Promoting Health in Aotearoa New Zealand

Promoting Health in Aotearoa New Zealand

Louise Signal
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h230 x 150mm - 312pg
1/08/2015 NZ
9781877578823
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Promoting Health in Aotearoa New Zealand is the first comprehensive text on health promotion in New Zealand. Primarily written for students, practitioners and policy makers in the health sector, it will be of interest also to those promoting health in Maori, Pacific Island and other NGOs (e.g. Tipu Ora, the Cancer Society, the Heart Foundation, and the AIDS Foundation) and to those in government agencies such as the Accident Compensation Corporation (in accident prevention) and the New Zealand Transport Agency (in road safety). This book will also have wider relevance to an international audience, for example those concerned with promoting the health of indigenous peoples. Ultimately it will contribute to the improved quality of health promotion and public health process and outcomes, including reducing inequities. The contributors come from a wide range of backgrounds and experience, offering different perspectives using a range of theories and approaches.
The integration of an indigenous analysis throughout this text makes it a unique contribution that will be of great value to scholars, practitioners and all of those working in health promotion in New Zealand, Australia and beyond. Professor Emeritus Sir Mason Durie, Massey University, New Zealand ... a valuable contribution to promoting health and wellbeing in Aotearoa NZ and the Pacific region. Dr Colin Tukuitonga, Director-General, Secretariat of the Pacific Community, New Caledonia ... a must read for all health promoters, policy-makers and those seeking new solutions to public health problems. Professor Fran Baum, Director, Southgate Institute, Flinders University
Associate Professor Louise Signal is a director of the Health Promotion and Policy Research Unit at the University of Otago, Wellington. She has worked in health promotion for over 30 years in a range of roles, including at the Ministry of Health and the Public Health Commission. Louise is the regional director of the South West Pacific Region of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE), chairs the Academic Advisory Committee of the Health Promotion Forum and is on the editorial advisory committee of the Australian Journal of Health Promotion.Dr Mihi Ratima (Whakatohea, Ngati Awa) is a director of Taumata Associates, a public health and Maori development consultancy. She was formerly an associate professor in Maori Health and founding director of Taupua Waiora Centre for Maori Health Research at AUT University. She was also a former WHO analyst, a Fulbright Scholar at the University of New Mexico, a health researcher at Massey University and the University of Otago, and a diplomat. In 2006 Mihi and her husband relocated to Taranaki to work with their whanau to establish a reo-Maori immersion papakainga.