The origins of public health professional groups in New Zealand
can be traced back to the New Zealand College of Community Medicine
(NZCCM). The NZCCM represented a number of public health
professionals, not exclusively public health physicians, and was
the first training provider for public health medicine in New
Between 1992 and mid-2008, the specialty of public health
medicine was represented in New Zealand by the Australasian Faculty
of Public Health Medicine (AFPHM), a faculty of the Royal
Australasian College of Physicians (RACP).
In 1999, the New Zealand Population Health Charitable Trust
(NZPHCT) was established as a legal entity. The purpose of the
NZPHCT was to administer and provide vocational training and
professional development programmes in public health medicine for
New Zealand, and was supported through the transfer of resources
from the disestablished NZCCM.
The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine (NZCPHM) was
established in 2008 to represent the specialty of public health
medicine in New Zealand. The NZPHCT retained responsibility for
delivering the vocational training and professional development
programmes, with the NZCPHM providing public health medicine
leadership, advocacy and member support. In November 2010 the
decision was made by the NZCPHM Council and the NZPHCT Board to
dissolve the NZPHCT and incorporate its functions into the NZCPHM.
In December 2011 this process was completed and the NZPHCT
Guardians of the Nation's Health and
Well-being (Available for Purchase)
The History of Public Health Medicine Colleges in
New Zealand, 1977-2018
This publication documents the history of the College in its
different guises over the past 40 years. With the ten-year
celebration of the current College, this seemed an appropriate time
to document this history.
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