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Case study: Registration partnership between AHPA and Preventive Health SA - June 2024

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Call for Nominations: Join AHPA's National Board of Directors - May 2024

Are you passionate about health promotion and ready to make a difference at a national level? AHPA is now accepting nominations for our National Board of Directors for 2024-2025. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the strategic direction and governance of your Association. Nominations are now open.

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Event Recording: Advocacy for Student and Early Career Practitioners Webinar - May 2024

On Wednesday 8 May 2024, Dr Joanne Flavel and Dr Gemma Crawford talked about the opportunities and pathways to advocacy in health promotion. This event was presented by the Student & Early Career Practitioner Practice Group.

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Call for EOIs: Deliver a Workshop or Interactive Seminar - National Health Promotion Symposium 2024 - April 2024

AHPA is pleased to call for EOIs for members and stakeholders to deliver a workshop or interactive seminar at the National Health Promotion Symposium 2024 on Ngunnawal country in Canberra, ACT. 

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AHPA attends CAPHIA Teaching and Learning Forum 2023 – September 2023

We thank AHPA members Talia Blythman, Caroline Adams, Hannah Wechkunanukul and Jane Harford for representing AHPA at the CAPHIA Teaching and Learning Forum in September 2023 and manning the AHPA exhibitor booth. Here are some reflections shared by the team.

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Registrations Open: National Health Promotion Symposium 2024 - April 2024

AHPA is thrilled to announce that registrations to attend the National Health Promotion Symposium 2024 are now open.

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Event Recording: Unpacking Advocacy Strategies for Impact in the Commercial Determinants of Health - February 2024

On the 22nd of February during the Welcome to 2024 AHPA event, Dr Belinda Townsend from Australian National University, School of Regulation and Global Governance gave a guest presentation titled Unpacking Advocacy Strategies for Impact in the Commercial Determinants of Health.

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Call for Expressions of Interest: Health Promotion Leadership & Governance Pilot #2 – March 2024

AHPA is seeking members to participate in the second pilot of the Health Promotion Leadership and Governance Program.

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New online short course: Politics and power for promoting health - March 2024

Join us as we explore the role of politics and power in promoting health in this new online short course.

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Call for Nominations: Join AHPA NSW-ACT Branch Committe - March 2024

The AHPA NSW-ACT Branch are calling for nominations on the Branch Committee for 2024/25. All positions on the Branch Committee for 2024-2025 are now open for nomination. On the 4th April 2024 during the NSW- ACT Branch Annual Members Meeting, the Branch Committee will be elected. 

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Join our Vic/Tas Committee - March 2024

Are you or someone you know interested in joining the VIC/TAS Branch Committee?

Committee members and volunteers get high value, relevant experiences from participating in professional association governance – no matter their level of work experience or seniority.  Committee members are provided a supportive environment to develop skills and apply learnings and connections with like-minded professionals.

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National Health Promotion Symposium 2024 - February 204

AHPA is thrilled to announce the  National Health Promotion Symposium 2024The national symposium will be held on Ngunnawal Country in Canberra, ACT over two days: Wednesday 9th – Thursday 10th October 2024.

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Call for Applications: AHPA National Mentoring Program – February 2024

AHPA is pleased to call for applications for the AHPA National Mentoring Program 2024. The AHPA mentoring program is for people interested in or working in the field of health promotion. It is a one-to-one relationship between a more experienced person (mentor) and a less experienced person (mentee). 

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AHPA Casual Board Vacancies - February 2024

The Australian Health Promotion Association is seeking to recruit three positions to the national Board to fill casual vacancies until June 2024.

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HPJA Special Issue: Health Promotion in the Western Pacific – February 2024

HPJA invites abstracts for a special issue focusing on Health Promotion in the Western Pacific: celebrating success stories and tackling the challenges.

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AHPA Member Testimonials

We invite all AHPA members to share their feedback on the AHPA membership using the testimonial template. We’d love to hear your reflections on being an AHPA member throughout 2023. 

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National Health Promotion Symposium 2023 Bursary Report - January 2024

We are pleased to share the AHPA National Health Promotion Symposium 2023 bursary recipient report.

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Coverage of AHPA's Health Promotion Symposium - Oct/Nov 2023

The Croakey Conference News Service covered AHPA's Health Promotion Symposium 2023, the first in-person event led by the Association since before the pandemic. It was held in the regional Victorian city of Geelong on the traditional lands of the Wadawurrung peoples.

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Christmas / New Year Break

The AHPA office will be closed from Friday 22nd December 2023 and will re-open on Monday 15th January 2024.

We wish you a safe and enjoyable Christmas and New Year.

 

Event Recording: Developing Core Competencies in Health Promotion Part 3: Planning, implementation, evaluation and research

Event Recording: Developing Core Competencies in Health Promotion Part 3: Planning, implementation, evaluation and research

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Health Promotion Symposium: Registration Closing Soon - 7 October 2023

Registration for AHPA's Health Promotion Symposium 2023 is closing soon.

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Competition: Health Promotion Symposium Registration - 5 October 2023

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Event Recording: Developing Core Competencies in Health Promotion Part 2: Communication, leadership and assessment

Core Competencies Part 2: Communication, Leadership and Assessment

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Event Recording: Developing Core Competencies In Health Promotion Part 1: Change, Advocacy and Partnerships

Core Competencies Part 1: Communication, Leadership and Assessment

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Event Recording: AHPA Health Promotion Learning and Teaching Community of Practice event: Professionalisation of the public health workforce - 12 Sept 2023

On 12 September 2023, Hon. A/Prof Leanne Coombe presented the work that has been underway by the World Health Organization to professionalise the public health workforce.
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AHPA co-convenes meeting of Health Peak and Advisory Bodies Program funded organisations - August 2023

On Wednesday 30 August, AHPA and the Australian Women's Health Alliance co-convened a meeting of organisations supported under the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care Health Peak and Advisory Bodies Program.

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Health Promotion Leadership & Governance Pilot Program Participants Announced - August 2023

We are pleased to announce the AHPA members that have been selected to participate in our inaugural Health Promotion Leadership and Governance Pilot Program.

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2023 South Australian Preventive Health Award - August 2023

The South Australian Preventive Health Award is a joint initiative of the South Australian branches of the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA) and the Public Health Association Australia.

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Call for EOIs: Consultant to coordinate Health Promotion Scholarship Program - July 2023

The AHPA (WA Branch) is seeking a consultant to coordinate the AHPA WA Branch's Health Promotion Scholarship Program.

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Event recording: The Australian health promotion registration system - 30 May 2023

On 30 May 2023, AHPA delivered an event that explored the Australian health promotion registration system from a range of perspectives and the influence of registration on health promotion in Australia.

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Event recording: Networking - 22 August 2022

The AHPA Student and Early Career Practitioner Committee hosted a networking event on 31 August 2022, with insights from AHPA Executive Officer Rebecca Zosel

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Celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voices in Australian Health Promotion - July 2023

This week (2nd-9th July) is NAIDOC Week 2023. National NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth. For our Association, it is an opportunity to highlight our commitment to constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through a First Nations Voice to Parliament and to reconciliation, health equity and sovereignty. 

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Women in Public Health network - June 2023

Women in Public Health (WPH) is a network of women from across Australia working to advance gender equity in public health leadership.

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Health Promotion Ethics Project: Seeking Organisations to Participate in a Pilot Project - June 2023

AHPA is seeking organisations to participate in a Health Promotion Ethics Pilot Project. 

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AHPA's National Health Promotion Symposium Announced & Call for EOIs to deliver sessions - June 2023

 AHPA is thrilled to announce our National Health Promotion Symposium for 2023.

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Call for Nominations: Glen Paley Memorial Award - June 2023

AHPA is pleased to call for nominations for the 2023 Glen Paley Memorial Award.

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Call for Applications: Health Promotion Leadership & Governance Pilot Program - June 2023

AHPA is pleased to call for applications for the Health Promotion Leadership and Governance Pilot Program.

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Call for Applications: AHPA Internship Program 2023-2024 - June 2023

AHPA is pleased to call for applications for our inaugural Internship Program. 

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Event recording: The NSW Health Regional Health Plan and the implications for health promotion in regional NSW - 6 June 2023

On Tuesday 6 June, NSW Health's Regional Health Division presented an overview of the new Regional Health Plan, with a particular emphasis on actions to be taken within the strategic priority of 'Keep people healthy and well through prevention, early intervention and education'.

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Event recording: The Australian health promotion registration system - 30 May 2023

On Tuesday 30th May 2023, AHPA hosted an event to showcase the Australian health promotion registration system. 

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Call for Nominations: AHPA Board of Directors 2023-2024 - May 2023

Are you interested in joining the AHPA® National Board of Directors for 2023-2024? Nominations are now open.

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Event recording: Lunch & Learn Session - 24 May 2023

On Wednesday 24 May 2023, the Vic/Tas committee hosted a Lunch & Learn session for AHPA members to meet and connect. Speaker Jenn Lacy-Nichols discussed the Commercial Determinants of Health and participants were able to gain knowledge on debates, issues and challenges.

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Event recording: Health + Democracy Forum - 16 May 2023

On 16 May 2023, AHPA together with Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA), Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE), the Australian Democracy Network and the Human Rights Law Centre hosted a Health + Democracy Forum.

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EOI Editor-In-Chief HPJA - March 2023

Call for Expressions of Interest (EOI): Editor-in-Chief, Health Promotion Journal of Australia (HPJA)

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Call for Papers: Understanding the needs and experiences of marginalised fathers - March 2023

The Health Promotion Journal of Australia and the Australian Journal of Rural Health are partnering on an exciting project with SMS4Dads to explore the unique experience and needs of marginalised fathers. Both journals will publish special themed sections on marginalised fathers in parallel commencing in the lead up to Father’s Day, 3rd September 2023. The collection of themed sections will then be compiled into a future Virtual Issue to feature on the Wiley Online Library homepage for each journal.

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