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New beginnings for PHA

Monday, 18 February 2019, 1:47 pm | Public Health Association

The appointment of Dr Prudence Stone as chief executive of the Public Health Association (PHA) heralds the beginning of a new era for public health in Aotearoa New Zealand. More >>

Global Indigenous health working group launching this week

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 11:11 am | Public Health Association

Tomorrow as the World Health Assembly meeting in Geneva, Switzerland takes place, an historic moment for global Indigenous health will occur when the Indigenous Working Group (IWG) of the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) is launched. More >>

Proposed Drinking Water Solutions Need Careful Due Diligence

Friday, 15 December 2017, 10:05 am | Public Health Association

The Public Health Association of New Zealand (PHA) welcomes the Stage 2 report of the Havelock North drinking water inquiry, but has concerns about some of its recommendations. More >>

NZ Health Sector’s Role in Responding to Climate Change

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 10:58 am | Public Health Association

Health professionals from around the country are meeting today in Wellington, to talk about how the NZ health sector can respond to the challenges of climate change for health and healthcare services. This is the first national ‘ Sustainable Healthcare ... More >>

Sunbeds and the second-hand market in New Zealand

Tuesday, 3 October 2017, 4:56 pm | Public Health Association

Ironically, while regulations around commercial sunbeds have been tightened in recent years, they can be purchased on TradeMe where no regulations apply at all, the Public Health Association Conference in Christchurch heard today. More >>

Your kids are sweet enough – hold those sugary drinks

Friday, 9 December 2016, 4:22 pm | Public Health Association

The Public Health Association of New Zealand is right behind the new Consensus Statement on sugary drinks being launched today at Brooklyn School by the New Zealand Dental Association. More >>

RCEP patent clauses lack compassion says PHA

Friday, 21 October 2016, 3:52 pm | Public Health Association

Health organisations call on trade ministers to reject provisions that would negatively affect access to generic medicines in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement. More >>

Public Health Association Rates CCDHB Candidates

Monday, 19 September 2016, 1:29 pm | Public Health Association

A scorecard rating the Capital and Coast DHB candidates will be released tomorrow by the Public Health Association, following a ‘meet the CCDHB candidates’ event that is open to the public. More >>

How do Capital & Coast DHB candidates measure up?

Tuesday, 13 September 2016, 12:49 pm | Public Health Association

With the voting packs for the local elections being mailed out from Thursday, voters will soon elect seven members of the Capital & Coast District Health Board, as well as a new mayor, and local and regional councillors. But how much do we know ... More >>

Support for Hawke’s Bay public health workers

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 4:26 pm | Public Health Association

The Public Health Association, Health Promotion Forum and New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine express their moral support for health protection officers and public health officials in Hawke’s Bay during which they say must be a difficult ... More >>

Fraught TPP process has lessons for the future

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 12:49 pm | Public Health Association

The Public Health Association (PHA) has told the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee that the lack of information, deliberate secrecy and poor recognition of the importance of health have made the TPP process fraught with problems, and ... More >>

Battle for fluoridation not over

Wednesday, 13 April 2016, 4:58 pm | Public Health Association

The Public Health Association (PHA) has welcomed the Government's decision to empower district health boards (DHBs) with responsibility for decisions about community water fluoridation, but warns the battle for fluoridation is far from over. More >>

The TPP: Why rush in where angels fear to tread?

Thursday, 14 January 2016, 5:36 pm | Public Health Association

The Public Health Association of New Zealand (PHA) is questioning the rush to sign the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement and says there remain too many unanswered questions; too much public unease; and a palpable lack of detailed analysis for us ... More >>

Marae innovator named Maori Public Health Champion for 2015

Wednesday, 9 September 2015, 1:46 pm | Public Health Association

Manager of Papatuanuku Kokiri Marae in Mangere, Auckland – Valerie Teraitua – was named Maori Public Health Champion, Tu Rangatira mo te Ora for 2015, at the Public Health Association’s Annual Conference in Dunedin tonight. The annual award recognises ... More >>

NZ health promotion academic named Public Health Champion

Wednesday, 9 September 2015, 1:45 pm | Public Health Association

The Public Health Association (PHA) is pleased to announce its Public Health Champion for 2015 is academic, published author and tireless, innovative health promoter Professor John Raeburn. The annual award was presented at the PHA Conference Dinner in Dunedin ... More >>

What do NZ'ers think about sharing personal health data

Wednesday, 9 September 2015, 12:50 pm | Public Health Association

New research developed by IPSOS and presented for the first time at the Public Health Association Conference indicates few New Zealanders want their personal health information shared beyond their immediate GP and hospital, and this presents challenges for using ... More >>

A call to action and a way forward on tackling obesity

Tuesday, 8 September 2015, 6:01 pm | Public Health Association

Fad diets and mung beans: a call to action and a way forward on tackling obesity More >>

Diet and exercise: the importance of getting the big picture

Tuesday, 8 September 2015, 5:59 pm | Public Health Association

Government, policy makers, town planners and individuals need to be careful to keep the broader perspective in mind when thinking about integrating physical activity into the places we work, live, learn, travel and play, the Public Health Association ... More >>

New approach to mental health needed, says Foundation

Tuesday, 8 September 2015, 12:53 pm | Public Health Association

By international standards New Zealanders enjoy a high quality of life, yet we have some of the highest rates of depression in the western world, low levels of wellbeing when compared with European countries, and ongoing high rates of common mental illnesses ... More >>

Getting online to get active in Dunedin with MoveMe

Monday, 7 September 2015, 1:44 pm | Public Health Association

Dunedin is a wonderful city in which to enjoy better health by getting free exercise and being active, but not all Dunedin residents know just what’s already on offer, the Public Health Association Conference was told in Dunedin today. More >>





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