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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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The PHA supports the drive to get as many people as possible in Aotearoa New Zealand fully vaccinated 


The mandatory vaccination order has now been gazetted

Material is available on the Ministry of Health web pages

There is a change in the dates for doses, in response to feedback. Original dates were 1 Oct (1st dose) and 1 Dec (2nd dose)  Our Workforces will now have to 1 January 2022 to be fully Vaccinated.  

COVID-19      27.11.2021

Countering vaccine hesitancy: New resource.  

This article discusses vaccine misinformation and how it can undermine vaccine confidence and lead to vaccine hesitancy. Evidence-based strategies for countering vaccine hesitancy and misinformation are summarised. Techniques to support healthcare providers when engaging with individuals whose vaccine hesitancy has resulted from exposure to vaccine misinformation are provided.

Key web sites

New Zealand Ministry of Health latest digest Unite against COVID-19

Interactive map, New Zealand

WHO Covid dashboard

Johns Hopkins Global map

COVID -19 and speed of spread:  R, Reff and K numbers explained


In-depth interactive graphs from the Spinoff

Te Rōpū Whakakaupapa Urutā National Māori Pandemic Group

Spotlight on: Pandemic Supplement to the Integrated Planning Guide 

(Health in all policies, CDHB Community and Public Health Team Te Mana Ora )

The response to COVID-19 reinforces how policies and actions outside of the health sector can protect wellbeing and foster resilience. Three key priorities need to be taken into account while planning the recovery from this pandemic:

  • health and equity;
  • addressing climate sustainability; and
  • incorporating wider social goals.

PHA member publications: 

Policy Spot Archive now accessible via the PHA publication page


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 Nikita ( 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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Alcohol Reform: Letter to Minister Faafoi calling for a full review of the sale and supply of alcohol Act (SaSA)

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 IHUPE 2022 Montreal / Hybrid


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