New Plymouth: Partnership or Collaboration; is there a difference?
17-19 September 2013
Are you worried public health may be falling off the political agenda? This year’s conference is the ideal time to share your innovations, your struggles, and your vision for the future of public health in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Every voice counts, so come and be a part of New Zealand’s premier public health event.
In an ever changing political and social environment, policies and priorities are constantly changing the way we think and respond to meeting the needs of whānau and communities. The focus of the conference is to ask us to think about the way we work, the way we prioritise and the way we engage.
The theme of the conference is Partnership or Collaboration; is there a difference?
The theme is split into these sub-themes:
- Whānau Ora – it's unclear how prepared policy makers and service providers are to address the major determinants of health and social inequality experienced by Māori. Are partnerships and collaboration requirements for Whānau Ora to be a success?
- Putaio – Health is created by a person’s environment: where they learn, work, and play. In order to affect a change in attitude and practice, have you had to consider a partnership approach to support change?
- Wawata – To innovate requires courage, commitment and passion. How have public health professionals achieved collaborative innovation amid challenging times? How does partnership and collaboration contribute to innovative approaches?
- Manaakitanga – The face of Aotearoa has changed and continues to change. Has policy and the development and delivery of health messages kept up with this change?
- Taunakitanga – In what way does 'Partnership or Collaboration' determine the overall success of public health? What types of partnerships or collaborations are being made for research and evaluation? How do we ensure research and evaluation activities build credible, relevant and timely evidence to enhance public health for all of Aotearoa/New Zealand?
Under each of these themes there will be opportunity to focus further with one or more of the key streams:
- Service provision
- Whānau Ora and community
- Research and evaluation
Please email email@example.com if you have any queries.
Call for abstracts
The conference organising committee is now calling for abstracts.
There are a lot of exciting things currently happening in public health, and we encourage you to submit an abstract to share your passion and the learnings and advances you and your organisations are making.
If you have knowledge, experience or learning to share on any of the sub-themes mentioned above or another related public health topic, you are warmly invite you to submit an abstract.
Submit your abstracts online. The period for submitting abstracts closes at midnight Tuesday 4 June 2013, and notification of accepted abstracts will be sent by Wednesday 12 June 2013.
Presentations will be either:
- Interactive workshops – thirty minute workshops, allowing for hearty discussions, collaborative thinking and positive outcomes.
- Poster/Mini Stands – please limit poster size to 1000mm x 1000mm. Mini Stands include the ability to showcase projects on DVD, web based projects etc. (Presenters must provide own technology. Power provided.)
- First call for abstracts: Wednesday 3 April 2013
- Close of abstracts submissions: Tuesday 4 June 2013
- Notification of acceptance of abstracts: Wednesday 12 June 2013
- Very early bird registrations open: Monday 17 June 2013
About PHA conferences
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 and abstracts from recent years' conferences are available online.
- 2012 – Equity from the start – valuing our children
: Programme (
2.6Mb) | Presentations
- 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)