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Promoting Health in Aotearoa NZ
Promoting Health in Aotearoa NZ

Promoting Health in Aotearoa NZ

Edited by Louise Signal, Edited by Mihi Ratima


312 Pages, 6.25 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

PDF, $14.99 (US $14.99) (CA $19.99)

Publication Date: August 2016

ISBN 9781927322697

Rights: WOR

Otago University Press (Aug 2016)


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The health of the planet – and all of us who live on it – is under dire threat from factors such as climate change, obesity and new infectious diseases. Progressive health promotion is an approach that can counterbalance these threats with practice, policy and advocacy for health,well-being and equity. Promoting Health in Aotearoa New Zealand provides a rich scan of the health promotion landscape in New Zealand. It explores ways in which Maori, and other, perspectives have been melded with Western ideas to produce distinctly New Zealand approaches. In doing so it addresses the need for locally written material for use in teaching and practice, and provides direction for all those wanting to solve complex public health problems.


"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." —Sir Mason Durie, Professor Emeritus, 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." —Fran Baum, professor and Director, Southgate Institute, Flinders University 

Author Biography

Louise Signal is 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. Mihi Ratima is 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.