AHPA and PHAA Prevention Policy
AHPA and PHAA are developing a joint policy on promoting health and preventing illness and injury. Find out more!
The Australian Health Promotion Association seeks to influence a broad range of public policies as they impact on population health.
On behalf of members, the AHPA Board and Branch Committees regularly provide formal and informal submissions, letters and statements on a variety of national and state/territory issues of relevance to our role in promoting good health, preventing illness and redressing inequities.
Our advice is underpinned by the evidence for effective health promotion policies and strategies and the needs of our members and all those working in the field of health promotion.
Often, AHPA collaborates with our partners on joint submissions.
Archived submissions are available on request.
AHPA has partnered with 13 other organisations to express our disappointment at Coca-Cola's decision to promote unhealthy products to children, especially those in areas where children are already at risk. Parent's Voice (@ParentsVoiceAU) campaigns manager Alice Pryor says: 'Coke's decision to partner with The Salvation Army is not out of the goodness of their corporate hearts , its about about disguising their marketing techniques' - we agree. The truck will end its journey at Sydney's Carols in the Domain where they are a major sponsor further expanding their reach. This is marketing unhealthy drinks to kids and it compromises good health.
You can sign the petition here: http://bit.ly/StopCCTruck
And here is the letter http://bit.ly/2C7USSO
AHPA SA in collaboration with other health and community services agencies has written to the Hon Peter Malinauskas, recently appointed Minister for Health and Mental Health and Substance Abuse, calling for leadership to promote health.
AHPA® is pleased to be a signatory to the AHPC who released the Tracker report on August 1. This is a comprehensive health report card and companion reports on the health of children and young people and adults.
AHPA calls on the major political parties to get serious about promoting health and support the health of all Australians. Our revised Infographic explains why Australia should commit to investing at least six per-cent of the health budget in to health promotion and prevention, in line with other OECD countries.
AHPA made a submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Economics’ Inquiry into Personal Choice and Community Impact. In November 2015 Paul Klarenaar, AHPA Director, appeared before the Inquiry saying ‘…To have personal freedom, we need to feel safe, secure, healthy, supported and in-touch with our community’.
In 2015 the Queensland government sought submissions on the establishment of a Queensland Health Promotion Commission. The Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA) submission welcomed this opportunity and commented on the role, scope and strategic direction of the Commission.
AHPA calls on the Victorian Government to acknowledge that alcohol misuse causes harm on a massive scale that dwarfs the harm caused by all illicit drugs combined, and restore essential funding to the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research.
Competition Policy Review – submission by the Australian Health Promotion Association
On 12 November 2014 AHPA submitted comments to the Competition Policy Review Secretariat.