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Public Health Advocacy Short Course

This skills-based and interactive online course will enable participants to gain a comprehensive understanding of advocacy concepts, frameworks and core skills, how advocacy can value add and a systematic process of planning advocacy. 

All participants will walk away from the short course with a completed advocacy framework, together with the knowledge, skills and connections on how to make it a reality. Participants will have access to highly experienced keynote presenters and hear a range of advocacy case studies to enhance their learning through the week. 

The course is designed for practitioners, researchers and policy actors who do not have an existing specialism in the advocacy field but may have a responsibility or interest in the integration of advocacy into planning, projects and policy. 

This is an online course that includes live webinar sessions, on-demand video and digital content and facilitated group activities. Participation requires a commitment to the following times:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (Short Course)
    8.00-15.00 WA | 10.30-16.30 NT/SA | 10.00-17.00 QLD |
    11.00-18.00 ACT/NSW/TAS/VIC
  • Thursday (Parliamentary Inquiries Pre-Workshop)
    9.00-15.00 WA | 11.30-16.30 NT/SA | 11.00-17.00 QLD |
    12.00-18.00 ACT/NSW/TAS/VIC
  • Friday (Public Health Advocacy Symposium)
    8.00-16.00 WA | 10.30-18.30 NT/SA | 10.00-18.00 QLD |
    11.00-19.00 ACT/NSW/TAS/VIC

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of what public health advocacy is
  • Demonstrate an understanding of when public health advocacy can assist to improve health & wellbeing
  • Reflect on personal attributes needed to be a good advocate or coalition member
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the different advocacy strategies
  • Demonstrate how an advocacy program can be planned using the PHAI advocacy framework

Successful completion of this Public Health Advocacy Short Course and associated assessment may be considered for recognition of prior learning equivalent to one unit in the Curtin University Master of Public Health or Graduate Diploma in Public Health.

Registered Health Promotion Practitioners may claim this course for continuing professional development (CPD) activities.

This course is delivered by the Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI), an independent public health voice based within Curtin University in Western Australia. PHAI aims to influence, build, promote, and support advocacy for public health priorities through innovation in education, applied research, engagement, and practice. PHAI’s suite of capacity building activities includes tools, resources and skills-based professional development for organisations and individuals to improve their ability to achieve effective health promotion and public health advocacy. For more information on PHAI: www.phaiwa.org.au

Supported by Healthway.

            

 

Discounted registrations available:

  • 10% discount ($801) available for members/staff of: Aboriginal Health Council of WA, Australian Health Promotion Association, Australian Medical Association, Cancer Council, Diabetes Australia, Dietitians Australia, Environmental Health Association, Healthway, Heart Foundation, Australian Drug Foundation, Injury Matters, Public Health Association of Australia, Telethon Kids Institute, WA Council of Social Services.
  • PhD Student Discount – 2 for 1: PhD Student and Supervisor in a School of Public/Population Health

Please click the links below to see what’s included on each of the days;

PRESENTER(S)
Adjunct Professor Terry Slevin
Adjunct Professor Terry Slevin
CEO
Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA)
Aram Hosie
Aram Hosie
Head of Strategic Communications
Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission
Associate Professor Christina Pollard
Associate Professor Christina Pollard
Director
Public Health Advocacy Institute
Associate Professor Katie Atwell
Associate Professor Katie Atwell
Research Fellow
Collaboration on Social Science on Immunisation, The University of Western Australia
Associate Professor Melissa Stoneham
Associate Professor Melissa Stoneham
Research Fellow
Public Health Advocacy Institute
Barry McGuire
Barry McGuire
Red Spear
Dr Elizabeth Connor
Dr Elizabeth Connor
President
Public Health Association of Australia (WA Branch)
Dr Jane Barratt
Dr Jane Barratt
Secretary General
International Federation on Ageing
Dr Jonathan Hallett
Dr Jonathan Hallett
Senior Lecturer
Curtin School of Population Health
Dr Michael Moore AM
Dr Michael Moore AM
Distinguished Fellow
The George Institute for Global Health
Dr Sandro Demaio
Dr Sandro Demaio
CEO
VicHealth
Dr Tessa Boyd-Caine
Dr Tessa Boyd-Caine
CEO
Health Justice Australia
Dr Tom Calma AO
Dr Tom Calma AO
Chancellor
University of Canberra
Elizabeth Chester
Elizabeth Chester
Director of External Affairs
Telethon Kids Institute
Gary Humphries AO
Janine Freeman
Linda Savage
Malcolm Baalman
Malcolm Baalman
Senior Policy and Advocacy Adviser
Public Health Association of Australia
Melinda Edmunds
Melinda Edmunds
Vice-President
Australian Health Promotion Association
Professor Catherine Bennett
Professor Catherine Bennett
Chair in Epidemiology
School of Health & Social Development, Deakin University
Professor Kristine Macartney
Professor Kristine Macartney
Director
National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance, University of Sydney
Professor Mike Daube AO
Professor Mike Daube AO
Faculty of Health Sciences at Curtin University
Professor Simon Chapman AO
Professor Simon Chapman AO
Emeritus Professor in Public Health at the University of Sydney
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