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Media Statements

AHPA regularly publishes media statements (e.g. media releases, public statements) and provides comments to journalists that are published in various news articles and platforms.

A list of AHPA media statements from January 2023 onwards is provided below.

Commitment to prevention and health promotion - 26 April 2023

In this Croakey piece, New health and aged care chief has a huge task ahead - so what are the priorities?, Dr Gemma Crawford, AHPA National President, and Rebecca Zosel, Executive Officer, note the importance of the next Secretary of the Department of Health and Aged Care having a commitment to prevention and health promotion.

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Funding cuts to health promotion will impact overburdened hospitals and healthcare services for decades - 16 April 2023

Hospitals and healthcare services play a vital role in our healthcare system – but it’s the community health promotion services that keep people out of them in the first place.

The Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA®) believes the Andrew’s Labor Government decision to cut ten percent of health promotion funding for community health services is irresponsible and shortsighted. While this might bring a small saving now – future generations will pay the price of poorer health and unsustainable health care expenditure.

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AHPA welcomes national firearm register as a necessary and overdue measure - 3 February 2023

Like many in the Australian community, AHPA is deeply concerned that despite bipartisan agreement, no state or territory government is fully compliant with the National Firearms Agreement which they all signed after Port Arthur in 1996 and renewed in 2017.

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Health leaders urge governments to step up COVID control - 26 January 2023

Prevention and equity should be core to Australia’s COVID-19 management plan for 2023.

AHPA President Dr Gemma Crawford and AHPA VIC-TAS Branch Co-President David Towl contributed to the conversation about Australia’s COVID-19 management plan in this Croakey article published on 26 January 2023: Health leaders urge governments to step up COVID control.

Read the full article here.

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