Navigation:   About     FAQs     Partners

To make the Hackathon possible, we are calling on values-aligned organisations to support this innovative event.

While CAPHIA makes a big impact in the public health community, we are a small charity and do not receive government funding. CAPHIA’s mission is to advance public health education, research and workforce development. The Public Health Hackathon is an exciting new mechanism to bring together current and future leaders from across multiple sectors and countries to innovatively solve public health problems.

See our Hackathon Partner Prospectus to find out how your organisation can support this unique event.

Hackathon Partners

CAPHIA are pleased to partner with the following organisations to deliver the inaugural Public Health Hackathon. Want to become a sponsor? Get in touch with us via

The School of Public Health, University of Queensland

UQ’s School of Public Health is committed to improving the health and well-being of populations in a changing and inequitable world.

Ranked 39th in the world for Public Health (2023 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects), we are internationally recognised for our impactful research and world class teaching programs across public health, biostatistics, and epidemiology.

A comprehensive research program paired with links to global organisations including the World Health Organization ensure our students graduate with the knowledge and networks they need to make an impact.

Find out more. 

UQ Ventures

UQ Ventures is part of the University of Queensland (UQ). Through UQ Ventures, UQ supports university students, high school students, industry leaders and government experts to create a lasting impact, offering proven entrepreneurship and innovation programs, design jams and premium professional development opportunities. With over thirty thousand participants since 2018, UQ Ventures has had tremendous reach to all parts of the university community and the extended QLD community.

The UQ Ventures team includes industry experts and experienced facilitators who guide students through practical, hands-on workshops tailored to their needs. Workshop outcomes go beyond business and startup ecosystems and focus on building entrepreneurial skills, needed to help drive innovation across diverse industries and sectors.

Find out more.

Challenge DV

At Challenge DV, our vision is to create a world without domestic and family violence. We have been partnering with Australian businesses since 2001 to educate, advocate and empower people to end domestic and family violence. We do this through market-leading workplace programs, impactful strategic partnerships and powerful events and advocacy that unite a community no longer able to accept abuse or violence of any form.

Our workplace programs empower businesses to be part of the solution by educating managers and staff to recognise the signs of domestic and family violence and respond appropriately. Our programs are tailored to meet our customers’ unique needs and are offered flexibly, with face-to-face, virtual or eLearning training solutions as required. Through our strategic partnerships, we connect people and workplaces across government, businesses, charities, frontline services and the community to create change and raise awareness for domestic and family violence prevention. We raise funds through events, such as the Darkness to Daylight challenge, and activities that we reinvest into research and prevention programs that make an impact to workplaces and communities across Australia.

Find out more. 

Health and Wellbeing Queensland

Health and Wellbeing Queensland is the state’s dedicated public health agency, working to drive generational change that improves the health and wellbeing futures of Queenslanders, especially our kids.

Our initial focus is obesity prevention and the reduction of chronic disease, through nutrition, physical activity and wellbeing, and reducing health inequity.

To do this we work across government, health environments, the private sector and communities to partner, create, develop and amplify policy and programs that achieve real and measurable improvements, so all Queenslanders have the best chance to live a healthier life, no matter who they are, or where they live.

Find out more.