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GENERAL ENQUIRIES: 

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Postal Address:

AHPA SA Branch
c/- 38 Surrey Road,
Keswick SA 5035
Australia

AHPA SA is committed to providing ongoing scholarship opportunities for our students and full-time members. We are proud to offer the following opportunities to our members:

  • Professional Development Scholarship Scheme: From time to time professional development scholarships are available; they will not be available in 2018.
  • Annual AHPA National Conference Scholarship Scheme: Two scholarships (each to the value of $1000) are awarded for our members to attend the AHPA national conference. 

Advocacy and Representation

AHPA SA works on your behalf when it comes to important industry-related issues. The branch actively seeks to advocate on behalf of its members on a range of health and related social issues at a local or state level. 

As a member you will be:

  • Part of a national network of people and organisations with common goals, which facilitates the exchange of ideas, information and experiences
  • Represented in industry dealings with government agencies and community organisations,
  • Given a voice as we look to establish standards for the training and practice of health promotion practitioners
  • Provided with opportunities to participate in the governance of the Association including the right to nominate for branch and national executive committee positions

Education and Professional Development

AHPA SA is committed to providing members with meaningful professional development opportunities to develop the specialised skills and understandings required for a career in health promotion. As a member you will have access to:

  • The latest job vacancies, volunteering and professional development opportunities posted on our private SA members-only Facebook page and circulated via our monthly SA e-bulletins
  • Relevant professional development seminars, workshops and conferences that focus on developing knowledge and skills (with discounted member rates)
  • Regular e-updates from AHPA National and subscription to the national electronic mailing list (provision of regular updates about activities and employment information)
  • AHPA’s official publication the Health Promotion Journal of Australia (hard copy copies for full members; electronic copies for student members).

Scholarships Program

AHPA SA is committed to providing ongoing scholarship opportunities for our students and full-time members. We are proud to offer the following opportunity to our members:

  • Annual AHPA National Conference Scholarship Scheme: Two scholarships (each to the value of $1000) are awarded for our members to attend the AHPA national conference.
  • From time to time we also offer Professional Development Scholarships. These will not be available in 2018.

Networking

AHPA SA will help you to engage with like-minded professionals and students. As a member you can:

  • Network with peers and join in discussions through our SA members-only Facebook page
  • Network with peers and industry experts via our social networking events 
  • Keep up to date with what is happening across Australia by registering to get the e-bulletins from other Branches as well as automatically receiving the AHPA (SA) news.

Welcome

Welcome to the SA Branch home page. We are glad you have found us and if you are just a new joining member a SPECIAL welcome! AHPA SA is your connection to the local Health Promotion community.

Interested in getting involved?

If you are interested in getting involved with activities of the SA Branch the best way to do this is to touch base with the committee. Email our current secretary via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We frequently have visitors to committee meetings. It is a great way to get to know people and in turn be known within the health promotion community.

AHPA (SA) Committee meetings are held once a month, after 5pm at a central location in Adelaide but we routinely teleconference in committee and other members who cannot make this location.

History of South Australia Branch

A group of interested health promotion professionals began meeting in early 1999 to ascertain the level of interest and commitment in establishment a state branch of the Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals. With encouragement and support from a number of interested people, a core group formed an executive and met over the next few months to establish the terms of reference for the executive, branch aims and objectives. During this time the executive began to promote the Association to potential members and prepare a specific state based constitution based on the National Constitution. On the 3rd March 2000 the inaugural AGM of the Australian Health Promotion Association (SA Branch) was held where it was agreed by Association members to formally establish Australian Health Promotion Association (SA), to accept the tabled constitution and the inaugural committee was elected with Janet Haydon as President.

To be kept up-to-date on current events, please become a member of AHPA SA and like our Facebook page.

Social media

Say hello on our Facebook page and keep up to date with the latest news of health promotion in South Australia.

We also have a closed Facebook page for South Australian AHPA members. It is a chance for members to discuss any questions or suggestions they have for the committee. Along with this, job opportunities, events, and committee documents will be posted here as they arise as an extension of the monthly e-bulletin. Please search ‘AHPA SA Members’ on Facebook.

States

AHPA is committed to the following principles:

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Ethical Practice

Supporting culturally informed, participatory, respectful and safe practice

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Health Equity

addressing the social determinants of health in order to build health equity

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Innovative & evidence informed approaches

promoting and supporting evidence informed research, policy and practice

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Collaboration

working in partnership with other organisations to improve health and wellbeing.

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