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AHPA SA Branch Student Awards 2022

We are pleased to announce that nominations for the AHPA SA Branch Student Awards 2022 opened on the 17th of November 2022. Eligible students who have completed their degree in the calendar year 2022 are invited to self-nominate under the new guidelines, with a referee from their university.

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Suzanne Gleeson Professional Development Scholarship Recipient Report - Nov 2022

We are pleased to share the report of AHPA’s Suzanne Gleeson Professional Development Scholarship Recipient, Emma Heard. The scholarship provided Emma with the opportunity to attend the Australian Association of Adolescent Health's 2022 Youth Health Conference in Melbourne.

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Call for volunteers

AHPA are looking for volunteers to coordinate the National Job Bulletin in 2023.

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Recent event: AHPA/PHAA Election Advocacy Campaign Launch - 13 October 2022

AHPA VIC/TAS Branch and PHAA recently hosted the Election Advocacy Campaign Launch on 13 October 2022.

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PopCongress2022 Bursary Recipient Reports

We are pleased to share the reports of AHPA’s Population Health Congress Bursary Recipients. This year, four members were granted bursaries to attend the congress in Adelaide.
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Nominations Open: 2022 National Health Promotion Learning and Teaching Award

The National Health Promotion Learning and Teaching Award was established in 2021 to recognise individual achievement within the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA), contributing to its purpose of “Leadership, advocacy and workforce development for health promotion practice, research, evaluation and policy”. The Award provides an opportunity to recognise the valuable contribution and commitment of learning and teaching academics to workforce development in Australia.

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Recent event: Climate Change Advocacy: From Global to Local - 31 October 2022

AHPA NSW/ACT, and QLD branch recently co-hosted the webinar, Climate Change Advocacy: From Global to Local, on Monday 31 October 2022.

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Recent event: AHPA VIC/TAS in dialogue with Tasmania health promotion: What does health promotion mean for me? - 13 October 2022

AHPA VIC/TAS branch recently held the online event, AHPA VIC/TAS in dialogue with Tasmania health promotion: What does health promotion mean for me?, on 13 October 2022.

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AHPA event: Climate Change Advocacy

Save the date! AHPA NSW/ACT, and QLD branches are co-hosting a webinar for local action to stop climate change on Monday 31 October 2022, 5PM (AEDST).

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Recent event: First Nations Workshop Building Knowledge Exchange Skills - 20 September 2022

As part of the Population Health Congress 2022, AHPA hosted an online event on 20 September, First Nations Workshop: Building Knowledge Exchange Skills, with presenters Dr. Kalinda Griffiths, Dr. Tess Ryan and Dr. Melissa Sweet, with a Welcome to Country by Tiahna Silvy, a proud Kaurna woman and member of Kuma Kaaru Cultural Services.

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Recent event: Networking - why is it important, how to do it well, and how it can help your career

AHPA's Student and Early Career Practitioners Committee recently hosted an online event: Networking - why is it important, how to do it well, and how it can help your career, with guest speaker AHPA Executive Officer Rebecca Zosel.

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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.

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Curtin University Equity Scholarship for the Population Health Congress - August 2022

The School of Population Health at Curtin University is offering several equity bursaries to assist Australian delegates to attend the Population Health Congress

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VicHealth Future Changemaker Award - Sep 2022

AHPA are proud to be supporting the 'Future Changemaker' award! 

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AHPA event: Online Journal Club - 17 November 2022

The REET Committee would like to invite you to register for the third Online Journal Club of 2022 to be held in November.

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AHPA event: Networking - why is it important, how to do it well, and how it can help your career - 31 August 2022

The AHPA Student and Early Career Practitioner Committee is hosting a networking event, with insights from AHPA Executive Officer Rebecca Zosel. 

The event aims to provide tips on networking in health promotion and participants will have a chance to meet their peers and network in break-out rooms.

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Recent event: How to put equity and the social determinants of health at the heart of prevention - 19 July 2022

AHPA recently hosted an online event, How to put equity and the social determinants of health at the heart of prevention, with Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Fran Baum AO, Kate Ditchburn, Dr. Kalinda Griffiths and Edwina McDonald on Tuesday 19th July 2022.

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Population Health Congress bursaries - Aug 2022

Application deadline extended until Monday 15 August 2022.

As part of AHPA’s Health Peak and Advisory Bodies Program funding, we are pleased to offer several bursaries to assist members to attend the 2022 National Population Health Congress being held in Adelaide, 21 - 23 September 2022. The bursaries are for an AHPA early bird full registration fee (full individual, or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander member). All other expenses in attending the Congress must be met by recipients. Applications close on 15 August 2022.

  • Up to seven bursaries are available to AHPA members.

  • Bursaries cover the cost of either virtual or face-to-face registration. All other expenses in attending the Congress must be met by recipients.

  • Bursaries can be used to purchase a new Congress registration or to reimburse an AHPA member for a Congress registration that has already been purchased.

We encourage AHPA members to apply today.

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AHPA event: How to get a job in health promotion - May 2022

AHPA Student & Early Career Practitioner Committee recently hosted an online event for students and early career practitioners to understand how they can get a job in health promotion.   

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AHPA Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) - Jun 2022

We are pleased to announce that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artist and AHPA member Rachel Radcliffe has been commissioned to create an original artwork to be used for resources related to AHPA’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

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AHPA event: AHPA National AGM - 28 June 2022

We hope to see many of our members at AHPA's National AGM. Click here for more information about the event. 

AHPA EOFY Sale - Jun 2022

From 9th to 30th June 2022, AHPA is running an End of Financial Year (EOFY) sale. New members will receive 30% discount when joining AHPA.

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AHPA event: Health Promotion Learning and Teaching Community of Practice - 18 May 2022

Access the slides from the Health Promotion Learning and Teaching Community of Practice webinar on 18 May 2022 

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AHPA Event - Applying for Registration - Everything you need to know! - 7 Jun 2022

AHPA recently hosted 'Applying for registration' event discussing Health Promotion Practitioner Registration and registration benefits. 

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Preventive Health Conference - May 2022

AHPA is pleased to be a member of the organising committee for the Preventive Health Conference 2022, convened by the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA). The conference will be held as a hybrid conference, combining face to face and virtual components, from Wednesday 11 to Friday 13 May 2022 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland.

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AHPA event: How to put equity and the social determinants of health at the heart of prevention - 19 Jul 2022

Save the date more information coming soon.

We are thrilled to host a special virtual event  in July exploring how to put equity and the social determinants of health at the heart of prevention.

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AHPA event: Applying for Registration - Everything you need to know - 7 Jun 2022

Join our team on Tuesday, 7 June 2022 for this informative online session.

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AHPA event: Online Journal Club - 12 May 2022

The REET Committee would like to invite you to register for the first Online Journal Club of 2022 to be held in May.

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Resources to support effective communication - Apr 2022

A number of resources exist to support effective communication, including guides with a specific focus on health issues, behaviours and population groups. Listed below are some evidence-based communication guides to support your health promotion practice. 

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Refer a Friend Promotion - April 2022

Refer a friend to become an AHPA member in 2022 and you'll both receive 10% off.

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AHPA event: NSW/ACT Branch AGM - 24 Mar 2022

Join the NSW/ACT Branch Annual General Meeting on 24th March 1pm for an exciting panel discussion followed by branch updates and annual meeting procedures. 

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AHPA Mentoring Program Update - Jun 2022

The AHPA Mentoring Program is progressing well. We are pleased to have found a mentor for every mentee applicant this year, giving us 43 professionals confirmed in the program for 2022.

 

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AHPA Event: Queensland Branch AGM - 17 Mar 2022

Simone will provide ‘Reflections on developing the National Obesity Prevention Strategy 2022-2032’. These reflections will be of interest for those seeking to obtain insight into this high level strategy development. 

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AHPA event: Student Careers Webinar - 24 Mar 2022

Hear from guest speakers Dr Stefania Velardo (Senior Lecturer in Health Education) and Lily Bourke (Community Educator and Venue Support Worker) about their professional experiences in health promotion research and practice. 

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AHPA event: An introduction to mental health promotion - 17 Apr 2022

AHPA recently hosted an online event An introduction to mental health promotion, with presenters Dr Stephen Carbone and Dr Luke Martin, Prevention United.

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Wellbeing SA - Feb 2022

Wellbeing SA has commissioned the Australian Health Promotion Association to undertake an evidence-informed scoping review on the health promotion workforce.

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Recent event: Publishing for early career researchers - 22 Feb 2022

AHPA recently hosted an online event Publishing for Early Career Researchers, with Alison Bell, Wiley. 

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Media Statement: Major boost for health promotion action in Australia

As the country’s leading health promotion organisation, the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA®) welcomes the launch of the National Preventive Health Strategy 2021-2030 by Health Minister Greg Hunt. The Association supports the pillars of the Strategy and commends the commitment to increased expenditure for prevention and support for workforce development. 

AHPA is pleased to announce that it has been awarded funding through the Australian Government’s Health Peak and Advisory Bodies Program 2022-2025 announced by the Minister to support the strategic intent of the Strategy.

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AHPA's recommended Summer viewing

AHPA’s recommended Summer viewing – all with a health promotion flavour. Enjoy!

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AHPA member testimonial template

All AHPA members are invited to share their feedback using the AHPA testimonial template.

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AHPA Playlist 2021

We are thrilled to share the inaugural AHPA Playlist, packed full of health promotion-related songs nominated by members including AHPA Board Directors and Branch Presidents. Your summer listening is sorted!

Click here to listen to the playlist on Spotify, or view the song list below. 

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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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