Public health focuses on finding evidence-based ways to prevent disease, prolong life and promote the health of everyone in New Zealand. Therefore the PHA looks for organised ways to:
The PHANZ is always busy influencing public policy through the submission process; developing and reviewing its own policy statements; or working on individual issues via special interest groups.
We also hold several workshops and webinars throughout the year on various topics such as 'Submission Writing 101' and 'Kai Tahi: Building Capacity in Māori Health.'
The PHANZ produces a monthly Pānui & PolicySpot to keep our members and associates up to date on various public health issues, submission opportunities, new research, up-coming public health conferences and more.
Every year, the PHANZ acknowledges and honours those that have made a significant contribution to public health through our PHANZ Awards.