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AHPA and PHAA Prevention Policy 

AHPA and PHAA are developing a joint policy on promoting health and preventing illness and injury. Find out more!

We held a very useful workshop in Sydney on May 4 2018 where participants provided their views on a draft Background Paper. The Draft for comment is available and AHPA members are invited to submit their views noting it will be amended over the next month in light of workshop feedback. Further drafts will be posted in due course along with the draft brief position statement.

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PHAA will also be progressing a consultation process.


AHPA and PHAA have agreed to jointly develop a Prevention Policy that clearly positions health promotion and illness prevention as key contributors to population health and wellbeing. It is intended that the Policy be endorsed by both governing bodies in line with organisational conventions and once adopted can then be used to form the foundation of a joint Prevention Position Statement to be used in arguing for greater investment in prevention.

This is your opportunity to help inform the key messages and calls to action of the Prevention Policy. It is critical that the Policy draws on evidence from the academic literature and the expertise and practice wisdom of leaders in the field.

We are hoping to have an AHPA launch of the policy at the AHPA Symposium in Canberra in August 23-24 2018.

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