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South Australian Preventative Health Award - Sept 2022

South Australian Preventative Health Award

The nomination process for the South Australian Preventative Health Award closes 5pm, Friday 16th of September 2022.

The purpose of this award is to recognise outstanding contributions to health promotion and public health in South Australia. Together, our organisations emphasise the importance of investing in disease prevention and health promotion, developing healthy public policies, and ensuring that a wide range of social, behavioural, and environmental preventative services and programs are accessible to those who need them most.

 In its original format, this award was endowed by the South Australian Community Health Association (SACHA), which was an independent community health lobby group. SACHA’s purpose was to promote a social view of health and to encourage the development and maintenance of publicly funded community health services in South Australia. The next iteration of the award (2006-2019) was the South Australian Primary Healthcare Practitioner Award, which recognised excellence in primary health care practice, and reflected SACHA’s original emphasis on community health.

In 2022, PHAA (SA) and AHPA (SA) are pleased to launch the newest version of the award, the inaugural South Australian Preventive Health Award. The Award seeks to recognise and celebrate leadership and excellence in disease prevention and health promotion practice. Preventive health spans all phases of life, and includes early intervention initiatives, health communication strategies, targeting risk factors, preventive health research, and actions to address the broader social, environmental, and political determinants of health and wellbeing. As such, we welcome applications from practitioners working in any area of preventive health, and within any sector, provided they meet the criteria.

Who is eligible for nomination?
Any person or group of people who you believe has made a significant contribution to disease prevention and health promotion practice, teaching or research in South Australia, over a number of years.

Who can nominate?
Any financial member of PHAA or AHPA may nominate, provided you are familiar with the contribution made by that person/group. You do not need the prospective nominee’s permission to nominate them.

Selection Criteria
Each application will be assessed against the following criteria using a scoring system: The nominee must be a person or group who:

  • demonstrates an ongoing commitment to the principles of preventive health;
  • demonstrates excellence in their own professional practice;
  • advocates for disease prevention and health promotion at the broader organisational level, demonstrating leadership in this area (e.g., through policy, service development, lobbying, community practice etc.); and
  • is available as a resource person and/or mentor

How do I nominate somebody?
If you would like to nominate somebody for the 2022 South Australian Preventive Health Award, please follow these steps:

  1. Complete a nomination form (make sure you have signed it) and provide a justification for the nomination, specifically addressing each of the selection criteria noted above
  2. By 5pm, Friday, 16th September 2022 forward your nomination to Dr Dannielle Post (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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