7-9 September. The conference will focus on taking action together with civil society to address future public ... More >>

Experts recommend compulsory food education in schools

Thursday, 14 May 2015, 2:42 pm | Public Health Association

New Zealand health experts say it misses the point to claim healthy eating is a personal responsibility issue when many Kiwis don't understand how to do it and aren't equipped to make healthy food choices. Furthermore, many don't have the skills to ... More >>

TPPA a threat to one of the best health systems in the world

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 2:33 pm | Public Health Association

Public Health Association of New Zealand (PHA) CEO Warren Lindberg told the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee today that it should not ignore growing concerns over the lack of transparency of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement ... More >>

PM's Science Prize recognises work on housing and health

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 3:48 pm | Public Health Association

The public health sector is thrilled that the Prime Minister's top Science Prize has recognised the world-leading research that Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman has led on housing. More >>

'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 >>