Ngā take e puta mai ana i te rangahau e pā ana ki te Hauora Tāngata o Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa
Tuesday 12 February 2019
Featuring the academic work of Pacific staff from across Otago University and colleagues from the public sector and community agencies, this course provides insights into issues such as cardiovascular disease, alcohol and drug use, sleep, and oral health among Pacific peoples. Plus climate change and educational achievement and learning in the Pacific region.
The themes which will be covered include:
- Overview of Pacific health in New Zealand and Pacific region
- Climate change the Pacific and Renewable energy technologies
- The state of Pacific oral health in Aotearoa/New Zealand
- Pacific dreaming – sleep among Pacific families in Aotearoa/New Zealand
- Pacific peoples and alcohol, synthetics, methamphetamines and cannabis
- The tax on sugars in Pacific Island countries and territories
- Cardiovascular disease in Pasifika - breaking down the disparities between ethnicities.
Style of course
Small group - i.e. teaching and discussion in a group of up to 25 people.
Who should attend?
This course is aimed at postgraduate students, researchers and practitioners. The course will be useful for people working in the public health, primary health care, and community sectors seeking to expand their knowledge base and better understand the health issues facing Pacific people. The lessons learnt from this course can be applied to help improve the health of Pacific populations in New Zealand.
By the end of this course participants should have the knowledge/skills to:
- Understand & discuss key issues affecting Pacific communities
- Understand & discuss a range of concepts related to programme interventions for Pacific peoples
- Actively participate in discussions about Pacific health improvements
- Assist with implementing improvements to the policies and services for Pacific populations
|9:00am||Welcome and introductions - Ramona Tiatia |
Overview of Pacific health in Aotearoa/New Zealand (Ramona Tiatia)
Overview of Pacific health in the Pacific Region (Aiono Alec Ekeroma)
Confining Pacific Minds: Hidden pasts in the present (Jacqueline Leckie)
|11:00am||Cardiovascular disease in Pasifika (Daryl Schwenke) |
Pasifika Oral Health in New Zealand & Samoa (Moira Smith, Mowafaq Amso, Oliver Dugena)
|1:30pm||Border to Grave Drug Surveillance in New Zealand (Diana Kappatos, ESR) |
Pacific dreaming – sleep among Pacific families in Aotearoa/New Zealand (Rose Richards)
|3:30pm||The tax on sugars in Pacific Island countries and territories (Andrea Teng) |
Climate change & Pacific and Renewable Energy technologies – the case of Samoa and Kiribati (Ramona Tiatia/Mary Anne Teariki/Ian Shearer)
|4:30pm||Group discussion - All presenters|
Evening Pacific Keynote Speaker TBC
Read a summary about each of our amazing keynote speakers
- Dr Ramona Tiatia – Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington
- Dr Viliami Puloka – Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington
- Dr Moira Smith – Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington
- Dr Rose Richards-Kessell – Director, Va’a o Tautai Pacific Research Centre, University of Otago, Dunedin
- Associate Professor Daryl Schwenke – Department of Physiology, University of Otago
- Dr Mary Anne Teariki – Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington
- Mr Ian Shearer – Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington
- Dr Andrea Teng – Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington
- Diana Kappatos - Forensic Toxicologist at Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited (ESR)
- Aiono Professor Alec Ekeroma - University of Otago, Wellington
Course cost and registration
$300 early bird, $400 after 20 December 2018.
A 50% discount is available to full-time students, those unwaged and University of Otago staff.