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Strategic Priorities

AHPA is pleased to release our new Strategic Plan 2020-2024!

AHPA's Strategic Plan 2020 – 2024


A letter from the President: Celebrating 30 years and release of our new Strategic Plan 2020-2024 

AHPA Vision

A healthy, equitable Australia.

AHPA Purpose

Leadership, advocacy and workforce development for health promotion practice, research, evaluation and policy.

Our Principles

To achieve AHPA's vision and purpose the Board and members commit to:

  • ETHICAL PRACTICE - Supporting culturally informed, participatory, respectful, and safe practice.

  • HEALTH EQUITY - Addressing the sociocultural, economic, political, commercial and ecological determinants of health in order to build health equity.

  • INNOVATIVE AND EVIDENCE INFORMED APPROACHES - Promoting and supporting evidence informed research, policy and practice.

  • COLLABORATION - Working in partnership with other organisations to improve health and wellbeing.

Our Strategy

1. Promote the health promotion profession and our members

2. Advocate for health promotion

3. Build the professional capacity of AHPA members

4. Support career pathways in health promotion

5. Promotion equity, diversity and inclusion

6. Provide responsible and sustainable governance and management

Detailed actions to achieve the strategy can be found in the Strategic Plan document. 

Download the Australian Health Promotion Association Strategic Plan 2020-2024


Previous Strategic and Operational Plans

2014 – 2018

Download AHPA's Strategic Plan 2014 - 2018 [extended until 2019]

Download AHPA's Operational Plan 2014-2018


Definition of health promotion

The Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA®) encourages and supports best practice in health promotion in Australia, in order that everyone may enjoy good health. The Association endorses the World Health Organization's (1986) definition of health promotion: the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve their health.

Download Ottawa Charter

AHPA Communiqués

The Australian Health Promotion Association provides regular updates on our work.

Click here to access our communiqués

What's happening in AHPA's Branches?

Click here to find out what the different AHPA branches are doing.

Media Contact

Gemma Crawford

AHPA President


Phone: 1300 123 637

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