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The Australian Health Promotion Association® is conducting three workshops in Perth on Tuesday 12th May 2020 and is pleased to support members to attend.

 The workshops are:

  • Health Impact Assessment and Climate Change
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Promotion Evaluation
  • Connecting Health, Wellbeing and Learning in Schools

The workshops are being held on the day before the Public Health Association of Australia’s 2020 Preventive Health Conference with the theme CAN DO PREVENTION: effective action in a volatile world (see AHPA is assisting PHAA in the conference planning.

AHPA is offering bursaries to assist members to travel to Perth and attend the AHPA pre-conference Workshops. There are two categories of bursaries:

  • $1000 for one AHPA member from each of NT, Queensland, NSW, Victoria, SA and remote WA
  • Free workshop registration for five Perth-based members.

Attendance at one or both AHPA workshops is a requirement of the bursaries. AHPA will also be holding our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 12th May and celebrating our 30-year anniversary – we expect bursary recipients to join with us to celebrate this important milestone.

Attendance at the PHAA Conference is encouraged for all AHPA members.

Applicants must be:

  • A full-time undergraduate or postgraduate student member studying health promotion or equivalent qualification. Note: For undergraduate students the applicant must demonstrate an interest in health promotion work as evidenced by choice of voluntary or paid work placements, participation in community or NGO activities and range of units studied. Postgraduate students must be currently enrolled in a postgraduate university course that involves advanced knowledge and skills in health promotion principles and practice; Or
  • A member who in the view of the Association has actively contributed to its development and activities. Note: The applicant should preferably demonstrate commitment to health promotion through activities at a local level that contributes to the work of a Branch or nationally to the work of the Association broadly; Or
  • A member engaged in relevant paid or voluntary work in health promotion and who makes a significant contribution to the profession or discipline; Or
  • An Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander member working in health promotion.

All applicants must also:

  • Be a financial, individual member of AHPA for a minimum of 12 months prior to bursary closing date.
  • Have not received an AHPA scholarship/bursary for professional development in the past three years.
  • Provide a brief Curriculum Vitae in support of their application [no more than two pages].
  • Be available to attend a full day of the Workshops if their application is successful.
  • Agree to submit a brief report within two weeks of attending the Conference. The report may be used in National or Branch communications. If the report is not received as required, the applicant will be asked to reimburse their bursary.

How to apply:
Complete the Application Form and return it according to the instructions on the cover sheet

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