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.


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,


CAPHIA Board Director Election 2022 – Vote Now!

CAPHIA Board of Directors Election 2022: Voting now open

The Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australasia (CAPHIA) received four (4) nominations for three (3) Board Directors to be elected by Members. We are now inviting Full CAPHIA Members to cast their votes. 

Voting Rules.

  1. All current financial Full Member institutions of CAPHIA are eligible to vote for those nominated for the CAPHIA Board of Directors
  2. The Head of School,

This is Public Health Grants Program applications now open

This Is Public Health (TIPH) Grant Program
Applications Close 3:59 pm Saturday 10 December AEDT

Get your local time here.

This one-year grant program will provide twenty (20) awards of up to US $5,000 to academic public health institutions to develop TIPH Global campaigns that increase the visibility of public health in a region outside of the United States.

Academic public health institutions of the Global Network for Public Health are invited to submit applications the second cohort of the TIPH Global Grant Program. 


Public Health Course Directory now available

Where can I study public health?

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;

CAPHIA Board Vacancies – Calling for Nominations

CAPHIA Board Vacancies – Elected Directors

The Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australasia (CAPHIA) is seeking nominations for three (3) Board Directors to be elected by Members. We are inviting Full Members to nominate candidates for these roles.

Nominations for Elected Director candidates must:

  • Include all required information requested into this form; and
  • Be lodged by 10am Monday 24th October 2022.

Annual General Meeting & Head of Schools Summit November 15 2022

Registration for the 2022 CAPHIA AGM and Heads of Schools Summit is now open

This year’s virtual (online) Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Heads of School Summit will take place on November 15th, 2022 from 10am – 2:45pm AEDT. Find your local time.
Agenda items include:

  1. AGM
  2. 2021-2024 Strategic Plan midway review & activity planning
  3. 2022-2024 Advocacy in Action Plan workshop
  4. CAPHIA Awards Announcement

Each member institution may elect to bring up to 3 staff to inform Strategic Planning for the upcoming period.


Engage, understand, listen and act: evaluation of Community Panels to privilege First Nations voices in pandemic planning and response in Australia

Engage, understand, listen and act: evaluation of Community Panels to privilege First Nations voices in pandemic planning and response in Australia

Crooks, K, Taylor, C, Law, H, Campbell, & Miller A. BMJ Global Health; Online: doi:10.1136/bmjgh-2022-009114: https://gh.bmj.com/content/bmjgh/7/8/e009114.full.pdf

First Nations Peoples of Australia have not been included in the development nor prioritised in pre-2009 pandemic plans despite being a priority population in Australian health policy.  Marginalised groups experience amplified barriers and systemic disadvantage in emergencies1,