Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA) Vic/Tas Branch respectfully Acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians.
We pay our respects to their elders, past, present, and future for they hold the memories, the traditions, and the culture of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The Victorian – Tasmania (VIC-TAS) Branch of AHPA is committed to supporting health promotion professionals, building the profession and providing opportunities for AHPA members to achieve professional excellence and enjoy career success.
AHPA members in Victoria and Tasmania are connected, supported, engaged and enabled to reach high professional standards.
- Support the profession of health promotion
- Demonstrate leadership in the field of health promotion
- Promote and inform professional standards
- Develop strong partnerships with Victorian and Tasmanian health promotion stakeholders
- Build AHPA's capacity, influence and presence in Victoria and Tasmania
The VIC-TAS Branch operates a working group structure, where members can contribute to the day to day work of the branch by participating in working group activities. The working groups and their structures are detailed below:
Australian Health Promotion Association Award
On Tuesday 2 May, Deakin University hosted their 2023 School of Health and Social Development Student Awards at Deakin Downtown.
AHPA Vic/Tas was proud to sponsor the 'Australian Health Promotion Association Award' recognising the most outstanding student enrolled in the Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion. The AHPA VIC/TAS Committee would like to congratulate this year's award winner, Georgie Mcrae.
Georgie began her studies in Public Health and Health Promotion during the COVID-19 pandemic, when she realised the importance of providing accessible and quality health information to all. Her previous Bachelor of Business gave her a great starting point from which to build her skills in the health discipline and combine the two fields.
Georgie is looking forward to a varied and fulfilling career upon graduating this year and while she is interested in many areas of health promotion, hopes to work within the women's and mental health spaces. This award is representative of Georgie's development and the hard work she has put into her studies so far. She is incredibly thankful to be recognised, and to have been selected for this award from the AHPA.