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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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New Report: The first year of Covid-19: Initial outcomes of our collective care for low-income children in Aotearoa New Zealand 

In the year to March 2021, some children and young people were placed in extreme and dangerous situations due to lack of support for those made homeless. More families than ever were forced to experience the deep-seated stress of ongoing food insecurity due to income inadequacy. Inequity grew between children on lowest incomes and others, and our modelling suggests around 18,000 more children may have been pushed into poverty (even before housing costs are considered).

The drivers for this situation included post-Covid-19 government policies which continued to keep hundreds of thousands of children in income poverty, and to neglect the safety and wellbeing of homeless families and young people – all while those who have wealth became even richer via property value increases. Loss of income for many was probably inevitable; loss of income to the point of (further) inadequacy was not.

COVID-19 Vaccination Update  

Click here for the latest update from the Ministry of Health: (hyperlink: or see MoH's COVID-19 webpage to keep updated.

Te Rōpū Whakakaupapa Urutā National Māori Pandemic Group

Focus COVID-19 Governance in a Pandemic

Policy Quarterly, The Institute of Governance and Policy Studies, School of Government at Victoria University of Wellington - (Volume 17-Issue 1-February 2021)


From the PHA national office:

Our Zoom facility is on hand for all branches, caucuses and SIGs to deploy, for remote face to face meetings online. Please contact Leah ( for support to plan your zoom meetings. 

Please take care of yourselves and your bubble.

Arohanui from the team at national office.

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We're only as strong as our members, please consider joining the PHA and helping us work to a healthier New Zealand.

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Upcoming events

2021 New Zealand Melanoma   Summit  Auckland  10 – 12 September 2021.


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