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Health Workforce NZ

Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ) was set up in 2009 to provide national leadership on the development of the country’s health and disability workforce.  HWNZ has overall responsibility for planning and development of the health workforce, ensuring that staffing issues are aligned with planning on delivery of services and that our healthcare workforce is fit for purpose.

Public Health Workforce

This website offers information and resources about public health and public health workforce development. You will also find information about public health careers, job vacancies, scholarships, conferences and training opportunities. 

Public Health Association

The Public Health Association (PHA) is a voluntary association that takes a leading role in promoting public health and influencing public policy.  Their goal is to improve the health of all New Zealanders by progressively strengthening the organised efforts of society by being an informed collaborative and strong advocate for public health.  The website has a range of resources, key public health documents, training and membership information.

Workbase (Health Literacy

Workbase is New Zealand’s most experienced provider of literacy, numeracy and communication support for organisations and adults.   Their website was developed to support health professionals, managers and policy makers by providing comprehensive free information about health literacy, and easy access to resources and expertise.

Health Promotion Agency

The Health Promotion Agency (HPA) is a New Zealand Crown entity formed by the merger of the Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC), the Health Sponsorship Council (HSC) and some health promotion programmes previously delivered by the Ministry of Health. It leads and delivers innovative, high quality and cost-effective programmes and activities that:

  • Promote health, wellbeing and healthy lifestyles;

  • Prevent disease, illness and injury;

  • Enable environments that support health and wellbeing and healthy lifestyles;

  • Reduce personal, social and economic harm.

It also has functions specific to providing advice and research on alcohol issues.

Health Promotion Forum

The Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand - Runanga Whakapiki ake i te Hauora o Aotearoa (HPF) builds leadership, relationships and the  health promotion workforce consistent with the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Ottawa Charter. It is an Incorporated Society and a registered charity with over 170 member organisations.   The website has tools, information on training, conferences, workshops, Maori and Pacific models, links to key strategies and much more.

Ministry of Health

This is the Government's principal advisor on health and disability: improving, promoting and protecting the health of all New Zealanders.  The website offers a range of information and publications on the New Zealand health system including the main organisations and structures in the system, their roles, functions, and legislative responsibilities.  There is also information on the work in specific health and disability programmes, projects, regulation and other areas and is a central location for accessing New Zealand health data and health statistics collected and produced by the Ministry of Health and wider health sector.

Le Va - Pacific WFD

Le Va, Pasifika within Te Pou, is New Zealand’s national coordination service and workforce development programme for Pacific mental health, addictions, disabilities and general health.

Hauora Maori Health WFD has grown out of the need for Maori health professionals, workers, and managers to take a coordinated, managed, and active approach to their own professional development. It is a national initiative involving a number of Maori led health professional organisations and networks.

Te Rau Matatini Maori WFD

Te Rau Matatini supports Māori workforce development to enhance whānau ora, health and wellbeing. We provide national and local workforce policy, research, training, career advancement, bursary programmes, scholarships and regularly updated information and resources for people accessing or working in health both now and in the future.

Community Matters
(Department of Internal Affairs)

This Department of Internal Affairs website has useful advice and support for the community sector, it has community profiles which will help to identify and understand the current and future trends in social, economic, environmental, and cultural well-being of New Zealand communities.  There is also information on funding for community organisations, community research, successful initiatives and useful toolkits and publications.

Community Resource Toolkit

The Community Resource Kit is a guide to setting up and running community groups in New Zealand. It is for community, voluntary and iwi/Māori organisations, from small or emerging groups to more established organisations, and all the workers, volunteers and advisors working with these groups.  The website has great practical guides, toolkits on anything from funding to advocacy and research. 

Community Internship Programme

This website is where you can find out about the Community Internship Programme which funds hapū, iwi or community groups with identified development needs to employ skilled professionals from the public, iwi, private or community sectors as interns for three to six months.  The programme is designed to achieve specific capacity-building outcomes for host hapū, iwi or community organisations, and relationship-building outcomes between the public, private, iwi or community sectors.

Bay Navigator

Bay Navigator is a joint initiative between primary and secondary care in the Bay of Plenty, designed to improve the quality of healthcare across the region. The goal of Bay Navigator is a fundamental reorientation of the health system, resulting in a smoother transition between services and the delivery of better, sooner and more convenient healthcare for our community.  This website is designed as an information and communication portal for all health professionals in the Bay of Plenty.

Last modified: 06 Mar 2018
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