AHPA SA in collaboration with other health and community services agencies organised extensive activities in relation to the SA March election. Here’s a wrap up!
Five South Australian organisations – AHPA SA, PHAA SA, SACOSS, Anti-Poverty Network SA and the People’s Health Movement organised the following
A vision statement for a healthy, flourishing South Australian Community – available here
This advocated for three key initiatives:
- Enable state-level leadership with a mandate for prevention, health promotion and wellbeing
- Establish a Connected Health for All Strategy
- Establish and evaluate two non-government comprehensive primary health care centres (CPHCCs) in South Australia which build community capacity through health promotion, partnerships and development.
These directions (and others) were reinforced through a joint submission on the review of the SA Public Health Plan - here
This work was informed by a successful session on advocacy last year with six experienced advocates presenting advice to a large audience on how to advocate successfully.
There an election forum Beyond Hospitals: who will keep our community healthy held on March 1 2018.
A selection of graphics were prepared – see below for some examples.
#Healthy SA created a twitter storm on the night!
The Liberal Party were successful and their platform includes the establishment of “Wellbeing SA” as a Prevention, Health Promotion and Primary Health Care agency, within SA Health. AHPA SA will be contributing to shaping this new structure.