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Health Promotion Symposium

23 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018

Health Promotion goes to Canberra for a two day Symposium - Thursday 23 and Friday 24  August 2018. 


Pragmatic health promotion evaluation workshop

22 Jun 2018 -22 Jun 2018
Seminar Room 6.1, L6, The Hub, Charles Perkins Centre, The University of Sydney

Seminar Room 6.1, L6, The Hub, Charles Perkins Centre, The University of Sydney

When health promotion teams across NSW are implementing more innovative strategies than ever before, building the capacity of staff to plan and undertake rigorous but also practical evaluations is vital. This six-hour intensive workshop is suited to a health promotion professional with some responsibility for evaluation of a health promotion program and basic evaluation knowledge and skills. It will build on basic health promotion evaluation foundations and provide health promotion professionals with guidance in using pragmatic methods for evaluating local interventions.

The workshop is being delivered as a partnership between the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA) and the University of Sydney’s Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Research Group (PANORG) based at the Prevention Research Collaboration and Sydney School of Public Health.

Participants will strengthen their understanding of and develop knowledge and skills in applying best practice evaluation approaches to the whole intervention cycle. This is not a lecture - the workshop will involve in-depth discussion and feedback on your planned or in-progress evaluation from experts in health promotion evaluation as well as peer-to-peer exchange. All registrants should bring along an evaluation project (at any stage of development or implementation) which they can use in practical exercises throughout the workshop. The workshop aims to develop professional skills in applying an evaluation lens to health promotion interventions/programs, developing a logic model and evaluation framework or plan to guide the evaluation, and consolidating a pragmatic approach to data collection.

The workshop will:

  1. Focus on real world health promotion program evaluation examples
  2. Use practical exercises to build and consolidate knowledge and skills
  3. Increase confidence in designing and managing a local health promotion program evaluation
  4. Start an ongoing conversation between evaluation experts and health promotion staff.

Workshop Facilitators:

Dr Margaret Thomas, Senior Research Fellow, Prevention Research Collaboration and PANORG

Associate Professor Ben Smith, Prevention Research Collaboration

James Kite, NSW/ACT Branch President, AHPA
Lecturer, Associate Director of Teaching & Learning - e-Learning, Sydney School of Public Health

This is a free workshop for NSW and ACT AHPA members and NSW LHD health promotion staff. There are also three scholarships available for AHPA members who would need to travel to Sydney to participate in the workshop. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and regionally located AHPA members to apply. Workshop places are limited to two staff members per LHD or organisation. For more information on how to apply for a scholarship click here. Contact if you have any questions about the workshop.

Registrations and scholarship applications close 22 May, 2018.


Feedback on the draft WA Men’s Health and Wellbeing Policy- Metropolitan forum 2

29 Jun 2018 -29 Jun 2018
Bendat Parent and Community Centre, 36 Dodd Street, Wembley

Register online by 5.00pm, Monday 25 June 2018

Anyone with an interest in men’s health and wellbeing is invited to attend. Dates for the regional areas will be released shortly.

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Knowledge Translation Conference

04 Jul 2018 - 05 Jul 2018
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Sydney

The Sax Institute’s Knowledge Mobilisation Conference 2018 provides an opportunity to hear from international and Australian experts in knowledge mobilisation, share your research and to meet with others working in this emerging field.


Aboriginal Health Promotion Short Course

23 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
Centre for Aboriginal Studies, Curtin University, Bentley

Do you have an interest in health and want to contribute towards closing the gap in your community? Health promotion provides a framework to engage and create community orientated health approaches.

The Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA®) (WA Branch) is conducting a FREE short course that will yarn about health promotion to share knowledge, skills and ideas that will support health promotion within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The course is suitable for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples already working in the health sector, those wanting to move into the area and those wanting to incorporate health promotion principles into their role.


19th International Mental Health Conference

08 Aug 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
RACV Royal Pines, Gold Coast, QLD

The 2018 conference program will include a wide range of topics, including mental health access and support, service design and specialised clinically focused programs, physical wellbeing and mental wellness, mentally healthy workplaces, disorder management, strategies and support for wellness of mental health workers, ehealth, suicide and harm prevention.


Health Promotion 12 Weeks Online Course: Planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion interventions

13 Aug 2018 -13 Aug 2018

This flexible 12 week online course will provide you with an understanding of the role and importance of health promotion and the broader concept of health within a community and national setting. The course aims to provide you with the skills needed to plan, implement and evaluate a health promotion program. You will be introduced to relevant health behaviour theories and health promotion frameworks as well as approaches to evaluation.

You will plan a health promotion intervention of your choice. A range of learning strategies and learning activities are available for each module. An online networking forum will be available to communicate with other students and your course tutor. This course has been developed for those already working in the health sector, those wanting to move into this area and those wanting to incorporate health promotion principles into their roles, such as nurses or teachers.


Women's Health Week

03 Sep 2018 - 07 Sep 2018

You're invited to join the action

We're excited that Women’s Health Week is back for 2018. We invite you once more to take part in our national campaign and continue making your good health a priority.


National Eating Disorders and Obesity Conference

27 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Twin Towns Services Club, NSW

The National Eating Disorders and Obesity Conference will be held at Twin Towns Services Club on Thursday 27 – Friday 28 September 2018.

This annual conference is going into its 5th year and will provide the opportunity to share current research, celebrate successes and address challenges whilst learning and networking with like-minded professionals in the prevention, treatment and care of people living with an Eating Disorder and/or Obesity.

The intervention points of public health promotion, community based care and hospital care along with the management of patients through multidisciplinary teams will create a unique collaboration of health care professionals.


2018 Australian Road Safety Conference

03 Oct 2018 - 05 Oct 2018
International Convention Centre, Sydney

If you are yet to visit the beautiful city of Sydney, then the 2018 Australasian Road Safety Conference (ARSC2018) is the ARSC conference for you! The Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS) & Austroads, and our co-Chair organisations ARRB and Transport & Road Safety Research (TARS) at UNSW, invite you to attend the largest road safety-dedicated conference in the Southern Hemisphere. ARSC2018 will be held in Sydney on the banks of the vibrant Darling Harbour at the beautiful Sydney International Convention Centre complex, from Wednesday to Friday 3-5 October 2018.


10th Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium

15 Oct 2018 - 17 Oct 2018
Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania

Hosted by the Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association, the 10th Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium is an opportunity for policy makers, clinical practitioners, academics, service providers and mental health professionals to join together and provide a collaborative platform for the challenges, solutions, innovations, support systems and networks for rural mental health.

This Symposium marks our 10 year commitment to the mental health of rural Australians! 

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