The second edition of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Public Health Curriculum Framework document is now available.
Following extensive consultation with Heads of Schools, the Executive Committee ratified the five year strategic plan for the organisation.
The second edition of the Foundation Competencies for Public Health Graduates is now available.
CAPHIA presented its annual awards.
CAPHIA’s policy asks for the 2016 Federal Election focus on research and teaching.
These messages about public health and its value can be used by members in a variety of contexts.
Didier Wernli, Marcel Tanner, Ilona Kickbusch, Gérard Escher, Fred Paccaud, Antoine Flahault
J Glob Health. 2016 Jun; 6(1): 010409. Published online: 20 February 2016
Global health has attracted growing attention from academic institutions. Its emergence corresponds to the increasing interdependence that characterizes our time and provides a new worldview to address health challenges globally. There is still a large potential to better delineate the limits of the field, drawing on a wide perspective across sciences and geographical areas. As an implementation and integration science, academic global health aims primarily to respond to societal needs through research, education, and practice. From five academic institutions closely engaged with international Geneva, we propose here a definition of global health based on six core principles:
- cross–border/multilevel approach,
- systems thinking,
- sustainability, and
- human rights/equity.
This definition aims to reduce the century–old divide between medicine and public health while extending our perspective to other highly relevant fields. Overall, this article provides an intellectual framework to improve health for all in our contemporary world with implications for academic institutions and science policy.
CREATING A SUSTAINABLE HEALTH PROMOTION WORKFORCE, AHPA 2012
The Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA) recently commissioned a body of work, the first element of which is this discussion paper, to evaluate whether the current structure of the health promotion industry in Australia is adequate to support the growth and development of the industry into the future. This paper explores all of the regulatory and non-regulatory options available, provides an environmental scan of the health industry market, summarises the views from stakeholders, and proposes a way forward to achieve the objectives of the industry.
The paper was presented at the CAPHIA Teaching & Learning Forum, 13-14 Sept 2012, Adelaide, and discussed as part of a session on Public Health Course Accreditation and Practitioner Registration.
ONEMDA VICHEALTH KOORI HEALTH UNIT NATIONAL INDIGENOUS PUBLIC HEALTH CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK
This document provides insight into Indigenous Public Health Curriculum development. A new edition is expected in the first half of 2017.
RESEARCHING INDIGENOUS HEALTH: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR RESEARCHERS
This guide, launched in July 2011, has been developed in response to a need identified by the Lowitja Institute for resources and advice about how to conduct best practice health research in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. For an overview of the contents of the publication, please check the website at http://www.lowitja.org.au/resources-researchers
AUSTRALIA THE HEALTHIEST COUNTRY BY 2020, GOVT RESPONSE MAY 2010
Taking Preventative Action – A Response
This Report in May 2010 by the National Preventative Health Taskforce, which was commissioned by the Government May 2010, outlines an Implementation Timeline of Preventative Health Activities in 2011-2013.
BUILDING PH WORKFORCE CAPACITY IN AUSTRALIA
Case studies of Academic Public Health Education and Workforce Preparation. This monograph examines three contemporary issues dealing with the nexus between education, workforce and policy
COMPETENCIES FOR MPH GRADUATES IN AUSTRALIA 2009
Foundation Competencies for Master of Public Health Graduates in Australia. Australian Network of Academic Public Health Institutions (ANAPHI). September 2009. This document describes the baseline set of competencies expected of a graduate from a Master of Public Health (MPH) program in Australia. It is offered as a guide to academic teaching programs for MPH program curriculum development.
CORE PH COMPETENCIES PH FOUNDATION Washington DC 2010
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals. Public Health Foundation. Washington DC. May 2010. This report describes a set of skills desirable for the broad practice of public health. They reflect the characteristics that staff of public health organizations may want to possess as they work to protect and promote health in the community. The Core Competencies are designed to serve as a starting point for academic and practice organizations to understand, assess, and meet education, training and workforce needs.
LEARNING AND TEACHING ACADEMIC STANDARDS STATEMENT FOR HEALTH, MEDICINE, VET SCIENCE, ALTC Dec 2010
A report on Threshold Learning Outcomes for the range of healthcare disciplines at professional entry-level, following sector wide consultation.
NHMRC RESPONSE TO PH RESEARCH FUNDING IN AUSTRALIA 2009
In this response to the Review by the Public Health Research Advisory Committee chaired by Professor Don Nutbeam in December 2008, the NHMRC accepted all but one of the 14 Recommendations from the Advisory Committee.
Both full membership and affiliated membership is available. Full Membership is open to schools and disciplines of public health in tertiary academic institutions that offer programs, research and community service activity in public health throughout Australia.
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