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The PHA – an informed, collaborative and strong advocate for public health.

 

Public Health Code of Ethics

Living in healthy environments ( 257Kb)
Read about and download Te Ture Whakaruruhau – Code Of Ethical Principles For Public Health In Aotearoa New Zealand  

Key International Public Health Documents

Essential Public Health Functions – Western Pacific  
Bangkok Charter for Health Promotion – WHO 2005  
Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion – WHO 1986 ( 18Kb)
PHA Manifesto – 2008 ( 63Kb)
Alma Ata Declaration on Primary Health Care – WHO 1978 ( 12Kb)
United Nations Special comment on the Right to Health – United Nations 2000  
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, United nations 1966 (including the right to health and conditions for health)  
Declaration of Universal Human Rights – 1948-1998  
Closing the Gap in a Generation: Health equity through action on the social determinants of health – WHO 2008 ( 7.2Mb)
Convention on the Rights of the Child –United Nations 1990  
Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples – United Nations 2007
Millennium Development Goals – United Nations 2000  
   

Key New Zealand Public Health Documents

Treaty of Waitangi  
The New Zealand Health Strategy New Zealand Government 2000  
Achieving Health for all People – a framework for public health action - New Zealand Government 2003  
Definitions in Public Health (PHA NZ) ( 326Kb)

Improving Māori health

PHA submission on Principles of the Treaty of Waitangi Deletion Bill ( 84Kb)
Media release: Race card important factor when it comes to Māori health ( 22Kb)
Fair Access to Health Services for Māori?
Article by Professor Laurence Malcolm
( 34Kb)
Advocating public health policy for Māori
PHA checklist developed by John Waldon with the PHA Māori Caucus, 2002
(, 143Kb)
Treaty of Waitangi  
Te Pae Mahutonga – A Model for Māori Health Promotion
by Mason Durie
(, 32 Kb)
Report on PHA Māori Caucus Workforce Development Hui, Rotorua, 2 September 2008 (, 122 Kb)

Generic competencies for public health practitioners

The Public Health Association, supported financially by the Ministry of Health, has identified a set of minimum competencies that apply generally for all public health practitioners, irrespective of background or area of work. The intention of this is to ensure that all of the public health workforce has a basic shared knowledge and understanding. These competencies in no way replace or undermine specialist skills and competencies of specialists working in different parts of the sector. Rather they provide a common platform for greater collaboration, teamwork and understanding as together we work for better health for all.

Generic Competencies for Public Health – final report March 2007 ( 269Kb)
Report on Consultation on the Draft Generic Competencies for Public Health February 2007 ( 74Kb)
Generic Competencies Project Report to the Ministry of Health March 2007 ( 267Kb)
Appendix One Costs of Implementing Generic Competencies for Public Health ( 62Kb)

Miscellaneous

Seeing through the Smoke: Tobacco monitoring in New Zealand ( 658Kb)
Advocating for Advocacy in Public Health 2004 Wellington branch ( 54Kb)
Guide to Health Impact Assessment Public Health Advisory Committee ( 1.1Mb)
Supporting a Public Health Perspective in Local and Regional Government ( 132Kb)
Local and Regional Authority Submission Template ( 51Kb)
How Governments Should Contract with Non-Government Organisations - a response to the Hunn-Brazier Report. (, 230Kb)
Emerging Issues for Public Health in New Zealand ( 143Kb)
Building a shared language across public health ( 40Kb) 

PHA Position Statements

Access for people with different abilities (, 21Kb) Health impact assessment (, 1.1Mb)
Alcohol (, 36Kb) Inequalities (, 23Kb)
Breastfeeding (, 24Kb) International health (, 26Kb)
Climate change (, 29Kb) Māori health ( 142Kb)
Direct to consumer advertising (, 13Kb) Nuclear disarmament ( 34Kb)
Fluoridation of water (, 22Kb) Physical activity ( 21Kb)
Food and Nutrition (, 21Kb) Taxation and health ( 137Kb)
Government Development Assistance to Enhance Health (International) (, 52Kb) Tobacco control
Transport
( 17Kb)
( 54Kb)
Gun control (, 24Kb) Violence ( 45Kb)

Submissions and Petitions

International treaty examination of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), March 2016 (378Kb)
Resource Legislation Amendment Bill, March 2016 (442Kb)
Proposed NZ-EU Free Trade Agreement, March 2016 (360Kb)
Taking action on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: discussion document, February 2016 (510Kb)
Reducing harm caused by commercial sunbeds, February 2016 (300Kb)
Budget Policy Statement 2016: Tobacco excise, January 2016 (240Kb)
Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill, January 2016 (330Kb)
Submission on the Health (Protection) Amendment Bill, February 2015 ( 337Kb)
Submission on the Public Health Service Specifications, April 2014 ( 121Kb)
Social Housing Reform (Housing Restructuring and Tenancy Matters Amendment) Bill, August 2013 ( 374Kb)
Land Transport Amendment Bill, February 2013 ( 345Kb)
PHA feedback to Office of the Children's Commissioner on child poverty solutions, October 2012 ( 327Kb)
Green Paper for Vulnerable Children, 28 February 2012 ( 77Kb)
Inquiry into the determinants of wellbeing for Māori children,
23 November 2011
( 215Kb)
Submission on the Draft Auckland City Plan, 31 October 2011 ( 319Kb)
April 2011 petition asking for greater transparency in negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement ( 80Kb)
2011 Bill to amend Smoke-free Environments Act (Banning tobacco retail displays) ( 116Kb)
2010 Alcohol Reform Bill ( 247Kb)
2010 Draft New Zealand Energy Strategies (NZES and NZEECS) ( 245Kb)
2010 Bill to amend the Local Government Act ( 307Kb)
2010 Inquiry into the impact of tobacco use for Māori ( 261Kb)
2010 Inquiry on improving completion rates of childhood immunisation ( 215Kb)
2009 Ministerial Review Group report – Meeting the Challenge ( 90Kb)
2009 Ministerial review – Climate change targets ( 171Kb)
2009 Local Government (Auckland Council) Bill ( 234Kb)
2009 Bill to amend the Resource Management (Simplifying and Streamlining) Amendment Bill ( 203Kb)
2009 Budget Policy Statement Part 1: Text ( 250Kb)
2009 Budget Policy Statement Part 2: Graphs ( 850Kb)
2008 Public Health Bill ( 761Kb)
Principles of the Treaty of Waitangi Deletion Bill ( 84Kb)
Decriminalisation of Prostitution ( 44Kb)
Government Development Assistance to Enhance Health (International) ( 54Kb)
Second National Mental Health and Addiction Plan ( 146Kb)
NZAID Draft Policy on Health - 2004 ( 54Kb)
Review of the Smoke-free Environments Regulations ( 159Kb)
The following links are to PHA submissions on the Budget Policy Statements
2005 PHA NZ Budget Policy Statement ( 28Kb)
2003 PHA NZ Budget Policy Statement ( 9Kb)
2002 PHA NZ Budget Policy Statement ( 28Kb)
2001 PHA NZ Budget Policy Statement ( 36Kb) 

  Newsletters

2012

August 2012 ( 1.4Mb) March 2012 ( 1.1Mb)

2011

November 2011 ( 1.23Mb) August 2011 ( 1.03Mb)
April 2011 ( 1.09Mb)    

2010

December 2010   September 2010  
July 2010   April 2010  

2009

November 2009   June 2009 ( 1.23Mb)
February 2009      

2008

October 2008 ( 1.45Mb) September 2008 ( 630Kb)
June 2008 ( 768Kb) March 2008  

2007

November 2007 ( 721Kb) June 2007 ( 245Kb)
March 2007      
       

2006

December 2006   November 2006  
August 2006   June 2006 ( 152Kb)
April 2006 ( 250Kb) February 2006 ( 101Kb)
       

2005

December 2005 ( 711Kb) October 2005 ( 1.6Mb)
August 2005 ( 405Kb) June 2005 ( 165Kb)
April 2005 ( 306Kb) February 2005 ( 579Kb)
       

2004

       
December 2004 ( 1.5Mb) October 2004 ( 155Kb)
August 2004 ( 384Kb) June 2004 ( 253Kb)
April 2004 ( 165Kb) February 2004 ( 235Kb)
       

2003

December 2003 ( 205Kb) October 2003 ( 217Kb)
August 2003 (191Kb) June 2003 ( 194Kb)
April 2003 ( 204Kb) February 2003 ( 193Kb)
       

2002

December 2002 ( 201Kb) October 2002 ( 183Kb)
August 2002 ( 209Kb) June 2002 ( 181Kb)

Media Activity

2016

Aug 18 Support for Hawke's Bay public health workers (37Kb)
Apr 14 PHA tells Government that fraught TPP process has lessons for the future (49Kb)
Apr 13 Battle for fluoridation not over, says Public Health Association (37Kb)
Jan 14 The TPP: Why rush in where angels fear to tread? (38Kb)

2015

Dec 15 Time to give New Zealand children choices (38Kb)
Nov 27 Lack of health focus at Paris Climate talks a serious concern (35Kb)
Nov 23 Make My Future Fair – Meinga tōku āmua kia tika: Politicians call for cross-party agreement to improve the lot of New Zealand children (37Kb)
Sep 9 What New Zealanders think about sharing their personal health data (39Kb)
Sep 8 New Zealand health promotion academic named Public Health Champion 2015 (42Kb)
Sep 8 Marae innovator named Māori Public Health Champion for 2015 (41Kb)
Sep 8 Exercise and obesity: the wider perspective (41Kb)
Sep 8 Fad diets and mung beans: a call to action and a way forward on tackling obesity (40Kb)
Sep 8 Mental health 2.0 a new population-wide approach to improving the mental health of all New Zealanders (39Kb)
Sep 7 New study aims to reach out to Māori and Pasifika people affected by HIV and AIDS (39Kb)
Sep 7 Southland and Otago women BURPING, thanks to a new mobile phone app (39Kb)
Sep 7 Cycle Project gets South Dunedin kids onto two wheels (40Kb)
Sep 7 New Zealand Research shows clear links between retail outlet density and smoking susceptibility (39Kb)
Sep 7 MoveMe – Getting online to get active in Dunedin (39Kb)
Sep 7 PATU programme aims to inspire Māori to lead active, healthy lives (40Kb)
Aug 27 PHA salutes OCC report but says more must be done to prevent children becoming vulnerable in the first place (35Kb)
Aug 4 Public Health Association conference carbon neutral to the benefit of Dunedin locals (37Kb)
Aug 6 Stalled TPP a chance to take stock and give democracy a chance ( 44Kb)
May 28 'Count human health in your climate calculations,' health groups tell Ministers ( 44Kb)
May 13 Experts recommend compulsory food education in schools ( 216Kb)
Feb 12 TPPA a threat to one of the 'best health systems in the world' ( 43Kb)

2014

Oct 8 NZ Population Health Congress declares commitment to action ( 160Kb)
Oct 8 Poultry processing changes cut campylobacter and save New Zealand millions ( 180Kb)
Oct 7 Smokefree advocate named Public Health Champion ( 180Kb)
Oct 7 Honoured Hauraki health promoter says health for Māori means embracing who we are ( 250Kb)
Oct 7 Climate change threatens right to health for Māori ( 180Kb)
Oct 7 Research shows unhealthy foods don't give kids a sporting chance ( 180Kb)
Oct 7 Big Pharma TPPA rhetoric obscures industry self-interest ( 180Kb)
Oct 6 Saving the world one apple at a time ( 180Kb)
Oct 6 Māori lead the way with health solutions ( 180Kb)
Oct 6 Treaty of Waitangi settlements help iwi address health issues ( 180Kb)
Oct 6 Texts a world first to keep adolescents brushing ( 180Kb)
Oct 6 Māori community action wins the battle over legal highs ( 180Kb)
Mar 17 Government's new healthy eating and anti-obesity initiative a great first step ( 35Kb)
Mar 14 Climate Change Policy Statement vital ( 39Kb)
Mar 7 Children still missing out after quakes ( 47Kb)

2013

Dec 9 Money spent on child poverty an investment, not a cost ( 25Kb)
Dec 4 Letter to Tony Ryall, Minister of Health, re TPPA ( 72Kb)
Oct 24 Housing concerns highlighted ( 96Kb)
Oct 4 Prime Minister urged to ensure New Zealanders' health not signed away ( 34Kb)
Sep 19 The R-word: from racism to resolution ( 24Kb)
Sep 18 Tireless health advocate named Public Health Champion ( 36Kb)
Sep 18 Kaumatua forging pathway for public health ( 36Kb)
Sep 18 Workplace testing increases cervical screening rates for Māori women in Hawke's Bay ( 24Kb)
Sep 18 Whānau Ora Needs Assessment reveals major health disparities for Taranaki Māori ( 24Kb)
Sep 18 Sore throats can break a heart ( 24Kb)
Sep 18 Rare diseases a major public health problem ( 25Kb)
Sep 18 The end of sugar-sweetened beverages ( 25Kb)
Sep 17 Thousands forced to live in camping grounds ( 25Kb)
Sep 17 Innovative strategies address Māori men's heart health ( 37Kb)
Sep 17 Skin cancer costs remain under-reported ( 31Kb)
Sep 17 New alliances developed in Northland to address smoking during pregnancy for Māori women ( 34Kb)
Sep 17 Marae lead the way for Christchurch earthquake recovery ( 47Kb)
Sep 3 PHA Conference 2013: Short media advisory ( 69Kb)
Aug 19 Councils must give kids' welfare the tick ( 36Kb)
May 21 Health professionals mobilise to treat climate ill-health ( 96Kb)
May 1 MPs urged to consider food in schools ( 48Kb)

2012

Nov 20 Professor Jim Mann's resignation disturbing in light of diabetes epidemic ( 35Kb)
Sep 5 Proposed Family Court changes not enough to protect all children ( 25Kb)
Sep 5 Indigenous Canadians take their government to court over funding inequities in child welfare funding – a case study for New Zealand ( 46Kb)
Sep 5 United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and Māori children ( 36Kb)
Sep 5 New Zealand must do more to ensure children's rights to quality early childhood education ( 25Kb)
Sep 4 Courageous child advocates named Public Health Champions ( 49Kb)
Sep 4 Rheumatic fever champion wins Tu Rangatira mo te Ora award ( 70Kb)
Sep 4 Whangarei food poverty shows social policy changes needed ( 25Kb)
Sep 4 Programme developed to reduce adolescent gambling ( 26Kb)
Sep 4 Campaign helps bring Māori smoking rates down ( 56Kb)
Sep 4 Annual cost of child poverty up to $8.8 billion ( 32Kb)
Sep 4 Neighbourhood-specific strategies needed to address Māori and Pasifika child poverty ( 39Kb)
Sep 3 Public Health Association Conference gets underway this week ( 70Kb)
Sep 1 Public Health Association Conference will showcase Māori expertise ( 26Kb)
Aug 29 (OraTaiao) BERL's healthy Southland vision welcomed by doctors ( 119Kb)
Aug 28 PHA supports better housing as part of reducing child poverty ( 35Kb)
Aug 9 Policy changes needed to make healthy food more affordable ( 24Kb)
Jul 24 New CEO appointment: Public Health Association ( 177Kb)
Jul 20 Tobacco display ban to improve the health of Māori ( 181Kb)
Jul 20 Tobacco display ban will improve New Zealanders' health ( 182Kb)
Jul 3 (OraTaiao) Doctors urge government to catch up to Australia and avoid half measures on climate ( 278Kb)
Jun 20 Matariki the right time to consider child impact assessment ( 25Kb)
May 25 "Smoke and mirrors" Budget paints a bleak outlook for NZ children ( 183Kb)
May 11 Infectious disease rate an international embarrassment ( 37Kb)
Mar 19 Rheumatic fever rates show 'causes of causes' must be addressed ( 65Kb)
Feb 27 Ambassador co-hosting tobacco sponsored event a "mystifying backward step" ( 35Kb)

2011

Nov 24 Resignation: Dr Gay Keating ( 40Kb)
Nov 18 Opinion: Gay Keating – Lift children out of poverty for the benefit of all New Zealanders ( 44Kb)
Nov 9 Secret deal could harm health for short-term trade gains ( 43Kb)
Nov 3 Doctors say New Zealand fiddles while the world burns ( 87Kb)
Oct 25 Time for New Zealand to step up on health inequities ( 55Kb)
Sep 28 Politicians told to stop targeting and to value and invest in all children ( 45Kb)
Sep 11 PHA calls for plain packaging before tobacco industry regains momentum ( 36Kb)
Sep 2 Casino offers warm welcome to lonely immigrants and refugees ( 45Kb)
Sep 1 The PHA's Public Health Champion 2011 is Waikato's Dallas Honey ( 48Kb)
Sep 1 Christchurch trust wins major Māori Public Health award ( 51Kb)
Sep 1 Christchurch waste and water workers "unsung heroes" of quakes: PHA ( 47Kb)
Sep 1 All government policy must be assessed by 'income inequality framework' ( 52Kb)
Sep 1 Value of "Oldie Army" in post quake recovery: new research ( 47Kb)
Sep 1 OECD-leading growth in income gap worsening social ills ( 47Kb)
Sep 1 Government not tackling climate change management says Māori academic ( 61Kb)
Aug 31 Junk food sugar resistant to even regular teeth brushing: new NZ research ( 47Kb)
Aug 31 Tamariki Ora – Children know what's best for children ( 47Kb)
Aug 31 Here comes the future! PHA Conference 2011 begins today ( 55Kb)
Aug 26 PHA Conference media information ( 118Kb)
Aug 25 PHA Conference media advisory ( 61Kb)
Aug 15 $6 billion a year is money the government cannot afford to waste ( 41Kb)
Jul 8 Politicians must put fairness first ( 48Kb)
Jun 28 Tobacco giant's proposed compensation claims depraved ( 32Kb)
Jun 1 Health promotion disbandings make little sense ( 47Kb)
Jun 1 Report shows investment in early childhood critical ( 47Kb)
May 20 Budget's effects "noxious" to low income and young New Zealanders ( 48Kb)
May 16 The Annual Wellington Post-Budget Breakfast: "Children: collateral damage?" ( 69Kb)
Apr 29 PHA calls for reinstatement of reducing avoidable hospital admissions health target ( 64Kb)
Mar 4 Health inequalities a "national shame" but preventable: PHA ( 42Kb)
Feb 25 Census postponement the right decision for now ( 35Kb)
Feb 18 Staying healthy so you don't need that cancer specialist ( 27Kb)
Jan 1 A fresh start for 2011 – getting tobacco out of our lives ( 34Kb)
Jan 1 Tax rise will impact on Māori smoking ( 34Kb)

2010

Dec 13 Cancun a step in the right direction but a missed opportunity to make New Zealanders healthier ( 68Kb)
Dec 13 New Zealand must take more responsibility for all its children ( 43Kb)
Dec 10 Doctors urge New Zealand to stop harming climate action at Cancun ( 38Kb)
Dec 9 Welfare debate crucial for wellbeing and health ( 36Kb)
Dec 6 Fifteen good reasons to challenge the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement. See also Fifteen Good Reasons leaflet ( 522Kb)
Dec 3 PHA wonders whether New Zealand Children count  ( 42Kb)
Nov 30 Opinion: Does the cycling renaissance have to be so bloody?  ( 50Kb)
Nov 23 Doctors push for strong global climate action at Cancun ( 73Kb)
Nov 3 Tobacco report praised for promoting Māori smokefree goals ( 42Kb)
Nov 3 Tobacco report a landmark in smokefree initiatives ( 35Kb)
Sep 27 Labour's cost of living policies could benefit Māori ( 37Kb)
Sep 27 PHA welcomes Labour's promises on the cost of living ( 36Kb)
Sep 24 Conference told there are not enough services for Māori children ( 37Kb)
Sep 23 Husband and wife team named joint Public Health Champions ( 47Kb)
Sep 23 Hon Tariana Turia honoured for contribution to Māori public health ( 27Kb)
Sep 23 The link between pokies and local crime ( 35Kb)
Sep 23 Ageing Population, Ageing Health Workforce Double Whammy ( 38Kb)
Sep 23 The effects on our health system of climate change and energy instability ( 49Kb)
Sep 23 Transport plays major role in the wellness of whānau ( 65Kb)
Sep 23 More hospital beds not the answer, but sustainable development might be ( 38Kb)
Sep 23 New brand carries healthy eating message in Paeroa ( 38Kb)
Sep 23 Growing up in New Zealand study recruits Māori whānau ( 49Kb)
Sep 23 Being "White" a key determinant of good health ( 38Kb)
Sep 22 Literature Review identifies Māori and Pacific barriers to breastfeeding ( 45Kb)
Sep 22 Online learning increases Māori smokefree workforce ( 47Kb)
Sep 22 Suicidal teens trawling the net: not necessarily a recipe for tragedy ( 65Kb)
Sep 22 Don't stop thinking about tomorrow! PHA conference begins today ( 51Kb)
Sep 21 Opinion Gay Keating – An ounce of prevention ( 52Kb)
Sep 18 Want to save some money? Get out and vote in local elections! ( 27Kb)
Sep 9 Health organisations galvanised by failed GST bill ( 41Kb)
Aug 25 Government response on alcohol missing the changes that work best ( 36Kb)
May 20 PHA calls on government to remove GST from healthy food ( 54Kb)
May 11 Cutting science services a false economy   ( 34Kb)
Apr 29 Tobacco tax rises must be well signalled ( 36Kb)
Apr 29 Tobacco price increase a welcome support for Māori smoking reduction ( 37Kb)
Apr 21 Big increases in tobacco tax will help Māori quit ( 31Kb)
Apr 21 Charge smokers more to help them quit ( 31Kb)
Apr 6 Health sector must protect the vulnerable, says PHA ( 36Kb)
Feb 10 PHA says families must be compensated for any GST increase ( 26Kb)

2009

Oct 27 Ensure a strong focus on prevention of illness, say public health clinical leaders ( 40Kb)
Oct 9 PHA backs call for action on climate change ( 26Kb)
Sep 4 Community collaboration leads to smokefree success ( 37Kb)
Sep 4 Radical new plans to control tobacco supply outlined by public health researchers ( 39Kb)
Sep 3 Public Health Champion 2009 is Canterbury's Cheryl Brunton ( 43Kb)
Sep 3 Schools audited on sun protection as country warms up ( 34Kb)
Sep 3 Call for Government to take more responsibility in tackling type 2 diabetes ( 25Kb)
Sep 3 "Whānau Pack" overwhelmingly approved by Waikato parents, teens and schools ( 31Kb)
Sep 3 Māori team produce new ethical guidelines for research ( 26Kb)
Sep 3 Research reveals worldwide rise of attacks on ‘nanny state’ ( 35Kb)
Sep 3 New approach in cervical screening encouraging hundreds more Pacific women into national programme ( 38Kb)
Sep 3 Call for "green" architects to design for health promotion ( 24Kb)
Sep 3 Lack of focus by wealthy nations on health in poor countries imperils entire globe ( 30Kb)
Sep 2 Health system still failing Māori ( 27Kb)
Sep 2 A smartcard to assist low-income New Zealanders to buy healthy food: new research ( 30Kb)
Sep 2 Personal stories of discrimination shed light on workplace experiences ( 27Kb)
Aug 19 PHA Conference 2009 media advisory ( 47Kb)
Aug 17 PHA welcomes renewed focus on quality as a way to reduce health inequalities ( 25Kb)
Jul 15 New book highlights benefits of keeping people well ( 34Kb)
Jun 29 Government's private hospital plan misses the point ( 24Kb)
Apr 29 PHA praises health officials’ response to swine flu ( 30Kb)
Apr 23 PHA emphasises importance of Resource Management Act to health ( 35Kb)
Feb 18 PHA tells the government: the recession death rate is in your hands ( 26Kb)
Feb 5 Government decision ignores obesity-cancer link, says PHA ( 31Kb)
Feb 4 PHA applauds government re-think on insulation scheme ( 40Kb)
Jan 27 PHA urges continued focus on prevention ( 50Kb)
Jan 19 Dr Paratene Ngata recognised ( 36Kb)

2008

Dec 15 Forget the tax cuts, fix the housing crisis ( 38Kb)
Dec 11 PHA welcomes change of tack on new state houses ( 29Kb)
Nov 10 New life expectancy data bad news for Māori children ( 26Kb)
Oct 30 PHA endorses preventative health approach ( 39Kb)
Sep 10 PHA supports putting children first ( 68Kb)
Aug 28 WHO report confirms importance of social factors on health: PHA
Key messages from the report
( 27Kb)

(169Kb)
Aug 7 PHA applauds child poverty report ( 41Kb)
Jul 4 Turangawaewae Rugby League Sports and Cultural Club tackles problem drinking ( 65Kb)
Jul 4 Māori women continue to smoke during pregnancy ( 77Kb)
Jul 4 From cramped laundry encounters to thriving village hall: transforming the lives of the elderly ( 66Kb)
Jul 4 Making the ideal real: A do-able response to youth violence ( 67Kb)
Jul 3 Marty Rogers is Public Health Champion 2008 ( 90Kb)
Jul 3 Expert reports increase in Māori life expectancy ( 77Kb)
Jul 3 Water safety a significant issue for Northland Māori ( 78Kb)
Jul 3 Waka Ama provides answers for Māori health ( 64Kb)
Jul 3 Unhealthy food advertising spend far outstrips advertising of healthy food ( 67Kb)
Jul 3 New Zealanders who go hungry: time to start intervening ( 84Kb)
Jul 3 Research uncovers the extraordinary importance of the home ( 70Kb)
Jul 3 Hospital admissions drop by two thirds among "wrap around" families ( 81Kb)
Jul 3 Pink Feet leading the way to health in Bell Block ( 91Kb)
Jul 3 Tobacco displays increase risk of teens smoking ( 68Kb)
Jul 2 The "invisible" children of family violence: call for health professionals to do more to identify them ( 82Kb)
Jul 2 Working for Families breaches international law: policy research ( 86Kb)
Jul 2 Parents can help kids with healthy eating and activity – despite 'obesogenic' environment ( 181Kb)
Jul 2 Harawira says Māori health will suffer under Labour or National ( 174Kb)
Jul 1 Diverse Public Health Association Conference begins today ( 81Kb)
Jun 26 PHA comment on Public Health Bill Report ( 60Kb)
Jun 6 PHA applauds Human Rights hearing into Working for Families ( 65Kb)
May 16 PHA applauds budget announcement on warm state housing ( 65Kb)
Apr 28 PHA says money needs to be spent now on eradicating child poverty ( 143Kb)
Apr 23 New legislation must include references to Treaty of Waitangi ( 66Kb)
Apr 18 PHA calls for relief from rising food prices ( 63Kb)
Apr 15 Whānau congratulated for going smokefree at rugby games ( 81Kb)
Apr 8 Call for dairies to follow the lead of Kaitai's tobacco-free "VIP" ( 85Kb)
Mar 19 PHA Concerned about health-related conflicts of interest for health board members ( 12Kb)
Feb 16 Community health focus of Hamilton meeting ( 88Kb)
Feb 14 Community health focus of Palmerston North meeting ( 89Kb)
Feb 14 Community health focus of Auckland meeting ( 88Kb)
Feb 13 Community health focus of Christchurch meeting ( 88Kb)
Feb 12 Community health focus of Dunedin meeting ( 88Kb)
Feb 08 Community health focus of Wellington meeting ( 88Kb)

2007

Nov 27 Government obesity response won't help most at risk ( 87Kb)
Nov 26 Health, housing, education sectors must work together to address poor child health ( 101Kb)
Nov 23 Health and environment groups slam campaign against tougher emissions standards ( 70Kb)
Nov 21 Health groups call on Government to act against obesity ( 69Kb)
Nov 09 Some school handwashing facilities appalling ( 97Kb)
Nov 01 People with lower incomes face increased risk of obesity-related illness and death ( 110Kb)
Oct 01 PHA supports call for housing inquiry ( 23Kb)
Sep 18 PHA applauds new cervical screening campaign ( 26Kb)
Aug 31 National Party's response to obesity issues slammed by health groups ( 63Kb)
Jul 19 Racism in health will continue if Treaty references removed ( 52Kb)
Jul 06 Papaarangi Reid named 2007 Public Health Champion ( 55Kb)
Jul 06 "Gimme Shelter" - Time to think fresh about the humble bus stop ( 25Kb)
Jul 06 Study warns "safety first" over school travel ( 25Kb)
Jul 06 72 percent drive to dairy, 10 minutes walk away ( 22Kb)
Jul 06 A revolutionary approach to health: reaching "the unreachable" ( 53Kb)
Jul 06 Urban design impacts physical activity levels ( 23Kb)
Jul 05 Call to act now to prevent global impact on New Zealand health ( 56Kb)
Jul 05 Link between view of children as developing adults and support for physical punishment ( 22Kb)
Jul 04 Asian adolescents an obesity timebomb ( 52Kb)
Jul 04 Government must stay staunch in face of "hardball" junk food industry ( 24Kb)
Jul 04 New Zealanders' chronic vitamin D levels expose them to killer diseases ( 23Kb)
Jul 03 PHA Conference 2007 ( 60Kb)
Jun 28 PHA Conference 2007 details for media ( 110Kb)
May 03 PHA 'sceptical' about TV food advertising plan ( 23Kb)
May 02 Homes must be properly heated, say PHA ( 23Kb)

2006

Dec 08 Direct-to-consumer advertising decision bad for public health says PHA ( 29Kb)
Oct 31 Climate change has dire health implications, warns PHA ( 29Kb)
Oct 20 Health groups applaud Bill to stop Government
investment in tobacco
( 100Kb)
Oct 07 Direct-to-consumer advertising harmful, says PHA ( 81Kb)
Sep 08 PHA applauds pokie money refusal ( 24Kb)
Sep 01 Western Bay of Plenty PHO funding efficient use of resources, says PHA ( 22Kb)
Aug 28 PHA welcomes funding for low-cost GP practices ( 22Kb)
Aug 14 Consider removing fresh chicken from sale ( 92Kb)
Jul 07 Health is everyone's business ( 83Kb)
Jul 07 Alcohol marketing leads to more young deaths ( 80Kb)
Jul 06 Philippa Howden-Chapman, Public Health Champion 2006 ( 85Kb)
Jul 06 Call for ban on fast-food adverting ( 85Kb)
Jul 06 Asian issues unique when it comes to problem gambling ( 79Kb)
Jul 05 Race card important factor when it comes to Māori health ( 22Kb)
Jul 5 Kyoto targets essential to health ( 82Kb)
Jul 04 Public Health Association Conference 2006 ( 83Kb)
Jul 03 Public Health Association welcomes 'gritty' new quit smoking advertising ( 81Kb)
May 24 Multi-party accord needed to fight obesity ( 31Kb)
May 18 PHA gives budget 7 out of 10 ( 83Kb)
May 12 Prisoner treatment and rehabilitation ( 82Kb)
May 10 Graphic health warnings on tobacco packs ( 26Kb)
May 03 Pou case about tobacco industry lies ( 24Kb)
Apr 26 Obesity and diabetes submission ( 123Kb)
Mar 30 Parents, have a say on childhood obesity ( 30Kb)
Mar 28 Ban alcohol advertising ( 25Kb)
Mar 13 Health groups hail Pou Family ( 30Kb)
Feb 02 Anti-fluoride article seriously misleading ( 29Kb)
Jan 24 PHA urges support of obesity petition ( 87Kb)
Jan 24 Prison overcrowding unacceptable ( 29Kb)
Jan 12 Government should get serious about child poverty ( 91Kb)

2005

Dec 12 Philip Morris does it again! ( 86Kb)
Dec 07 Let's celebrate 12 months smokefree ( 88Kb)
Dec 05 Government investment in tobacco industry 'outrageous' ( 26Kb)
Nov 28 Poorest children need the most support ( 26Kb)
Oct 25 PHA calls for better inmate accommodation ( 86Kb)
Oct 13 Smokefree pregnancies ( 35Kb)
Oct 07 Tobacco industry must be reigned in ( 37Kb)
Oct 04 Harm minimisation is effective says PHA ( 82Kb)
Apr 19 Irresponsible sale of alcohol consequences ( 27Kb)
Mar 29 Child poverty urgent priority ( 26Kb)
Mar 29 Temuka alcohol ban applauded ( 26Kb)
Mar 29 Westpac stadium alcohol-free zones approved by PHA ( 26Kb)
Mar 24 Foodbanks used more often ( 26Kb)
Mar 24 Timaru pensioner housing costs ( 25Kb)
Mar 22 Guilty verdict for child beater correct ( 25Kb)
Mar 22 Ronald McDonald not a healthy role model ( 28Kb)
Mar 18 PHA opposes alcohol and tobacco in free trade agreement in the Pacific ( 87Kb)
Mar 17 Researchers call for support for Pacific health ( 28Kb)
Mar 09 New PHA branch launched at Taitokerau ( 23Kb)
Feb 02 Reform tobacco tax to help fund quitting ( 26Kb)

2004

Dec 09 Smokefree ban hailed as significant lifesaver ( 25Kb)
Nov 24 Water restrictions for debtors in Northland ( 86Kb)
Nov 14 Long term costs to health system of child poverty ( 25Kb)
Oct 11 Risks to children unacceptably high ( 22Kb)
Sep 24 Local DHB vital to community ( 28Kb)
Aug 23 PHA calls for free fruit and vegetables vouchers ( 88Kb)
Aug 15 Many organ transplants avoidable ( 125Kb)
Aug 09 Breastfeeding, parenting and childbirth ( 86Kb)
Aug 04 Housing strategy inadequate to solve crisis ( 26Kb)
Aug 03 Call for right to breastfeed in public ( 28Kb)
Jul 04 New Zealand warned of flu pandemic ( 26Kb)
Jul 04 New Zealand great help to East Timor ( 27Kb)
Jul 04 2004 PHA Public Health Champion ( 28Kb)
Jul 04 School closures ( 27Kb)
Jul 04 HIVAIDS major threat in the Pacific ( 27Kb)
Jun 30 Stockpile of antiviral drugs needed ( 26Kb)
Jun 30 Northland community eliminates heart disease ( 26Kb)
Jun 25 Dialogue – In Search of Shelter ( 25Kb)
Jun 23 NZ Doctor – Health Promotion in PHOs ( 38Kb)
Mar 30 Māori life expectancy improves ( 20Kb)
Mar 19 Are we becoming a nation of Russian drinkers? ( 30Kb)
Mar 07 Plight of beneficiaries ( 21Kb)
Jan 27 PHA calls on teachers to be alert for child poverty ( 126Kb)

2003

Sep 14 Housing and disease ( 21Kb)
Sep 05 Rising housing costs hit child health ( 23Kb)
Sep 04 Malnourished school pupils ( 125Kb)
Jul 31 PHA supports universal child benefit ( 21Kb)
Jul 9 Ethnic mortality ( 21Kb)
May 10 Budget lacks clear direction on housing and health ( 25Kb)
Apr 10 Government action needed to help homeless ( 20Kb)
Apr 8 Benefit changes undermine whānau ora ( 22Kb)

 

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