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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;
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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.
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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.

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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,

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17th World Congress on Public Health Rome, Italy May 2-6 2023

Special Exhibitor rate for Universities + abstracts open

Theme: “A World in Turmoil: Opportunities to Focus on the Public’s Health
Date: 2nd – 6th May 2023
Location: Ergife Palace Hotel in Rome, Italy

The World Federation of Public Health (WFPHA), SItI (Italian Society of Hygiene, Preventive Medicine and Public Health) and ASPHER (Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region) are delighted to announce that the 17th World Congress on Public Health will be held May 2nd – 6th 2023 in Rome,

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Registration Open – Collecting the evidence & impact of your teaching seminar

Collecting the evidence & impact of your teaching seminar:
1pm – 3pm AEST September 6 2022

The Early Careers Academic Subcommittee (ECAPS) are proud to present the third of four professional development seminars. This webinar builds on the first two, and connects the dots between engagement, assessment and feedback strategies and how to demonstrate teaching impact.

Overview

Purpose: To showcase practical strategies used by more experienced educators to measure the impact of their teaching.

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Impact of the use of the Red Lotus Critical Health Promotion Model as a pedagogical framework on health promotion graduates’ professional practice: A mixed methods study

Impact of the use of the Red Lotus Critical Health Promotion Model as a pedagogical framework on health promotion graduates’ professional practice: A mixed methods study

O’Hara, L & Taylor, J. Health Promot J Austr. 2022; Online; doi:
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/hpja.642

Training health promotion graduates involves developing health promotion specific competencies, including knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for professional health promotion practice.1

The Red Lotus Critical Health Promotion Model (RLCHPM) is designed to support critical health promotion practice,

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Prevalence and characteristics of advocacy curricula in Australian public health degrees

Prevalence and characteristics of advocacy curricula in Australian public health degrees

Bhatti AJ, Lin S, Post D, Baldock K, Dawes N. Health Promot J Austr. 2022; Online; doi: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/hpja.634

Public health graduates are expected to have knowledge and skills in advocacy, with Australian and international competency frameworks indicating advocacy curriculum should be included in all degrees1-3. Despite this, knowledge of the extent to which students are taught public health advocacy is limited.

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CAPHIA Competencies Review Curricula Implications

Mapping competency frameworks: implications for public health curricula design

Coombe L, Severinsen C, Robinson P.  Aust NZ J Public Health. 2022; Online; doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.13253

We undertook a global analysis of public health competency sets (Coombe, et al. 2020), mapped against the Global Charter for the Public’s Health (Lomazzi, 2016) , which is endorsed by the WHO. The Global Charter is a key document which sets out the services and functions of public health.

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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,

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