A Year in Review: Highlights of 2021-2022

CAPHIA’s administration follows the Australian financial year. The last year was a significant time for CAPHIA, with the adoption of the new Constitution in March 2022 and subsequent shift in governance structure. This change allowed for the contemporisation of our governance approach, including the formation of the CAPHIA Board of Directors.

Along with this change came a number of achievements toward the implementation of our 2021-2024 Strategic Plan. This includes considerable work supporting the strategic pillars through action in our role as advocates for the advancement of academic public health across educational,

CAPHIA Governance: Board Election Results

Change of Office Bearers

As part of the adoption of the Constitution in May 2022, a change in office bearers was called for in the meeting of the Board of Directors of 8 December 2022. The new governance structure required the four members of the initial Board to retire, with three elected directors to be subsequently appointed. The remaining elected directors will retire for the 2023 Annual General Meeting.

Nominations for the roles of Chair and Deputy Chair were taken in the Board meeting.

Final Position Statement: Educating the Public Health Workforce

Available Now

The Position Statement: Educating the Public Health Workforce was developed to formalise the guiding principles underlying the work of the Advocacy in Action Consultation Group and subgroups. The document was developed through an in-depth collaborative process and integrates ideas and discussion points from public health academics across member institutions, including Heads of School, CAPHIA representatives, governance groups and members. Following a call for review by Heads of School and CAPHIA representatives, the draft Position Statement was revised and presented to the Board for the final stage of review,

Final Written Submission in Response to Role and Functions of an Australian CDC

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On 9 December, CAPHIA submitted the final written response to the Australian Government discussion paper, Role and Functions of an Australian Centre for Disease Control. The submission focused on our core expertise of academic public health with recommendations centring on the development of a world class workforce, facilitating rapid response to health threats and supporting leadership on preventive health.

The final submission integrates feedback from the Advocacy in Action Consultation Group with discussion points,

Recording Available: ECAPS Professional Development Seminar 4

The final seminar in the four-part Professional Development series was held on 6 December 2022. Five presentations by experienced and early career academics examined key considerations in applying for promotion at the early career stage and beyond and preparing to enter academia as an HDR student. Topics include how to know when to apply for promotion, choosing and presenting the best evidence for your application, lessons from unsuccessful applications, perspectives from the point of view of a promotion panel,

Australian CDC Written Submission Rapid Member Consultation

Member institutions are invited to provide feedback on CAPHIA’s response to “Role and Functions of an Australian Centre for Disease Control”

The Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care is establishing an Australian Centre for Disease Control (CDC) to improve Australia’s ongoing response to current and emerging public health emergencies. Role and Functions of an Australian Centre for Disease Control is a discussion paper with a purpose to guide development of the purpose,

Position Statement: Educating the Public Health Workforce

The Advocacy in Action Consultation Group have developed a Draft Position Statement: Educating the Public Health Workforce. The principles and statement articulate:

  1. The scope of public health and the diversity of public health professionals
  2. CAPHIA’s role in public health education across Australasia
  3. Considerations when developing public health education
  4. The connection between education and the public health workforce
  5. The reasoning for high quality,

2022 CAPHIA Award Winners Announced

CAPHIA 2022 Award Winners Announced!

We we excited to announce the 2022 CAPHIA Award Winners at the 2022 AGM and Heads of Schools Summit. Congratulations to the all the incredible individuals and teams who exemplify excellence in public health education across Australasia. Thank you also to the brilliant nominees, the competition was high and we strongly encourage you to submit again.

CAHIA Award Winners 2022

  • Teaching Excellence – Individual – A/Prof Stephanie Topp James Cook University
  • Teaching Excellence –

WHO Public Health Workforce Roadmap: opportunities to get involved

WHO Public Health Workforce Roadmap and Action Plan

The WHO Steering Group guiding the Roadmap and Action Plan are inviting public health experts and public health academics from CAPHIA member institutions achieve its targets. Workstream 2 of the WHO collaborative involves development of a Competency and Outcomes Framework for education and training. The scope of the framework recommended by the October Steering Committee meeting includes health promotion, surveillance, programme planning and evaluation, emergencies, epidemiology, data and leadership.