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Aboriginal Health Promotion Short Course

23 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018, 9:00am-2:00pm

 Do you have an interest in health and want to contribute towards closing the gap in your community? Health promotion provides a framework to engage and create community orientated health approaches.

The Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA®) (WA Branch) is conducting a FREE short course that will yarn about health promotion to share knowledge, skills and ideas that will support health promotion within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The course is suitable for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples already working in the health sector, those wanting to move into the area and those wanting to incorporate health promotion principles into their role.

Course Details Dates: Monday 23 – Friday 27 July (5 days), 9.00am – 2.00pm daily

Location: Centre for Aboriginal Studies, Curtin University, Bentley (Room number TBA)

Cost: FREE The value of each course being offered for free is usually $1300. Financial support is available including rural and remote participants for travel and accommodation.

Catering: Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.

Course facilitators: Ms Cheryl Davis, BHSc, MPH, Yuat Baladong Noongar woman, Director of Indigenous Engagement, Faculty of Health Science, Curtin University. Cheryl has more than 20 years of experience working in varied roles in Indigenous health.

Dr Linda Portsmouth, Senior Lecturer, Health Promotion, School of Public Health, Curtin University. Linda has more than 30 years working in health communication, 25 of these as a health promotion practitioner. Linda enjoys working in partnership with Aboriginal health practitioners.

Registrations: To register, please fill out an Expression of Interest (EOI) form and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday 6 July 2018. The EOI will be assessed by a panel of representatives from the AHPA (WA Branch) Committee and course supporters. Places are limited (maximum 25 registrations) so apply ASAP.

Transport: All day parking from $4/day using the CellOPark app. ( For public transport info visit

Please see flyer for further information.