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