CAPHIA Competencies Review – Report now available

Review of the Australasian Public Health Competencies
Scope of the Review

The Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australasia (CAPHIA) is the peak organisation currently representing tertiary teaching institutions and other education providers throughout Australasia, Papua New Guinea and Fiji. CAPHIA seeks to maintain and protect high public health academic standards.

Local public health competencies are built in part around the 2016 Foundation Competencies for Public Health Graduates in Australia,

The Global Network for Academic Public Health (GNAPH) endorses the ASPHER Statement on the war against Ukraine

The Global Network for Academic Public Health (GNAPH) endorses the ASPHER statement on the war against Ukraine. We strongly agree with their condemnation of the military action against Ukraine, and express our concern about the impact of the war on the health and wellbeing of the Ukrainian people and all those affected. We call for an end to this war, which infringes upon the public health profession’s deeply held principles of human rights and social justice.

CAPHIA Teaching and Learning Forum keynote speaker: Dr Melissa Russell

CAPHIA is pleased to introduce Dr Melissa Russell, who will be delivering a keynote presentation at the CAPHIA Teaching and Learning Forum. The topic of Dr Russell’s presentation is ‘University student well-being – the latest evidence from Australia and overseas’.

Dr Melissa Russell is a Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology, Course Coordinator for the Master of Public Health and the Head of the Centre of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Teaching Unit at the Centre of Epidemiology and Biostatistics,

CAPHIA Teaching and Learning Forum keynote speaker: Professor Penny Jane Burke

CAPHIA is pleased to introduce Professor Penny Jane Burke, who will be one of our keynote speakers for the CAPHIA Teaching and Learning Forum on 9-10 July.  The topic of Professor Burke’s address is ‘Changing Pedagogical Spaces: Diversity, Inequalities and Formations of Difference’.

Professor Penny Jane Burke is Global Innovation Chair of Equity and Director of the Centre of Excellence in Equity in Higher Education at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Passionately dedicated to developing methodological,

New research into employment in public health

CAPHIA top-up PhD scholarship recipient, Rory Watts, is researching employment outcomes for public health graduates and the employment market for public health positions in Australasia. The first article from his doctoral research, “Public health job advertisements in Australia and New Zealand: a changing landscape”, has now been published in ANZJPH and is available here.

New CAPHIA Facebook page

CAPHIA now has a Facebook page!

The CAPHIA Facebook page provides up to date, accurate information for contemporary public health issues and education relevant to our community. We would love it if you could ‘like’ the page and send it to your friends too.

Statement on Foundation for a Smoke Free World

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Statement on Foundation for a Smoke Free World

The Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australasia (CAPHIA), the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA), and the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) note with concern the announcement that Philip Morris International plans to contribute nearly $1 billion to a not-for-profit organisation known as Foundation for a Smoke Free World.

We will not accept any kind of funding or support from Foundation for a Smoke Free World,

CAPHIA contributes to Labor Health Summit

The CAPHIA Executive Director, Dr Devin Bowles, was one of approximately 150 participants at the ALP’s Health Summit at Parliament House on 3 March 2017. The ALP had 20-25 MPs in attendance, so it was a really good opportunity to influence thinking about health outside of the shadow health portfolio.

As the Summit concluded, Devin was interviewed about his thoughts on the day by Croakey.