PHA Conference 2016
Unfortunately, it has become harder and more expensive to pull a conference together based purely on voluntary effort. So the PHA has decided not to hold a conference this year (2016), but to offer other ways for the workforce to engage around the big issues facing public health, while we re-think our conference model for the future. It is fully anticipated there will be a PHA Conference in 2017.
Find out more.
About PHA Conferences
Ordinarily, the PHA holds a conference in a different region each year.
There are several objectives of the annual conference.
- Education: The conference is a major educational and networking event for groups and individuals working in public
health in New Zealand. It can therefore play a significant role in developing and maintaining the competence of public health
workers whose needs for continued learning and development are ongoing.
- Advocacy: The conference provides an opportunity for publicity and media events on issues of high public health concern.
International and local speakers provide excellent opportunities for advocacy.
- Fundraising: The conference provides an essential basis of financial support for the PHA. It provides funding for the
host branch, and for national operations. It provides funding for the host branch, and ensures the PHA has independent income to advocate for public health free from contractual constraints.
Programmes, abstracts and presentations from recent years' conferences are available online
- 2015 – Healthy people, healthy nation – Public health is everybody's business Visit the Conference website
- 2014 – NZ Population Health Congress: Connecting communities, policy and science; (jointly hosted by the PHA, the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine
and the Health promotion Forum). Visit the Congress 2014 website
Congress Proceedings |
- 2013 – Partnership or Collaboration; is there a difference?
Visit the Conference website
- 2012 – Equity from the start – valuing our children
: Programme (
2.6Mb) | Presentations | Conference Statement
- 2011 – Vision, Sustainability and Diversity: Programme (
4.5Mb) | Presentations
- 2010 – Tomorrow for tomorrow's people: Programme (
482Kb) | Presentations
- 2009 – The Underpinnings of
Public Health Practice: Research and Values
- 2008 – Tapu Noa - Environmental physical or both (
- 2007 – Te Torino - Reimagining Health ( 726Kb)
- 2006 – Sustaining Public Health ( 301Kb)
- 2005 – Making the Links for Public Health ( 935Kb)
- 2004 – Growing our Own ( 44Kb)
- 2003 – Tino Rangatiratanga in Public Health ( 951Kb)