News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search


PM To Address Pacific Community Leaders In Auck.

Wednesday 14th November 2007

Source: Community Partnership Pacific Health Conference 2007

The Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Helen Clark will be attending as the guest speaker of the 10th Community Partnership event hosted by a family of Pacific health providers (Health Star Pacific Trust, AuckPac PHO, TaPasefika PHO, Tongan Health Society PHO, Tamaki PHO, Penina Health Trust, Pacific Islands Heartbeat – Heart Foundation, The Quit Group, West Fono Health).

The Community Partnership Pacific Health Conference will be held on Thursday 15th November 2007 at the Ellerslie Event Centre, with and expected attendance of 500 Pacific church and community leaders, representing close to 300 churches and community organisation from the wider Pacific ethnic groups in Auckland.

The conference this year continues its tradition of promoting and building relationships between Pacific communities and the primary health sector. This sets the successful platform to improve access by Pacific communities of health programs and services in Auckland, which in turn will enhance the provider’s ability to deliver health services to Pacific people.

One of the focus’ of this year’s conference is the viewing of a short documentary to promote Healthy Eating Healthy Action. The Pacific HEHA DVD is a joint project between Pacific PHOs, their health providers and church communities; funded by the Ministry of Health to help combat obesity and its related health problems, including diabetes and cardio vascular diseases.

‘Early detection is your best protection’, is another message for our Pacific communities, at the conference during a special Cancer Candle Light service. Pacific people must not be complacent but to attend cancer screening programmes including breast cancer and cervical cancer screening. These are free services for eligible enrolled patients with our Pacific and Maori PHOs and their GPs.

The point of difference with the Community Partnership Pacific Health Conference is the focus on the community as the primary audience, not health providers or government health agencies. To see the world from the community’s perspective, to communicate in the language of the community, to think like the community, to let the community tell their own health story and journey and for us the healthcare providers to learn and respond accordingly.

It is called Community Partnership with communities first!


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Scoop Review Of Books: Salt River Songs by Sam Hunt

Colin Hogg, a longtime comrade of Sam, writes in his Introduction that, ‘There is a lot of death in this collection of new poems by my friend Sam Hunt. It’s easier to count the poems here that don’t deal with the great destroyer than it is to point to the ones that do.’ More>>

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>


New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news