Social and Community Health

Sustainable health promotion practice

Supervisor

Debbie Hager
Rachel Simon-Kumar

Discipline

Social and Community Health

Project code: MHS017

How do health promoters in New Zealand understand the concept of sustainability as it applies to health promotion practice?

This study will examine:
Do health promoters (in different institutional settings) think of sustainability at all when they plan and practice health promotion?

If they do, what does that mean to them? Do they think of:
• Sustainability of the effects of their programmes
• Financial sustainability
• Project sustainability
• Cultural sustainability
• Relationships sustainability
• Ecological sustainability
• Politics?
• Spiritual

How are these practiced?
What are the barriers to sustainable health promotion practice?

It is intended that this research will be offered as a poster to the International Union of Health Promotion and Education conference in Rotorua next year, and that the student will get an opportunity to attend the conference.

Skills that will be taught:
• Qualitative research design, implementation and analysis
• Interview skills
• Presentation skills

Student preference
Prefer students who are following the health promotion pathway

Health promotion values

Supervisor

Debbie Hager
Rachel Simon-Kumar

Discipline

Social and Community Health

Project code: MHS018

What values underpin health promotion practice?
Do health promoters (in different institutional settings) base the development and implementation of their programmes on values? Do they use the values of the Ottawa Charter and the NZ Health Promotion Forum in their work?

This study will enquire about the values that health promoters think are important in their work and will specifically ask about the values enshrined in HP practice as identified in the Ottawa Charter and the NZ Health Promotion Forum.

It is intended that this research will be offered as a poster to the International Union of Health Promotion and Education conference in Rotorua next year, and that the student will get an opportunity to attend the conference.

Skills that will be taught:
• Qualitative research design, implementation and analysis
• Interview skills
• Presentation skills

Student preference
Prefer students who are following the health promotion pathway