Health Promotion Practitioners Network (HPPN)



The Health Promotion Practitioners Network (previously the North and West Health Promotion Community of Practice) is an initiative by the four Primary Care Partnerships in the North West Metropolitan Region (Inner North West PCP, HealthWest Partnership, Hume Whittlesea PCP and North East PCP) to support professional development among health promotion professionals early in their career.


Our last event

Speed Networking: Health Promotion Practitioners in Melbournes North and West

May 2018, saw another of our speed Networking events.

Fellow health promotion practitioners came together to meet each other and find out more about health and wellbeing projects in the West & North of Melbourne.

Professional Development Event: Self-Promotion

Learn how to present yourself as a health promotion professional. This event will focus on how to use LinkedIn to network and promote yourself. 

In November we had a unique community of practice on “How to Promote Yourself?” as a health promotion practitioner. Specifically, how to network and market yourself on LinkedIn. We had two marketing specialists guest speakers who spoke about do’s and don’ts and a professional photographer who took headshots of each of our attendants.


How to promote yourself – Professional Development – 2017



Webinar Series – Evaluation in Health Promotion #2

William Lai –Strategic Research Officer from Moonee Valley City Council presents on data collections, survey design and analysis in evaluation.

Webinar Series – Evaluation in Health Promotion #1

Dr Jen Hester – Evaluation Coordinator from Diabetes Victoria presents on the differences and similarities between research and evaluation. She also shares some resources that can inform high-quality approaches to evaluation and illustrates some approaches to evaluation using real-world examples.


We had some technical difficulties while recording this webinar.

The audio does cut-out 2-3 times. Apologies and please refer to the PowerPoint slides if you want to catch anything missed.









Webinar – Social Media Evaluation, Risks & Mistakes

How to evaluate social media efforts, manage risks and improve your social media technique in health promotion.

Introduction to using Social Media in Health Promotion – Free HPPN Webinar from Helen West on Vimeo.



Health Promotion Practitioners Network (HPPN) – More Information

HPPN Leadership Group – 2017 LinkedIn Event

The Health Promotion Community of Practice is a group of people who share an interest in improving the capacity of early health promotion professionals in their field.

Who Can Attend?

Anyone can attend a Health Promotion Community of Practice event in Melbourne’s north and west, including:

  • Managers, clinicians, health promotion and diversity staff from health and community organisations
  • Academics, researchers and representatives from peak bodies
  • Consumers actively involved with health and community organisations in the west

Why Come Along?

  • Share learnings, experiences, and problem solve challenges
  • Share resources and examples of good practice
  • Keep up to date with current literature and research in health promotion
  • Network with others interested in health promotion



Anna Vu, Prevention Manager; (03) 9248 9659