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 |
Thursday (Parliamentary Inquiries Pre-Workshop)
9.00-15.00 WA | 11.30-16.30 NT/SA | 11.00-17.00 QLD |
Friday (Public Health Advocacy Symposium)
8.00-16.00 WA | 10.30-18.30 NT/SA | 10.00-18.00 QLD |
- 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)
Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA)
Head of Strategic Communications
Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission
Public Health Advocacy Institute
Collaboration on Social Science on Immunisation, The University of Western Australia
Public Health Advocacy Institute
Public Health Association of Australia (WA Branch)
International Federation on Ageing
Curtin School of Population Health
The George Institute for Global Health
Health Justice Australia
Director of External Affairs
Telethon Kids Institute
Senior Policy and Advocacy Adviser
Public Health Association of Australia
Australian Health Promotion Association
Chair in Epidemiology
School of Health & Social Development, Deakin University
National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance, University of Sydney
Faculty of Health Sciences at Curtin University
Emeritus Professor in Public Health at the University of Sydney
University of Canberra