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Welcome to the PHA – a collective voice for a healthy Aotearoa New Zealand!

The Public Health Association (PHA) is a national membership association with a commitment to health for all.

We provide opportunity for people who share this commitment to

  • Be part of a collective voice on the social determinants of health
  • Gather, share and learn with others who work in public health
  • Influence policy to improve the health of all New Zealanders
  • Keep up to date with events and issues in the public health sector.

Our vision: health equity in Aotearoa
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Public Health Association media release, 25th November 2021

Each year the Public Health Association of New Zealand (PHA-NZ) honours individuals or groups for their outstanding contribution to public health action by naming them Public Health Champions for the year.

CEO Grant Berghan said “We had an extremely high calibre of nominations this year, all of whom would have been deserved winners. After considerable debate, our Champions were chosen. These are exceptional individuals, and organisations, who have gone above and beyond the normal call of duty. Their efforts have made a material difference to the lives of people in this country. ”

The Public Health Champions Award was jointly shared between Associate Professor Heather Came-Friar, and the Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS).