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Call for Expression of Interest

EDITOR‐IN‐CHIEF/EDITORIAL TEAM:  Health Promotion Journal of Australia

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Calling All Members!

As we head to the end of the financial year AHPA is reminding all members to encourage others to join our Association!  

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AHPA Member Communique - May

The May Australian Health Promotion Association Member Communique is now available. Click the image below to view.

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AHPA SA Advocacy in action

AHPA SA and PHAA SA argued for greater investment in prevention in the South Australian Department of Health.

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PhD Scholarship Opportunity

CQU Rockhampton is offering a PhD Scholarship - it closes on the 27th February 2017 so be quick!

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Calling all researchers!

AHPA researchers are invited to participate in a study on guidelines for ethical decision-making about social media.

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AHPA Member Communique Christmas 2016

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. 

At the end of 2016 it is timely to share with you, our members and supporters, some AHPA highlights in our end of year communique.

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APHP Queensland reports on advocacy for health promotion

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.

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AHPA Member Communique September 2016

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.

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AHPA Operational Plan Progress September 2016

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.

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Professionalising Health Promotion

HPJA Virtual Issue on HP Workforce now available

Listen to AHPA Life Member Trevor Shilton introduce the latest HPJA Virtual Issue on Health Promotion Workforce. CLICK HERE TO WATCH

Click here to view the HPJA Virtual Issue on Health Promotion Workforce

This virtual issue of the Health Promotion Journal of Australia addresses the vital matter of the health promotion workforce. Eleven papers highlight the importance of workforce capacity in the effective delivery of health promotion. As we move towards accreditation of the workforce it is interesting to examine, through the HPJA, issues related to developing and supporting skilled and agile health promotion workforce.

Progress on the National Accreditation Organisation Committees

The Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA®) is pleased to provide an update on the work of the National Accreditation Organisation (NAO).

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Spotlight on the work of AHPA members

Read Karen McPhail-Bell’s story about tweeting for AHPA in July 2016.

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AHPA WA Member Profiles

What kind of work do people do when working in health promotion? AHPA WA has collected stories from their members to put a face to health promotion in practice. Read more...

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New Event: Optimising Health: Salutogenic approaches to health practice, policy, research and education

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.

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AHPA Victoria session on advocacy – video available for members!

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.

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Your Invitation to Respond - Discussion Paper: Towards a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being

A 2015 global survey of national climate change and health plans confirms Australia lags behind comparable countries in responding to the health impacts of climate change.[i]

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Glen Paley Award to Melinda Edmunds!

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

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Ray James Award presented at AHPA 2016 conference

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.

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Food and drink marketing in the ACT - community consultation results

The ACT Government have now released the findings from the community consultation on food and drink marketing. A summary of findings from the consultation, and non-confidential submissions, have been published on the ACT Government Healthy Living website.

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Looking Back, Looking Forward - new virtual HPJA now available

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.

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Congratulations to Prof Fran Baum!

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.

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Australian health groups join global call on G7 nations to phase out coal

Dear Members,

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!

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AHPA Member Communique May 2016

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.

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Media Release from AHCRA 31 March 2016

Health Alliance welcomes Greens’ new policies on hospital funding and private health insurance rebate.

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AHPA supports National Close the Gap Day 17 March 2016

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.

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Breaking News: AHPA approved to become National Accreditation Organisation for Health Promotion Practitioners

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.

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Congratulations to Professor Billie Giles-Corti and Her Team

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).

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In Memory of Paul Pholeros: Farewell to a Remarkable Man

AHPA, along with the rest of Australia and many others in several countries, mourn the death of a great man: Paul Pholeros who died in RPAH in Sydney on the 1 February 2016.

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A Letter to members from the President at Christmas

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.

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AHPA Communiqués

The Australian Health Promotion Association provides regular updates on our work.

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What's happening in AHPA's Branches?

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Email: national@healthpromotion.org.au

Phone: 1300 123 637

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