Associate Professor Muhammad Aziz Rahman has recently joined the PHAA Board as a co-convenor of the Health Promotion SIG. Currently … More
Anna Alex – PHAA intern The world is witnessing an era of accelerated and interlinked environmental, technological, economic and societal … More
Jeremy Lasek – PHAA Three decades after the landmark Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, a leading expert on … More
Dr Michelle I Jongenelis, Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director, Melbourne Centre for Behaviour Change In case you were worried about … More
Jeremy Lasek – PHAA More action at a local level. More partnerships. More targeted funding. Greater research. And real targets … More
Jeremy Lasek – PHAA For the first time in nearly two years the world’s attention is about to switch from … More
Jeremy Lasek – PHAA Background With the days lengthening, the weather and water warming, and COVID-19 restrictions lifting, many of … More
Dr Michelle I Jongenelis – Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director, Melbourne Centre for Behaviour Change I write this piece … More
Dr Priscilla Robinson The Code COVID19 International Update is a weekly snapshot of the COVID-19 pandemic, assessing efforts by nations … More
Jeremy Lasek – PHAA John Safran has made a career out of probing society’s fringes for satire. Now the perpetual … More
Jeremy Lasek – PHAA The PHAA’s Australian Public Health Conference 2021, while virtual in nature due to COVID, is being … More
Charles Guest, Honorary Professor, School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne “The government has had 18 months to … More
Jeremy Lasek, PHAA Our recent request for your stories to capture the essence of a career in public health has … More
Jeremy Lasek – PHAA The Australian Public Health Conference 2021 starts this Thurday 23 September, and features a stellar … More
Patrick Harris, UNSW and PHAA NSW Branch President Aryati Yashadhana, UNSW, and Evelyne de Leeuw, UNSW Until COVID-19, few people knew … More
Jeremy Lasek – PHAA Australia’s experiencing a range of chronic disease challenges including tobacco use, obesity, and unhealthy foods. … More
Jeremy Lasek – PHAA Introduction Since the pandemic began more than 20 months ago, Australia’s public health workforce has experienced … More
Angela Dawson – PHAA member and Melanie Parker – PHAA intern Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a traditional practice that … More
Melanie Parker – PHAA Intern The global COVID-19 pandemic has overshadowed much of the other work public health professionals … More
Public Health Association of Australia While the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated our lives and public health efforts over the past … More
The COVID-19 pandemic – the worst global public health emergency in a century – has changed the way we live. … More
Chief Health Officers back calls for a more sustainable public health workforce Before the arrival of COVID-19, Australia’s Chief Health … More
It is said that democracy is a frail flower in need of constant nurturing. Having decried our slip toward fascism (in Croakey and the Public Health Association of Australia blog) I thought it useful to think about actions the public health movement might take to stand up for democracy.
Two hugely important public health objectives – Black Lives Matter and COVID-19 have been framed as competing imperatives. They are not. The Black Lives Matter movement in Australia seeks to highlight the deplorable circumstances of disadvantage and discrimination experienced by Australia’s First people.
The fires, floods and COVID-19 pandemic have shown the fragility of industrial civilisation and the strength and resilience of people and community.
Q fever is an important human disease that is transmitted from animals. Most cases in Australia occur after exposure to farm animals, especially cattle, sheep, and goats. A recent increase in human Q fever cases in northern NSW in people without direct farm animal exposures raised concerns about alternative routes of infection, including from companion animals.
The Coronavirus pandemic draws our attention to the importance of public health in maintaining global human health