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NZ Group Sets Sights on International Film Festival

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For the first time ever, the World Health Organisation is holding an International Film Festival – Health for All.

The United Community Action Network (UCAN) have submitted a short film they produced as part of the local government and District Health Board elections last year. UCAN and the Public Health Association (PHA) partnered together to raise the public’s and the candidates’ awareness of the social determinants causing inequity in health outcomes for New Zealanders.

The Health for All Film Festival aims to put storytelling power in the hands of people and seeks to showcase the role of individuals and communities as champions for health and well-being.

“The festival is a great fit for us, we wanted to focus attention on health equity, and we did this through asking people in the community to come forward and tell their story about inequity and the change they’d like to see” says Debbie Leyland, the film’s director and UCAN spokesperson.

The entire project was achieved through volunteer contributions from UCAN and the PHA’s wider network including the Child Poverty Action Group, the Equality Network and members of UCAN and PHA. The film brings together in one place best practice and solutions to some of New Zealand’s most pressing problems.

“This is especially important with a general election coming up this year. We have a unique go to resource that provides information on what works, a helpful tool in holding our elected officials to account and judging progress” says Dr Prudence Stone, Chief Executive of the PHA

devastating statistics when it comes to equity. But there are solutions out there and we wanted to focus attention on this knowledge about what works” says Prudence.

The list of selected videos will be announced in March 2020 and the selections screened in Geneva in May, coinciding with the 73rd World Health Assembly.

The film can be viewed here: https://filmfreeway.com/VotingforpublichealthRaisingAwarenessduringdistricthealthboardelections

DHB Candidates endorsement of the Health Charter

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The following DHB Candidates have endorsed the UCAN Charter for Health.
We will be updating the following list over the next 2 days

Auckland District Health Board
Zoe Brownlie
Pete Williams
Kyle MacDonald
Doug Armstrong
Adam Amos

Bay of Plenty District Health Board
Peter White

Capital & Coast District Health Board
Eileen Brown
Ayesha Verrall
Sue Kedgley
John Fiso
Marion Clark
Vanessa Simpson
Roger Blakeley
Nathan Clark
Dr Alvin Mitikulena
Susan Turner
David Shand
Kathryn Adams

Counties Manukau District Health Board
Rae Pitch
Dianne Glenn
Geoff Smith

Lakes District Health Board
Claire Mahon
Johan Morreau
Jean Batt

Mid Central District Health Board
Astarte
Adrian Gregory
Les Pillow
Dorothy Lock
Jenny Warren
Heather Browning

Northland DHB
Bill Bradford
Carol peters
Paul Brownlie
Paula Martin

Whanganui District Health Board
Judith (Jude) MacDonald
Kiritahi Firmin

Waitemata District Health Board
Warren Flaunty
Sandra Coney

Q&A on UCAN Charter for Health – with Professor Don Matheson

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Many thanks to Professor Don Matheson for sharing his wealth of experience and providing answer to some commonly asked questions about the UCAN Charter for Health.

Sue Kedgley: CCDHB Candidate

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UCAN has been working on a short film series to highlight the views and perspectives of some of the current CCDHB candidates. Here you will hear Sue Kedgley sharing her views, and ongoing endorsement of the UCAN Charter for Health, as she campaigns for a position on the Capital and Coast DHB Governance Board.

We will post more videos as we complete them.

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Eileen Brown: CCDHB Candidate

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UCAN has been working on a short film series to highlight the views and perspectives of some of the current CCDHB candidates. Here you will hear Eileen Brown sharing her views, and ongoing endorsement of the UCAN Charter for Health, as she runs for a second term the DHB Governance Board.

We will post more videos as we complete them.

Please share widely