Life Membership of the Association may be awarded to members who have given outstanding and distinguished service to the Association and to health promotion in Australia. Recipients of this award will have been members of the Association for 10 years or more.
Life Member Criteria
Nominations for the award of Life Member shall:
- provide a detailed account of the nominee's outstanding service to the Association and to health promotion in Australia (four pages maximum-use criteria as headings to guide nominations);
- demonstrate the candidate’s distinguished, meritorious and special service as a mature leader in health promotion in Australia;
- demonstrate the candidate’s significant contribution to the purpose and objectives of the Association; and
- demonstrate that the nominee has been an individual member of the Association for 10 years or more.
Life Members of the Association
In recognition of their distinguished, meritorious and special service as a mature leader in health promotion in Australia and their significant contribution to the purpose and objectives of the Association, the award of Life Member has been bestowed upon the following people. This is the highest award bestowed by the Australian Health Promotion Association.
Fellow of the Association may be awarded to members who are regarded as having made a significant contribution to the purposes and objectives of the Association and to health promotion in Australia. The award of Fellow does not necessarily require an extended period of involvement in the Association. The Fellow award allows for a specific contribution over a short time to be rewarded. It also provides for an outstanding individual contribution to the Purpose and Objectives of the Association and provides an opportunity for the Association to acknowledge the significant events and involvement of members.
Nomination for the award of Fellow shall:
- be accompanied by a brief statement of the nominee's outstanding contribution to the purpose and objectives of the Association and to health promotion in Australia (two pages maximum-use criteria as headings to guide nominations);
- demonstrate that the candidate is acknowledged by colleagues and co-workers as outstanding in their personal contribution, not merely by way of their position; and
- demonstrate that contributions by the candidate have been of such nature that they have occasioned or noticeably contributed to:
- substantial professional growth
- improvements in an important institution
- an increased body of knowledge in health promotion
- positive changes in attitudes or practices in health promotion in the profession or the community.
Fellows of the Association
The Association recognises the significant contribution to the purposes and objectives of the Association and to health promotion in Australia by conferring the award Fellow of the Association to:
- John Lowe (1999)
- Marilyn Wise (2000)
- Lawrence St Leger (2002)
- Fran Baum (2007)
- James Smith (2013)
- Suzanne Gleeson (2013)
- Ben Smith (2014)
- Jonine Jancey (2018)
- Justine Leavy (2021)
Hear from 2021 recipient Justine Leavy:
Nominations for Fellow or Life Member
Nominations for the award of Fellow or Life Member shall be made by a member of the Association to a Branch Committee. The Branch Committee shall vote on whether to forward the nomination to the Board. The Board shall vote on all nominations received for the award of Fellow or Life Member. If elected by the Board such duly elected Fellows or Life Members are duly accepted as Fellows or Life Members of the Australian Health Promotion Association.
AHPA Thinker in Residence
The Australian Health Promotion Association recognises and rewards excellence and innovative thinking and is committed to progressing contemporary, evidence, informed, equitable and ethical health promotion practice, research and policy. The AHPA Thinker in Residence recognises 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.
- Prof Hannah Badland (2018)
- Dr Kalinda Griffiths (2020)
- affiliates an outstanding thinker with the Association for a specific period of time.
- is presented biennially.
- is bestowed on an individual with bright adventurous ideas.
- recognises an individual who is a national or international leader and exemplar in the health promotion field.
- focuses on contemporary, complex challenges, recognised as important to the future of the health promotion locally and internationally.
- nominally be for 12 months however activity may be spread throughout the year or concentrated to a short, intensive period. For an international Thinker, the residency can be virtual/remote.
National Health Promotion Learning & Teaching Award
The National Health Promotion Learning and Teaching Award has been established to recognise individual achievement within the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA), contributing to its purpose of “Leadership, advocacy and workforce development for health promotion practice, research, evaluation and policy”. The Award provides an opportunity to recognise the valuable contribution and commitment of learning and teaching academics to workforce development in Australia.
- Inaugural Winner, Associate Porfessor Jane Taylor (2021)
- Associate Professor Justine Leavy (2022)