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Health Promotion Symposium

23 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018

Health Promotion goes to Canberra for a two day Symposium - Thursday 23 and Friday 24  August 2018. 


Influencing Community Behaviours – Insights from the Field 2

29 Aug 2018 -29 Aug 2018
Murdoch University

In this information-packed seminar, you’ll hear examples of how behaviour change tools and techniques including social marketing, behavioural design, behavioural theory and digital have been used to address health and social challenges facing governments and civil society. A great line-up of speakers will share their unique insights, tools and advice on how best to influence community behaviours to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and society.

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Fixing NDIS National Conference

03 Sep 2018 - 04 Sep 2018

Fulfilling the Promise to Revolutionise Disability Services

Call for Conference Contributions:

  • Papers or Workshops
  • Proposals for Reform of NDIS
  • Campaign Ideas

Women's Health Week

03 Sep 2018 - 07 Sep 2018

You're invited to join the action

We're excited that Women’s Health Week is back for 2018. We invite you once more to take part in our national campaign and continue making your good health a priority.


2018 Public Health & Health Promotion Students Career Pathways: Hosted by QLD Branches of PHAA & AHPA

13 Sep 2018 -13 Sep 2018
The University of Queensland Oral Health Centre, 288 Herston Road, Herston 4006

After a successful Students Career Pathway event last year, the QLD branches of AHPA & the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) are joining together again for another year! This event is for students, people early in their career, or anyone interested in a career in public health or health promotion.


National Eating Disorders and Obesity Conference

27 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Twin Towns Services Club, NSW

The National Eating Disorders and Obesity Conference will be held at Twin Towns Services Club on Thursday 27 – Friday 28 September 2018.

This annual conference is going into its 5th year and will provide the opportunity to share current research, celebrate successes and address challenges whilst learning and networking with like-minded professionals in the prevention, treatment and care of people living with an Eating Disorder and/or Obesity.

The intervention points of public health promotion, community based care and hospital care along with the management of patients through multidisciplinary teams will create a unique collaboration of health care professionals.


2018 Australian Road Safety Conference

03 Oct 2018 - 05 Oct 2018
International Convention Centre, Sydney

If you are yet to visit the beautiful city of Sydney, then the 2018 Australasian Road Safety Conference (ARSC2018) is the ARSC conference for you! The Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS) & Austroads, and our co-Chair organisations ARRB and Transport & Road Safety Research (TARS) at UNSW, invite you to attend the largest road safety-dedicated conference in the Southern Hemisphere. ARSC2018 will be held in Sydney on the banks of the vibrant Darling Harbour at the beautiful Sydney International Convention Centre complex, from Wednesday to Friday 3-5 October 2018.


Board Ignition online course

09 Oct 2018 - 22 Nov 2018

Keen to join a NFP board but don’t know where to start? Register before 1 September.

Join the next Alyceum Board Ignition online course starting in October - a course designed to fast track your board journey and help you get your first NFP board appointment.

This dynamic course gives you the practical steps to get onto a board and be an outstanding director. It includes video interviews, online workbooks, reflective questions, practical challenges and more. You also get life-time access to the course materials.

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'Tanzanian Mum's & Bub's Nutrition Centre' Fundraising Dinner

11 Oct 2018 -11 Oct 2018
Mama Africa Restaurant, Nollamara

Nutrition Plus would like to invite you to join us for a night ofdelicious African food to raise funds for our Mum and Bubs Nutrition Centre in Tanzania.

We've teamed up with Compassion, a charity that aims to release children from poverty, to support a facility for pregnant mums-to-be in a community called Mbulu in rural Tanzania.

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10th Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium

15 Oct 2018 - 17 Oct 2018
Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania

Hosted by the Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association, the 10th Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium is an opportunity for policy makers, clinical practitioners, academics, service providers and mental health professionals to join together and provide a collaborative platform for the challenges, solutions, innovations, support systems and networks for rural mental health.

This Symposium marks our 10 year commitment to the mental health of rural Australians! 

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23rd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion

07 Apr 2019 - 11 Apr 2019
Rotorua, Aotearoa New Zealand


Welcome to IUHPE 2019

7 - 11 April 2019

from the Conference Co-ChairsNgā mihi, ngā whakataukī, ngā reo pōwhiri, ngā manu kōrero o tēnā rohe o tēnā rohe tēnā koutou. He mihimihi mahana tēnei i runga i ngā āhuatanga o te rā me ngā tini manaakitanga kei mua te aroaro. Nō reira tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa.

As Co-Chairs of the 23rd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion, we are pleased to announce the coming of this prestigious event to New Zealand. It is a tremendous honour for the Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand (HPF) to be hosting the Conference in association with the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE). Without doubt the IUHPE world conferences are most significant occasions that bring together those dedicated to health promotion from across the globe. For newcomers and old timers alike, these meetings every three years define the “state of the art” in health promotion practice, research, and theory. It also represents a unique platform to showcase New Zealand’s innovation and excellence in health promotion to a global audience, along with our country’s natural beauty, culture and hospitality.

With 3000 delegates expected from New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific Islands, the wider Asia-Pacific region, Europe, Americas, Middle East and Africa, it will be an invaluable forum for those in the sector to exchange knowledge and build networks, in order to:Share strategies, policies and practicesPresent results and assess progressInfluence policy and bring about positive changePromote health and equity amongst all people

The theme of our Conference is Waiora: Promoting Planetary Health and Sustainable Development. It is based on the traditional Maori concept of ‘Waiora’. Maori are the Indigenous peoples of Aotearoa New Zealand. Translated literally as ‘healing and healthy waters’, Waiora refers to the interconnectedness of our physical and spiritual worlds with our environment. As a theme, Waiora reflects the dependence of our own health on that of our planet, and recognises the major global challenge of balancing ongoing development with environmental stewardship.

For more information on the theme and sub-theme of the conference, please refer to our 'First Announcement' located under our Programme page.

Recognising that most determinants of health in fact lie outside the health sector, a key focus will be the need for increased dialogue with other sectors and disciplines. Other issues addressed will include:

The impact of climate change on individual and community healthAddressing the challenges faced by communities within this global contextHow best to balance sustainable development with healthy environments

“He wai tapu, he wai tipua, he wai atua, he taonga tuku iho.” “The sacred waters, the supernatural waters, the waters of a divine creator, a benevolent gift for generations to come.” --- Traditional Māori adageWe look forward to welcoming you to Rotorua, New Zealand from 7-11 April 2019.

Ngā mihi,

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