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Advocacy

The Australian Health Promotion Association seeks to influence a broad range of public policies as they impact on population health.

On behalf of members, the AHPA Board and Branch Committees regularly provide formal and informal submissions, letters and statements on a variety of national and state/territory issues of relevance to our role in promoting good health, preventing illness and redressing inequities.

Our advice is underpinned by the evidence for effective health promotion policies and strategies and the needs of our members and all those working in the field of health promotion.

Often, AHPA collaborates with our partners on joint submissions.

Archived submissions are available on request.

AHPA has partnered with 13 other organisations to express our disappointment at Coca-Cola's decision to promote unhealthy products to children, especially those in areas where children are already at risk. Parent's Voice (@ParentsVoiceAU) campaigns manager Alice Pryor says: 'Coke's decision to partner with The Salvation Army is not out of the goodness of their corporate hearts , its about about disguising their marketing techniques' - we agree. The truck will end its journey at Sydney's Carols in the Domain where they are a major sponsor further expanding their reach. This is marketing unhealthy drinks to kids and it compromises good health. 

You can sign the petition here: http://bit.ly/StopCCTruck

And here is the letter http://bit.ly/2C7USSO

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In 2015 the Queensland government sought submissions on the establishment of a Queensland Health Promotion Commission.  The Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA) submission welcomed this opportunity and commented on the role, scope and strategic direction of the Commission.

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