Final Position Statement: Educating the Public Health Workforce

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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”
Background

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,

WHO National Public Health Workforce Capacity Roadmap

Public Health Workforce Capacity Roadmap and Action Plan

In early 2022 the World Health Organization (WHO) released the publication, “National workforce capacity to implement the essential public health functions including a focus on emergency preparedness and response: Roadmap for aligning WHO and partner contributions” [1]. This workforce roadmap builds upon a number of declarations and resolutions2 as well as joint efforts of leading public health and emergency response experts,

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Background

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed gaps in “the size, training, structure and credentialing of the public health workforce”. It is essential that the Public Health workforce is skilled and qualified to perform current and future roles needed to protect the health of Australasian populations and communities.

CAPHIA advocated for further investment in the public health workforce pipeline via:

    1. Dedicated Australian Commonwealth Support Placements and additional funded placements across Australasia;