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The PHA – an informed, collaborative and strong advocate for public health.
About the PHA
The Public Health Association of New Zealand (PHA) is a voluntary organisation taking a leading role in promoting public health and influencing public policy through submissions, seminars, speaking engagements, the annual conference and a communications and media strategy.
A list of PHA branches and their representatives is available on the Branches page.
Good health for all – health equity in Aotearoa
Our mission – what the PHA will be doing
To improve the health of all New Zealanders by progressively strengthening the organised efforts of society by being an informed, collaborative and strong advocate for public health.
Our aims include:
The PHA operates in accordance with the Treaty of Waitangi.
The PHA is funded from membership fees, fundraising and a contract with the Ministry of Health to encourage and facilitate informed debate on key public health issues, to provide co-ordination for the development of public policy and to enhance development of the public health workforce.
Public Health Association policies are the basis for its action. They reflect the current Strategic Plan and the direction the PHA is taking on public health issues.
PHA members sponsor policies. The policy committee (a small group of members and the director as ex-officio) supports, sponsors and advises on draft policies.
For further information on the PHA's position on different issues, see Health Topics.
The PHA is a member of the World Federation of Public Health Associations.
Please click here for a list of our Regional Branches and their contact details.
Please click here for information about membership and joining the PHA.
Rules of the PHA
Rules and Election Bylaws
PHA life members are:
Bob McKegg (born 8 January 1938, died 6 May 2011) was PHA President from 1995 to 1999. Both John Waldon and Gay Keating spoke at Bob's funeral. Here are copies of their eulogies.
PHA Public Health Champions
The purpose of the PHA's Public Health Champion Award is to recognise and profile the outstanding work of an individual in public Health. It is given each year to an individual who has been focused on the PHA's priorities during the previous year, and has made an ongoing contribution to public health over time.
Past Public Health Champions are:
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