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AHPA Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) artwork design project - EOI extended

AHPA are seeking Expressions of Interest from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and designers who are interested in creating an original artwork to be used for resources related to AHPA’s RAP (currently under development).
The submission date for Expressions of interest has been extended. Submissions are now due by 5pm 28 February, 2022.

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Recent event: Applying Behavioural Insights to Health Promotion

AHPA recently hosted an online event Applying Behavioural Insights to Health Promotion, with Dr Alex Gyani, Behavioural Insights Team Australia.

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Call for Expressions of Interest to join AHPA’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Committee

The Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA®) seeks Expressions of Interest (EOI) from members to join the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander committee.

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Recent event: Writing for Publication

AHPA recently hosted an online event Writing for Publication, with presenters Professor James Smith, Health Promotion Journal of Australia and Alison Bell, Wiley.

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AHPA event: Tips for Writing Ethics Applications - 30 Nov

The Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA®) is hosting a professional development workshop focusing on writing ethics applications, with Professor Sharyn Burns, Teaching and Research Academic in the School of Population Health, Curtin University.

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AHPA event: Health literacy and equity - 13 Dec

Dr Eberhard Wenzel Oration - Health literacy and equity – why it matters and what to do about it (in the midst of a global pandemic).

AHPA invites members to join our end of year virtual event. Professor Don Nutbeam will deliver the Eberhard Wenzel Oration, and present a number of awards.

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Recent event: Amplify Health Promotion Voices in the Twitterverse

AHPA recently hosted an online event Amplify Health Promotion Voices in the Twitterverse with Kristy Schirmer, Zockmelon Health Promotion and Social Media Consulting.

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Advocacy short course scholarship

The Public Health Advocacy Institute’s week-long Public Health Advocacy Short Course is being held virtually from 29 November - 6 December 2021. One member is being offered a place in the course free of charge. The place has been donated by AHPA corporate member PHAI and is valued at $900. 

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AHPA event: Writing for publication - 18 Nov

The Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA®) is hosting a session on writing for publication, with presenters Professor James Smith, Health Promotion Journal of Australia and Alison Bell, Wiley.

This workshop aims to provide practical insights and editorial tips to build the confidence and capability of early career researchers.

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AHPA event: Public Health & Promotion Careers Night - 24 Nov

AHPA are hosting a Careers Night to offer insights about careers in public health. Guest speakers include professionals working in health promotion, public health and epidemiology.

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AHPA event: Just Write It! - 6 Dec

AHPA are hosting a Just Write It! session to help members with their Health Promotion Practitioner Registration application.

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Recent event: Using values and frames to create a healthy, equitable Australia

AHPA recently hosted an online event Using values and frames to create a healthy, equitable Australia with communications expert Mark Chenery, Common Cause Australia.

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AHPA event: Online Journal Club - 17 Nov

The AHPA Research, Evaluation and Evidence Translation (REET) Committee is hosting an online Journal Club. This is a great way to keep up to date with new practice and research in an area of interest, brush up on your critical appraisal skills, improve your public speaking and communication skills and collaborate with others.

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Media Statement - Flinders University urged to #stopthechop on Southgate and its staff

The Australian Health Promotion Association has expressed shock and dismay at the axing of critical academic roles in health equity with the announcement this week by Flinders University that positions held by Professor Fran Baum and colleagues will be disestablished and the Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity wound up.

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AHPA event: Promoting health in a climate context - 25 Oct

The Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA®) is hosting an event on promoting health in a climate context, with presenter Dr Rebecca Patrick - President of Climate and Health Alliance.

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Suzanne Gleeson Professional Development Scholarship Fund 2021

Applications now open.

Suzanne Gleeson is a long-serving member of the Australian Health Promotion Association. To acknowledge and recognise Suzanne’s tenure, contribution and commitment to health promotion the Board resolved to establish the AHPA Suzanne Gleeson Professional Development Scholarship Fund.

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AHPA event: Applying Behavioural Insights to Health Promotion - 25 Nov

The Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA®) is hosting a session on using behavioural science to tackle health promotion problems with presenter Alex Gyani, the Behavioural Insights Team, Australia.

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AHPA event: Amplify Health Promotion Voices in the Twitterverse - 16 Nov

The Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA®) is hosting a session on the effective use of Twitter with presenter Kristy Schirmer, Zockmelon Health Promotion and Social Media Consulting.

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Volunteers needed – communications and project work

AHPA are seeking EOIs from members to volunteer a minimum of 10 hours during Oct-Dec to help the Executive Office with some time-limited communications and project work. If you have experience in writing copy (website, socials, newsletters), developing collateral (videos, images using Canva), and/or conducting desktop research, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the Executive Office by COB 15 October 2021 and provide one hundred words or less on your interest in volunteering, the skills you bring and your availability to contribute.

Recent event: Health Promotion in Local Government

AHPA recently held an online event to discuss Health Promotion in Local Government. See below for the resource list, event slides and to view the event recording.

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Using values and frames to create a healthy, equitable Australia - AHPA Webinar 19 October 1-2pm AEDT

Join communications expert Mark Chenery, Common Cause Australia, as he talks about creating change by engaging cultural values and using well-framed, value based messages.

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AHPA's National Jobs Bulletin

Our National Jobs Bulletin keeps members informed about health promotion roles across Australia, which we know our members want and value.

If you are a member watch your email for the fortnightly update on health promotion jobs!

Benefits of AHPA membership

Melbourne Vixens netballer Kaylia Stanton talks about the benefits of AHPA membership.

 

2022 AHPA Scholarships Program

The AHPA scholarship is the best way to kick-start to your career in health promotion. Winning the scholarship will pay 6 months full-time salary, working at an agency of your choice on a project you have developed. To apply, you can approach an agency with an idea for a potential project and submit an application with them, or email Myra, AHPA Scholarships Coordinator scholarshipswa@healthpromotion.org.au to be matched with an agency and a project.

Applications close 17 September 2021.

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Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli Fellowship for Writers

Open to mid-career writers, the fellowship is awarded to someone in recognition of their literary achievements and commitment to humanity demonstrated through their active participation and engagement in social justice issues. Applicants must be under the age of 40 and identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, LGBTQIA+, living with a disability, or culturally and linguistically diverse.

Applications close 15 August 2021.

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AHPA celebrates 100 Registered Health Promotion Practitioners!

Watch this exciting video which recognises and celebrates Registered Health Promotion Practitioners in Australia! 

Sustainable, professional workforce to boost health promotion efforts

Dr. Marguerite Sendall discusses progressing the preventive health agenda through professionalising the health promotion workforce.

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Media Release: Leading health groups call on government to address climate health impacts in National Preventive Health Strategy

23 September 2020

Over 30 health groups today released a Joint Statement calling on the federal government to address climate change in the National Preventive Health Strategy, which is currently in development. The Strategy’s Consultation Paper does not include climate change in its six focus areas, nor even mention “climate change”.

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Health Promotion Ethics Project

The Australian Health Promotion Association’s Health Promotion Ethics Project (HPEP) aims to advance critical practice and build the evidence base for health promotion in Australia.

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Announcing a New Health Promotion Teaching and Learning Community Of Practice

AHPA is pleased to announce the establishment of an Australian Health Promotion Teaching and Learning Community of Practice. The CoP will share ideas, resources, and expertise relating to health promotion courses, accreditation and scholarship of teaching and learning. Three characteristics are essential:

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Health Promotion Practitioner Registration

There are now nearly 90 Registered Health Promotion Practitioners in Australia!

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2019 End of Year Wrap Up + Operational Plan Update

The AHPA® Board, Branches 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.

The final Communiqué is a bumper edition which includes Board updates and Branch yearly highlights!

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The Climate Crisis

Dr Joanne Walker, Director Policy and Strategy Development, National Rural Health Alliance and former AHPA® Director was successful in obtaining an AHPA bursary to attend the IUHPE conference in Rotorua earlier this year. As part of her application Jo committed to preparing an article on the conference. 

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IUHPE 23rd World Conference on Health Promotion - Bursary recipient reports

AHPA supported a number of members to attend the IUHPE 23rd World Conference on Health Promotion held in Rotorua, New Zealand 7-11 April. You can read about their experience here

COMMUNITY HEALTH ETHICS BOARD (CHEB) PROJECT

The Community Health Ethics Board (CHEB) Working Group is pleased to provide AHPA members with an update on the CHEB pilot project. The aim is to develop a model that will build understanding of ethics for health promotion practice and the development of ethical informed practices within health and community based organisations in Australia.

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AHPA Annual Report now available

The AHPA 2019 Annual General Meeting Directors' report, Treasurer's report and Health Promotion Journal of Australia Editor's report are now available here. Find out all that AHPA has achieved in 2018!

Call for AHPA Board Nominations

The Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA®) nominations to the Board of Directors for the 2019-2020 term has now closed

The AHPA Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The AHPA Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement

AHPA aims to celebrate diversity, encourage inclusion and promote equitable outcomes for people of different gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, ability, ethnicity, race, and culture.

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END OF YEAR COMMUNIQUÉ

The AHPA® Board, Branches 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.

The final Communiqué is a bumper edition which includes Board and Branch yearly highlights and AHPA Health Promotion Symposium scholarship recipients reports! Enjoy!

End of Year Communique 2018

Health Promotion Practitioner Registration Webinar

The AHPA  webinar on what's involved in registering as a Health Promotion Practitioner was a great success. The video is now available!

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23rd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion

The 23rd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion is now over! The Conference was held in Rotorua, New Zealand from 7 – 11 April 2019 and AHPA is proud to have been a partner. View the Rotorua Statements and stay tuned for more.

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#AHPA2018 - Six reflections on Health Promotion

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Well done to the organising committee for making the Symposium happen.

Croakey has an article Six reflections on health promotion – following AHPA2018 already up which you can find here.

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Dr Hannah Badland announced as inaugural Australian Health Promotion Association Thinker in Residence

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The AHPA Board is pleased to announce Dr Hannah Badland as the inaugural AHPA Thinker in Residence

What is the AHPA Thinker in Residence?

AHPA recognises and rewards excellence and innovative thinking and is committed to progressing contemporary, evidence, informed, equitable and ethical health promotion practice, research and policy. Establishing a prestigious award, the AHPA Thinker in Residence, was one way to recognise 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.

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Announcement of the Editor in Chief/ Editorial Team and publishing house for HPJA for 2018

The Board of the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA®) together with the Research, Evaluation and Evidence Translation (REET) Committee would like to announce effective from January 01, 2018 the publication of the Health Promotion Journal of Australia will be housed with Wiley Blackwell Publishing.

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Commitment to Health Promotion Workforce in WA

The Health Promotion Scholarship Program WA is open now – this is a great opportunity for people in WA.

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Ray James Memorial Lecture 2017

The AHPA WA Branch AGM includes a lecture and this year it’s been filmed for you to view.

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First Nations Wellbeing Statement

AHPA was a proud partner of the 2017 World Congress on Public Health and the World Leaders Dialogue on Suicide Prevention for First Nations people held in Melbourne in April 2017.

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AHPA supports Marriage Equality - vote YES

We support marriage equality and demand action now. We have joined the Australian Marriage Equality movement along with thousands of other. We strongly encourage all members to vote YES for this long overdue reform.

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