Strategic Priorities 2009-2012
AHPA’s overall goal is to encourage and support best practice in health promotion so that everyone can enjoy good health. AHPA will work towards this through the following areas:
2. Strategic partnerships and alliances
3. Professional excellence
5. Communication, and
6. Good governance.
The Australian Health Promotion Association is acknowledged as a national voice for health promotion in Australia and a major contributor to the health of all Australians.
To advocate for health promotion, the health promotion workforce, and best health promotion practice.
The Australian Health Promotion Association's values are those enshrined in the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion. They include equity, social justice, and shared responsibility for health. The Association's values are expressed in professional excellence, and ethical practice.
Strategic Plan 2009 - 2012
The Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA) encourages and supports best practice in health promotion in Australia, in order that everyone may enjoy good health. The Association endorses the World Health Organization’s definition of health promotion: the process of enabling people to increase control over the determinants of health and thereby improve their health.
This document, Strategic Directions 2009-2012, will guide AHPA’s actions until 2012. It builds on previous work in AHPA’s Strategic Directions 2003-2008 document and is further informed by data gathered from members using surveys and Branch priorities.
AHPA advocates for the development of healthy living, working and recreational environments for all people. Also for the participation of communities and groups in decisions that affect their health. AHPA works towards good health for everyone through building leadership in health promotion, working in partnerships and alliances, through providing professional development opportunities, and increasing AHPA’s advocacy capacity and action.
In all its actions AHPA will demonstrate good governance, ecologically sustainable practice, consultation with and involvement of its members, transparency and accountability, and respectful and non-discriminatory interaction at all levels.
This document has been purposely written to be sufficiently flexible to respond to changing environments, unexpected challenges and new opportunities.
This Strategic Directions 2009-2012 document does not describe all the activities that AHPA will undertake in that time but the planned actions are designed to guide and facilitate the organisation’s evolution.