ContentsMinisters’ media releases 7
Ngo information 10
Training, education, resources and conferences 12
Other information 15
Ministry of health information
Review of the Health and Disability Services Standards
Ministers’ media releases
Other government agencies
Training, education, resources and conferences
Unitec Graduate Diploma in Not for Profit Management
Submissions close on 17 May 2013
Health and Disability NGO email update for April 2013
Table of Contents
Table of Contents 1
NGO WORKING GROUP INFORMATION 4
Health and Disability NGO Sector – Ministry of Health Forum 4
MINISTRY OF HEALTH INFORMATION 4
Get the Flu Jab, 4
Support services for older people 4
Pacific Health and Disability Workforce Awards 2013 5
Ministry of Health media releases 5
The Ministry’s structure and business units 5
Other government health websites 5
National Health Board 5
Health Workforce New Zealand 5
IT Health Board 5
National Screening Unit 6
Health Research Council of New Zealand 6
Health Quality and Safety Commission 6
District Health Board Information 6
New Ministry of Health publications (since the last update) 6
Companion Statement on Vitamin D and Sun Exposure in Pregnancy and Infancy in New Zealand 6
Implementation and Formative Evaluation of the Rheumatic Fever Prevention Programme 6
Metro-Auckland Pacific Population Health Profile 6
The Health of Māori Adults and Children 6
The Health of Pacific Adults and Children 6
Electric and Magnetic Fields and Your Health 6
Media Releases and speeches 7
2013 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards 7
2013 House of Representatives Sitting Programme 8
OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES 8
Charities Newsletter: March 2013 8
Ministry of Social Development – March update on the White Paper for Vulnerable Children, Project update: March 2013 8
Awareness Weeks/Appeals/Events 10
Social Bonds Seminars: ANGOA's Report to Treasury and Ministry of Health 10
ASD Communication and Behaviour Service 11
Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand New Zealand Sign Language Week – in May 11
One Voice Te Reo Kotahi – a network for NGOs in Christchurch 11
Community Research 11
Consumers Voice Website 11
Community Sector Taskforce 11
Not-For-Profit News (Australia) 12
Policy Watch 12
Volunteering NZ 12
Changes to Financial Reporting for Charities: Free Workshops 12
Stephen Rollnick – Motivational Interviewing workshops, May 2013 13
Social Media Workshops 13
Effective ways of engaging men 13
Ko Awatea Institute for Healthcare Improvement – Programmes planned for 2013 13
Rural Women NZ National Conference 14
Launch of Volunteering New Zealand's Competencies for Managers of Volunteers 14
HIV Women’s Seminar 14
CommunityNet Aotearoa 14
Development e-newsletter (Te Pou): 14
Wellington’s Homeless* People: Draft Strategy 14
Revised Proposals on Auditing for Charities 15
Community Fruit Harvesting 15
Important notice 15
NGO WORKING GROUP INFORMATION
Health and Disability NGO Sector – Ministry of Health Forum
9:00am-3:30pm, Thursday 18 April 2013, Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Theme: Maximising Our Collective Impact
Anyone with an interest in NGO health and disability sector issues is welcome to attend.
Places will be allocated on a first in, first served basis. For more information: http://ngo.health.govt.nz/what-we-do/ngo-moh-forums
Ministry of Health website: http://www.health.govt.nz/home
Get the Flu Jab,
Influenza vaccinations are now available and you’ll be able to get vaccinated until the end of July. Flu kills around 400 NZers, directly or indirectly, each year, and last year it put more than a thousand people in hospital. The vaccination is free to those at greatest risk of serious influenza complications, including NZers over the age of 65, pregnant women, and people with on-going conditions such as asthma or heart problems.
People who are not eligible for the free vaccine can purchase it from their general practitioner or selected pharmacies. Healthy people as well as those eligible for free vaccinations are being targeted to get immunised this influenza season, because this will reduce their chance of spreading the disease to other more vulnerable people.
The virus strains that caused problems in the northern hemisphere are covered this year, with the vaccine covering A/California/7/2009(H1N1) pdm09-like virus; A/Victoria/361/2011(H3N2)-like virus (new strain for 2013, and B/Wisconsin/1/2010-like virus (new strain for 2013).
For more information visit www.fightflu.co.nz or http://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/conditions-and-treatments/diseases-and-illnesses/influenza or call 0800 IMMUNE (0800 466 863)
Support services for older people
Information for older people about the range of services that are available to:
Support services may include:
For more information: http://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/services-and-support/health-care-services/services-older-people/support-services-older-people
Pacific Health and Disability Workforce Awards 2013
The Pacific Health and Disability Workforce Awards contribute to improving access to health services for Pacific peoples by assisting the development of the Pacific health and disability workforce.
The Awards provide financial assistance to students who are undertaking a course in health or disability-related studies accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) or the New Zealand Vice Chancellors Committee.
The Ministry of Health certifies providers of health and disability services according to the Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001. Certified providers must meet the relevant service standards set out in the Health and Disability Services Standards (NZS 8134:2008). The Act requires the service standards be reviewed regularly to find out whether the standards should be amended. If you are interested in commenting on the current standards, please follow this link http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/hdss . The survey needs to be completed by 24 May. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Bognuda on email@example.com or (04) 816 2629.
Ministry of Health media releases
For the latest media releases from the Ministry of Health go to our Media Centre.
The Ministry’s structure and business units
For more information about the Ministry’s structure and business units go to Ministry business units.
Other government health websites
National Health Board
April News-desk - http://www.nationalhealthboard.govt.nz/Newsdesk-April-2013
Health Workforce New Zealand
HWNZ Stakeholder Bulletin – April 2013 –
IT Health Board
Draft Comprehensive Clinical Assessments for Older People Standard open for public comment.
The 10047 Comprehensive Clinical Assessments for Older People draft standard specifies CDA templates for interRAI assessment reports. For more information: http://www.ithealthboard.health.nz/content/standards-open-public-comment
National Screening Unit
Health Research Council of New Zealand
Health Quality and Safety Commission
District Health Board Information
Link to all DHB websites
My DHB - My DHB helps you find these services and tells you how well your DHB is performing.
New Ministry of Health publications (since the last update)
Link to publications page
Companion Statement on Vitamin D and Sun Exposure in Pregnancy and Infancy in New Zealand
This document provides advice for health practitioners on vitamin D and sun exposure in pregnancy and infancy. It identifies those at high risk of vitamin D deficiency and provides recommendations for vitamin D supplementation.
Implementation and Formative Evaluation of the Rheumatic Fever Prevention Programme
This report provides an evidence-based overview of the implementation and delivery of the Rheumatic Fever Prevention Programme (RFPP) during its first 18 months.
Metro-Auckland Pacific Population Health Profile
This publication provides a snapshot of Pacific health in the metro-Auckland region. Given 71 percent of the New Zealand Pacific population reside in Auckland, many of the health issues presented in this health needs assessment mirrors the issues of the national Pacific population.
Link to publications page
The Health of Māori Adults and Children
This brief paper presents key findings about the health and wellbeing of Māori adults and children in 2011/12. These results come from the New Zealand Health Survey.
The Health of Pacific Adults and Children
This brief paper presents key findings about the health and wellbeing of Pacific adults and children in 2011/12. These results come from the New Zealand Health Survey.
Electric and Magnetic Fields and Your Health
This publication explains the electric and magnetic fields around power lines, electrical wiring and appliances and discusses the health effects of these fields.
Media Releases and speeches
Hon Tony Ryall - http://www.beehive.govt.nz/minister/tony-ryall
2013 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards
The Minister of Health has announced the first 2013 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards to recognise the individuals and teams who demonstrate outstanding dedication and commitment to health services in New Zealand. We want to seek out and honour the incredible contributions of individuals, organisations and community groups who inspire us with their care, dedication and hard work through volunteering within New Zealand's health and disability sector.
All award nominees will receive a certificate highlighting their contribution in the category they were nominated for. Nominees judged as outstanding achievers will be presented with an award by the Minister of Health, during National Volunteer Week, Sunday 16 to Saturday 22 June.
You can nominate an individual volunteer or team of volunteers. There are five categories including; outstanding achievement by a Health Care Provider and Service, outstanding achievement by a Community or NGO Health Service, outstanding achievement by a volunteer in a Maori Health Service, outstanding achievement by a volunteer in a Pacific Health Service and outstanding achievement by a Youth Health Volunteer.
Let’s celebrate and pay tribute to those health volunteers who genuinely make a difference.
Nominations are open until 3 May 2013. Nominate someone today!
Hon Jo Goodhew - http://www.beehive.govt.nz/minister/Jo-Goodhew
Hon Peter Dunne - http://www.beehive.govt.nz/minister/peter-dunne
Hon Tariana Turia - http://www.beehive.govt.nz/minister/tariana-turia
2013 House of Representatives Sitting Programme
The House sitting programme shows the agreed sitting days for the House of Representatives in 2013. Normal sitting hours during the year are:
View the complete sitting programme at http://www.parliament.nz/en-NZ/PB/Business/Programme/9/4/d/00CLOOCThisWkProgramme1-House-sitting-programme.htm
Charities Newsletter: March 2013
Ministry of Social Development – March update on the White Paper for Vulnerable Children, Project update: March 2013
1 Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month
2 World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD)
5-6 RNZFB Red Puppy Appeal
7 World Health Day
9 @Heart Street Appeal
11 World Parkinson's Day
17 World Haemophilia Day
19 RSA Poppy Day
24-30 Immunisation Week
24 World YWCA Day
25 World Malaria Day
29-5 May Red Shield Appeal (Salvation Army)
1-31 Coastguard May Day Appeal
5 International Midwives Day
6-12 Red Cross Annual Appeal Week
6-12 Rape Awareness Week 2013
8 World Red Cross Day
10 World Lupus Day
12 International Nurses Day
13-19 NZ Sign Language Week
13-19 Hospice Awareness Week
15 International Day of Families
19 World Inflammatory Bowel Disease Day
19-25 Allergy Awareness Week
20 World Autoimmune Arthritis Day
20-26 Asthma Awareness Week
24 Asthma Foundation Balloon Day and Asthma NZ
26-1 June Coeliac Awareness Week
26-1 June Macular Degeneration Awareness Week
31 World Smokefree Day
For more information and to get an event listed: http://www.webhealth.co.nz/articles/view/article/739/webhealth-awareness-events-and-appeals-calendar-20112012/
Social Bonds Seminars: ANGOA's Report to Treasury and Ministry of Health
This is ANGOA's final report to Treasury and the Ministry of Health on the series of Social Bonds Seminars they organised in February and March 2013. Link to the report: http://www.angoa.org.nz/angoa_docs/2013-03-29-ANGOA-Report-Social-Bonds-Seminars.pdf
ASD Communication and Behaviour Service
From 1st April 2013, Timata Hou/IDEA Specialist Service will be delivering the ASD Communication and Behaviour Support Service to the Midland, Lower North Island and South Island regions. This service has been operating in Auckland since 2009 and Northland since 2012.
Goals of the Service are to:
Referrals to the service can be made by Needs Assessment and Service Coordination Services (NASC), or the child/young person’s Paediatrician.
For further information contact: Martyn Matthews, National Manager Clinical Services
(04) 495 2772, email: Martyn.firstname.lastname@example.org
Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand New Zealand Sign Language Week – in May
Each May, Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand organises NZSL Week - a celebration of one of the country's official languages, New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).
The week is a platform for the Deaf community to stand proud as Deaf and promote their language and culture. NZSL Week also gives Deaf Aotearoa an opportunity to reaffirm the rights of Deaf people as defined by the UN's Convention of Rights of Persons with Disabilities. They are inviting New Zealanders to Learn 25 Signs and go into a draw to win spot prizes. Sign Up for a FREE NZSL Taster Class. These classes are extremely popular so book your class now. http://www.deaf.co.nz/nz-sign-language
One Voice Te Reo Kotahi – a network for NGOs in Christchurch
They are the waka on which the NGO sector with its many faces (nga matatini) carries community expectations and truths with integrity. He wake eke noa - a canoe on which we can all embark. Any NGO can register with this network, which has been recognised by CERA as part of the Community Wellbeing Planning Group.
Community Research gathers research about New Zealand’s tangata whenua, community and voluntary sector, shares it with a broader audience, creates a virtual hub for researchers, iwi and community organisations to share their ideas, and advocates good methods in community research. Read more
Consumers Voice Website
Consumers Voice NZ (CVNZ) is designed to be an independent, online community feedback forum for people who use NZ social services, e.g., CYF, Family Court, Counselling, Alcohol & Drug, and Mental Health services.
More information is here.
Community Sector Taskforce
For jobs available in the NGO sector and updates on what's happening in Tangata Whenua, Community and Voluntary Sector go to ^
Not-For-Profit News (Australia)
For news, insight, and opportunities on all things non-profit check out the latest Not-for-Profit News
For the latest newsletter from the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services, check out their website here
Want to find new connections in your community, build some new skills, or offer your time and/or skills? Check out Volunteer NZ’s volunteer role placement site. Regional volunteer centres around NZ place opportunities on the site for you to search and find something that may suit your situation. Also, don't forget to ask your own friends and communities to see if there are ways you can help – you may be surprised about how much you can contribute when you ask.
The volunteer placement site is at www.volunteernow.org.nz . You can contact any one of the volunteer centres by phone or mail: their contact details are at:
Changes to Financial Reporting for Charities: Free Workshops
There are changes ahead for charities - new financial reporting standards are being proposed, and are likely to take effect in the 2015 financial year. Once these are finalised, registered charities will have a new template for filing annual returns (see below). These will be required to keep your charitable status, and they will include some non-financial reporting on progress with fulfilling your charitable aims.
The Department of Internal Affairs’ Charities team, the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment, the External Reporting Board (XRB), and Angoa have teamed up to run free workshops to explain these new proposals, and how they could affect your charity. The workshops are held throughout the country, from 1 March to the end of May, and are for three hours (morning or afternoon).
More information, including dates, venues and registration details, is at http://www.charities.govt.nz/news/events/free-seminars-for-charities-how-to-make-a-submission-on-the-proposed-newaccounting-standards/
Have you re-enrolled for the classes you want to take in 2013? Do you think you might be too busy to fit in study this year? Well it’s 99% certain your schedule will be too full if you don’t set aside time now for your own refuelling! Do we always privilege action over our own reflective practice time?
Our work in the NFP sector is all-consuming, exciting, challenging. Yet, if we are going to keep our passion alive and keep growing our own leadership effectiveness, time out for reflecting, refuelling and learning is a necessity, not a luxury. Your attention to this now is essential for your planning and ours.
For more information contact Cathie Peters the Programme Leader, at email@example.com or following this link: http://www.unitec.ac.nz/social-health-sciences/community-health-services/programmes_healthservices/not-for-profit-management/graduate-diploma-in-not-for-profit-management.cfm
Stephen Rollnick – Motivational Interviewing workshops, May 2013
2 May: Auckland; 6 May: Wellington; 8 May: Christchurch
Stephen Rollnick is a co-founder of motivational interviewing (MI) and co-writer of Motivational Interviewing: Helping people change 3rd Edition. In the workshops he will:
To secure a place visit: www.hma.co.nz/workshops
Social Media Workshops
Two workshops are open for registrations:
Stepping back from the hurly burly of constant updates to Facebook and other social media sites can bring big gains. Two workshops in May will help organisations to use social media more effectively. This training will help participants gain a deeper understanding of the level of social media maturity within their organisation, and create a measurement framework so that effort is directed where it pays off.
Workshop leader Beth Kanter will share frameworks and examples based on her second book, "Measuring the Networked Nonprofit: Using Data to Change the World" (2012). Beth has delivered training in every continent (except Antarctica) and shares her expertise on her popular blog almost daily.
More details: http://bit.ly/BethKanterNZ
Effective ways of engaging men
Wednesday May 22 9.30am – 4.00pm, Jet Park Airport Hotel & Conference Centre, Auckland
This is a men’s health promotion training program that focuses on how we can more effectively communicate health and wellbeing messages to men and what agencies and organisations need to know about making their services, programs and resources more men friendly to achieve the best possible outcomes for men and boys. The program is for men and women who work in organisations, services and companies that provide health, welfare, wellbeing or community services for men and boys.
Ko Awatea Institute for Healthcare Improvement – Programmes planned for 2013
Improve Safety & Reliability, Patient Safety Programme, 21-24 May, Lecture Theatre, Ko Awatea Centre, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland
In a time when medical errors harm millions around the globe and cost billions of
dollars every year, no health care organisation can afford to be without a strong
patient safety programme. During this four day programme, participants will learn
the essential elements needed for the journey to improving patient safety.
Participants will develop a plan that can be used as a framework in their area of
responsibility. Participants will also learn to advise and work effectively with senior
leadership to implement these strategies.
More information: http://koawatea.co.nz/
Rural Women NZ National Conference
This conference is being held on 23-26 May 2013 at the Chateau on the Park, Riccarton, Christchurch. On 23 May there is the opportunity to take part in a National Water Forum, from 9am to 12pm at the conference venue.
More is at www.ruralwomen.org.nz
Launch of Volunteering New Zealand's Competencies for Managers of Volunteers
5 June at 10.30am, via webinar.
Volunteering New Zealand will be sending registration details through in the next couple of weeks. Wherever you are in the country or the world, as long as you have access to a computer with speakers, you'll be able to tune in and join.
HIV Women’s Seminar
14 June 2013, At Parnell’s on the Rose Gardens, 85 Gladstone Road, Parnell, Auckland
Registration: 8.30am, Presentations: 9am - 4pm
The Seminar is open to all health professionals, health promoters, counselors, social workers and other HIV related stakeholders as well as women in New Zealand living with HIV.
Please check for updates on the Positive Women Inc. website. http://www.positivewomen.org.nz/2013-hiv-women-s-seminar/
CommunityNet Aotearoa has a useful website outlining training opportunities. It also has "how to" guides for setting up and running community organisations and projects.
Development e-newsletter (Te Pou):
To read the monthly e-newsletter and see what training and training grants are available go to Disability Workforce Development.
Wellington’s Homeless* People: Draft Strategy
Wellington Council has launched its draft “Strategy to End Homelessness in Wellington by 2020”. Based on the principle that housing is a basic human right for everyone, priorities in the plan include improving the supply of affordable accommodation, reducing evictions, improving the kind of information that is collected about homeless people or those
vulnerable to losing their home, and developing systems for making sure people leaving institutions like prisons or health facilities are housed and supported.
* The official NZ definition of homeless is not just related to rough sleepers. It includes people who may be couch surfing, in temporary accommodation such as a safe house, hostel or night shelter, and people living in uninhabitable housing.
Submissions close on Friday 3 May 2013. The strategy and a feedback form are available from the Wellington City Council Service Centre on Wakefield Street, or from local libraries. Both are also on the City Council website http://wellington.govt.nz/
Revised Proposals on Auditing for Charities
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has published a second discussion paper on ways to improve the financial accountability of large and medium-sized charities. Proposals in this include:
*A review provides limited assurance that financial statements do not have any known errors or departures from the accounting rules. An audit, on the other hand, gives a higher level of assurance.
^ . They go to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to Auditing for Large and Medium Registered Charities, Commercial and Consumer Environment Branch, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, PO Box 1473, Wellington. More is at http://www.med.govt.nz/business/business-law/financial-reporting-frameworkreview/consultation-on-audit-and-assurance-for-registered-charities
Community Fruit Harvesting
Community Fruit Harvesting is a registered charity set up to make it easy to share fruit from people’s back yards with charities. People with fruit they can’t pick or don’t want can register their trees, and volunteers pick the fruit and donate it to those that need it. The group was started in 2011, and currently operates in several cities and towns throughout NZ.
Background material on the group is at http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/capital-life/7660621/Fruit-pickers-wanted-for-community-group or go to www.facebook.com/PickFruitHamilton
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