AHPA supported a number of members to attend the IUHPE 23rd World Conference on Health Promotion held in Rotorua, New Zealand 7-11 April. You can read about their experience here.
AHPA is keen to inform members of AHPA activities. Watch this section for updates.
The AHPA® mentoring program for people interested in or working in the field of health promotion. Applications have now closed and applicants will be contacted by the end of July. We will still be seeking more mentors so let us know if you're interested.
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The AHPA 2019 Annual General Meeting Directors' report, Treasurer's report and Health Promotion Journal of Australia Editor's report are now available here. Find out all that AHPA has achieved in 2018!
The Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA®) nominations to the Board of Directors for the 2019-2020 term has now closed
The AHPA Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement
AHPA aims to celebrate diversity, encourage inclusion and promote equitable outcomes for people of different gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, ability, ethnicity, race, and culture.
The AHPA® Board, Branches and its committees work hard throughout the year to support and promote the health promotion profession and advocate for good health promotion policy, research and practice.
The final Communiqué is a bumper edition which includes Board and Branch yearly highlights and AHPA Health Promotion Symposium scholarship recipients reports! Enjoy!
The 23rd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion is now over! The Conference was held in Rotorua, New Zealand from 7 – 11 April 2019 and AHPA is proud to have been a partner. View the Rotorua Statements and stay tuned for more.
The AHPA Board is pleased to announce Dr Hannah Badland as the inaugural AHPA Thinker in Residence.
What is the AHPA Thinker in Residence?
AHPA recognises and rewards excellence and innovative thinking and is committed to progressing contemporary, evidence, informed, equitable and ethical health promotion practice, research and policy. Establishing a prestigious award, the AHPA Thinker in Residence, was one way to recognise and support outstanding thinkers in health promotion who are undertaking novel and transformative work that has the potential to profoundly impact and / or transform a broad area of practice or policy.
The Board of the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA®) together with the Research, Evaluation and Evidence Translation (REET) Committee would like to announce effective from January 01, 2018 the publication of the Health Promotion Journal of Australia will be housed with Wiley Blackwell Publishing.
We support marriage equality and demand action now. We have joined the Australian Marriage Equality movement along with thousands of other. We strongly encourage all members to vote YES for this long overdue reform.
Advocacy in Action: Proposal for a Queensland Health Promotion Commission
In March 2015, a change of state leadership provided optimism and hope for investment and future direction for health promotion in Queensland. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk made a pre-election commitment to establish a Queensland Health Promotion Commission - an indication that the value of health promotion and prevention is strongly on the government’s agenda.
The AHPA® branches, Board and its committees work hard throughout the year to support and promote the health promotion profession and advocate for good health promotion policy, research and practice.
Health Promotion Practitioner Registration - Apply Now!
The Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA®) is the National Accreditation Organisation (NAO) for the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) in Australia.
Health Promotion professionals across Australia now have the opportunity to apply to earn the title IUHPE Registered Health Promotion Practitioner. See who is already registered!
26 Sep 2016 - 27 Sep 2016. Ann Harding Conference Centre. University of Canberra, ACT
This is a multi-disciplinary event bringing national and international speakers and delegates from a variety of disciplines together to be informed and inspired to challenge, re-think and re-vision healthcare; focusing on wellness rather than illness.
AHPA Victoria held their first Professional Development session for 2016 on April 19th. The session focused on advocacy and special guests speakers for the night were Jane Martin from the Obesity Policy Coalition and Ben Hubbard, General Manager of Public Policy and Strategy.
Melinda Edmunds, WA Branch President and AHPA 2016 Conference Co-Convenor is the inaugural winner of the Glen Paley Award. Judges noted Melinda’s passion and proactivity for health promotion and the Association
Annabel Axford and Drew Carter were presented with the Ray James award for their article Building workforce capacity for ethical reflection in health promotion: a practitioner’s experience.
AHPA is pleased to announce the second virtual issue of the Health Promotion Journal of Australian.
This Ottawa Charter edition provides a fascinating sample of articles published in the HPJA since the Journal’s inception in 1991. The articles, written by many of Australia’s health promotion leaders over the years, illustrate the way Australia has adopted the principles of the Ottawa Charter.
AHPA congratulates Professor Fran Baum, on her AO in the Queen’s Birthday Honours awarded recently. Fran was awarded the AO for her distinguished service to higher education as an academic and public health researcher, as an advocate for improved access to community health care, and to professional organisations.
We are increasingly concerned about the impacts on the health of the Australian and global population from climate change – and the increased burden on the health sector from illnesses associated, for example with the air pollution caused by coal and diesel combustion. We want Australia (and the rest of the G7) to shift to cleaner, healthier energy sources, and source more electricity from the sun and the wind – this is better for people’s health, and better for the planet!
National Close the Gap Day is about Indigenous health equality. The Aim of National Close the Gap Day is to 'bring people together, to share information — and most importantly — to take meaningful action in support of achieving Indigenous health equality by 2030'. You can find out more here: you can download resources, register to hold an event or pledge your support to close the gap.
Health Promotion professionals across Australia will soon have the opportunity to be accredited as a Health Promotion Practitioner. In a major boost for the credibility and profile of the Health Promotion profession in Australia, the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) has formally approved AHPA’s application to become the National Accreditation Organisation for Australia.
Congratulations to Professor Billie Giles-Corti and her team for their article:
B Giles-Corti, G Macaulay, N Middleton, B Boruff, F Bull , I Butterworth , H Badland, S Mavoa, R Roberts and H Christian. Developing a research and practice tool to measure walkability: a demonstration project. 2014. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 25(3), 160-166. Which won the 2015 Ray James Award for best paper in the Health Promotion Journal of Australia. The award was accepted by Dr Hannah Badland at the AHPA members’ meeting at the 2015 National Population Health Congress in Hobart (6-9 September).
The end of the year provides as a fitting opportunity to share with you some of AHPA highlights in this final update for 2015. It has once again been a big year and we have achieved a lot. For an update on AHPA news see the President’s End of Year Update 2015.