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Join with us in working to improve the wellbeing of all New Zealanders

Responding to the success of our 2014 Congress, three leading New Zealand population health organisations are working together again to organise the second New Zealand Population Health Congress to be held 18-20 April 2018 at the Aotea Centre, Auckland.

This Congress will be a further opportunity to influence the future direction of health and wellbeing of all New Zealanders and a chance for you to contribute to new thinking and action to shape our future.

Much has changed in New Zealand and the health sector since our last Congress.  More New Zealanders are living longer, happier lives, and for some the gaps are closing.  But for others, old problems remain and new challenges have emerged.  So our aims for 2018 are to learn from our recent experience and plan together for a less certain future. 

The 2018 Congress theme is 'Sharing solutions, shaping our future wellbeing.  Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini' (My strength is not as an individual, but as a collective).

There will be three major streams of work to evaluate progress and provoke further thought, based on the priorities identified from the 2014 Congress:

    1. Addressing climate change and planetary health
    2. Giving all children the best start in life
    3. Improving population health and reducing health inequities

We are committed to ensuring this Congress delivers:

  • engaging, challenging and influential speakers
  • diverse participants in large numbers
  • exposure to new ideas, research and experience
  • high media coverage for the Congress and its themes
  • a stimulating, informative and enjoyable experience for participants


The Congress is the result of close collaboration between:

The Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand/Runanga Whakapiki Ake I Te Hauora o Aotearoa - www.hauora.co.nz
The Health Promotion Forum (HPF) is the umbrella organisation for health promotion organisations and professionals of Aotearoa New Zealand. HPF's overall goal is to promote hauora (wellbeing) as everyone's right. It does this by building leadership, relationships and the workforce in health promotion. HPF offers training courses, resources and support for practitioners across the profession.

The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine - www.nzcphm.org.nz
The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine (NZCPHM) is an incorporated society representing the medical specialty of public health medicine in New Zealand. It provides public health training for doctors who have completed their medical degree and for the professional development of its members. Its fellows hold leading positions in universities, government and non-government agencies, and district health boards. The vision statement of the College is 'Health and Equity for All'.

The Public Health Association of New Zealand - www.pha.org.nz
The Public Health Association of New Zealand (PHA) is a national association, with members from the public, private and voluntary sectors. Our organisation's vision is 'Good health for all - health equity in Aotearoa', or 'Hauora mo te katoa – Oranga mo te Ao'. To fulfil this vision we collaborate with government and other non-government organisations to provide a range of opportunities to share information and debate about public health in Aotearoa New Zealand, and support action to improve, promote and protect the health of the whole population.


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