Terry Slevin This year has been indelibly marked by the public health crisis of COVID, and the public has had … More
With the arrival of spring, millions of Australians will experience the familiar sneezing, runny eyes and itchy throat associated with hay fever. As was experienced when COVID-19 took hold earlier this year in the Northern Hemisphere, with warming weather and higher pollen counts there’s a growing concern that the symptoms of coronavirus may be confused with hay fever.
Joel Negin A strong, effective public health workforce has been critical to Australia’s successes in preventing the worst of COVID-19. … More
Increasingly, young women have become a higher risk group due to a combination of factors. A new study just released in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health aims to fill the gap from previous research, and in particular the alcohol related harm that may increase from ‘pre-loading’ and heavy episodic drinking (HED) amongst young Australian women.
Peter Tait Two things happened in late July that makes me worry for the future of the public’s health in … More
Terry Slevin Significant gaps in the size, training, structure and credentialing of the public health workforce have been exposed as a … More
Anna Nicholson and Bronwyn Carter Victorians have faced another rough week. For many in public health, our early optimism … More
Dr Fiona Robards, Co-Convenor Mental Health Special Interest Group, PHAA Climate change presents an existential threat. It is almost unbelievable … More
Louisa Gordon Six months into the COVID-19 crisis and Australia is faring well on a global scale. Contributing factors … More
Terry Slevin, PHAA CEO On 25 January 2020, Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, made a public announcement that Australia had … More
As many Australians are emerging from lockdown and returning to workplaces, sporting activities and social meeting places, there’s a distinct nervousness and unease about how we greet our friends and colleagues after such a long time apart. For most people, the traditional hug and kiss are certainly off-limits until further notice. Many months of public health warnings and 20-plus hand washes a day, together with the rigorous use of hand sanitizer, has put the humble handshake onto the back-burner, at least for the time being.
We remain in the midst of the world’s worst health crisis in a century. Millions of cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed around the world and hundreds of thousands of deaths have ensued. So, who should we blame? Well, I think a more important question is, where does blame get us?