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Our relationship with the natural environment: What happens when we ignore it?

26 Jul 2017 -26 Jul 2017
Grace Vaughan House Lecture Theatre, 227 Stubbs Terrace, Shenton Park

Professor Carmen Lawrence, Director at the Centre for the Study of Social Change in the School of Psychology at The University of Western Australia will present on "Our relationship with the natural environment: What happens when we ignore it?"

"Our community’s health relies on planning decisions being made with reference to their human impact, and not just in the narrowest sense of projected economic outcomes. Policy makers have to understand the deep connections between people and place and the effects on people and their communities of destroying natural environments, native animals and plants. I will explore research which demonstrates the powerful effects of place and the natural environment on human health and well-being and conversely what happens when such environments are threatened or destroyed."


SEXrurality Conference 2017

01 Aug 2017 - 02 Aug 2017
Grange Cleveland Winery, Lancefield Victoria

SEXrurality Conference 2017 is coordinated by the Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health (CERSH)as part of our mandate to improve sexual health and well-being in rural Victoria. This includes providing strategic leadership and advocacy, and working in partnership with rural communities, networks and agencies to address the inequities that exist in our settings.


National Eating Disorders and Obesity Conference

07 Aug 2017 - 08 Aug 2017
Gold Coast

Eating Disorders and Obesity in the real world – seeking practical solutions
The 2017 National Eating Disorders and Obesity Conference is being held at the Mantra on View Hotel, Gold Coast 7 – 8 August.

The conference focuses on the specific issues of eating disorders and obesity, the co-relationship within the context of mental health, the challenges surrounding public health in our current and future population and the role of physical health in maintaining our positive wellbeing.


2017 Student Careers Night

10 Aug 2017 -10 Aug 2017
Hew Roberts Lecture Theatre, UWA, Nedlands


Public Health Association Australia (WA Branch) and Australian Health Promotion Association (WA Branch) are excited to invite you to attend the 2017 Student Careers Night.
Hear from experienced practitioners, early career professionals and HR representatives on topics including:
- Career Planning
- Scholarships and graduate programs
- General advice on entering various fields within public health and health promotion
- Resume tips and applying for jobs

Network with others in the health field and learn more about PHAA and AHPA - who they are and how a professional association membership can benefit you!

10 August 6 – 8pm, Hew Roberts Lecture Theatre University of Western Australia
PHAA and AHPA members free! $10 cost for non-members.

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

14 Aug 2017 - 03 Nov 2017
Curtin University

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

August 14 – November 3, 2017

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.

There are 8 flexible learning modules to be completed in 12 weeks:

  • Module 1: An introduction to health promotion
  • Module 2: Australia’s health
  • Module 3: A social determinants of health approach
  • Module 4: Understanding health and behaviour: theory for health promotion
  • Module 5: Planning: the foundation for a successful program
  • Module 6: Strategies: delivering health promotion interventions
  • Module 7: Evaluation: measuring success
  • Module 8: Sustaining actions

Cost per person: $975 + gst

10% discount for AHPA members
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To enrol in the course please contact Maria Chanmugam at

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How to show your impact using surveys

31 Aug 2017 -31 Aug 2017
City West Lotteries House Conference Room, 2 Delhi Street West Perth, WA 6005

Are you looking for a way to measure your impact and evaluate your program? Do you need to identify the needs of your target group? This FREE half-day workshop will give you the skills you need to design and administer a survey.

The workshop will take you through the survey process from beginning to end, including how to report the results of your survey. Real world examples will be used to illustrate workshop content. This workshop is presented by leading evaluation consultant, Dr Stacey Waters, who has extensive government and private sector experience designing and implementing program interventions and evaluations, including surveys.

To register for the FREE event, please visit:


Integrated Care: Healthy Child to Healthy Ageing

11 Sep 2017 - 12 Sep 2017

13th Annual ADMA Conference & 21st Chronic Diseases Network NT Conference

Monday 11th of September – Tuesday 12th of September 2017
Darwin Convention Centre
Post-Conference Workshop: Wednesday 13th of September

Themes will include Aboriginal health, care coordination, child health, early childhood development, integrated care, maternal health, health care homes, health workforce, healthy adults & healthy nation, NDIS, palliative and end of life care, place-based initiatives, population health, primary health, digital and technology-assisted practice.


Victorian Homelessness Conference

13 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
Melbourne Town Hall, 90–130 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC

The conference is targeted to a cross-section of homelessness services, private and philanthropic sector representatives and academics, government and allied health and welfare professions to discuss future directions for Victoria’s response to homelessness.


Stop Domestic Violence Conference Australia

04 Dec 2017 - 06 Dec 2017
Rydges Melbourne (CBD)

Date: 4 - 6 December 2017

Venue: Rydges Melbourne (CBD)

Early Bird Close: Monday 23 October 2017

Abstracts Close: Monday 14 August 2017

Conference Website: click here

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