Jeremy Lasek – PHAA For the first time in nearly two years the world’s attention is about to switch from … More
Tag: Public Health
Ageing population, climate change create new drowning risks: study
Jeremy Lasek – PHAA Background With the days lengthening, the weather and water warming, and COVID-19 restrictions lifting, many of … More
Freedom from lockdown but shackled to alcohol: How Australia’s glorification of alcohol is damaging to public health
Dr Michelle I Jongenelis – Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director, Melbourne Centre for Behaviour Change I write this piece … More
The Code COVID19 International Update – 14 October 2021
Dr Priscilla Robinson The Code COVID19 International Update is a weekly snapshot of the COVID-19 pandemic, assessing efforts by nations … More
This ain’t no ‘puff piece’: John Safran takes aim at Philip Morris and doesn’t miss
Jeremy Lasek – PHAA John Safran has made a career out of probing society’s fringes for satire. Now the perpetual … More
Pandemic lessons learnt, legacies, and the need for greater investment
Jeremy Lasek – PHAA The PHAA’s Australian Public Health Conference 2021, while virtual in nature due to COVID, is being … More
Worldwide workforce problems & national professional constraints
Charles Guest, Honorary Professor, School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne “The government has had 18 months to … More
A rare COVID silver lining – Lauren Richardson on meeting ‘her people’ in VIC Department of Health
Jeremy Lasek, PHAA Our recent request for your stories to capture the essence of a career in public health has … More
Drugs, advocacy, and understanding public health’s ‘new frontier’: it’s conference week
Jeremy Lasek – PHAA The Australian Public Health Conference 2021 starts this Thurday 23 September, and features a stellar … More
Chief health officers are in the spotlight like never before. Here’s what goes on behind the scenes
Patrick Harris, UNSW and PHAA NSW Branch President Aryati Yashadhana, UNSW, and Evelyne de Leeuw, UNSW Until COVID-19, few people knew … More
Australian Public Health Conference just 2 weeks away
Jeremy Lasek – PHAA Australia’s experiencing a range of chronic disease challenges including tobacco use, obesity, and unhealthy foods. … More
Our public health workforce – Meet the Healthy Cities Illawarra (NSW) team
Jeremy Lasek – PHAA Introduction Since the pandemic began more than 20 months ago, Australia’s public health workforce has experienced … More
FGM: A human rights violation that affects Australian women
Angela Dawson – PHAA member and Melanie Parker – PHAA intern Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a traditional practice that … More
A Q&A with a WHO expert on Defeating Meningitis
Melanie Parker – PHAA Intern The global COVID-19 pandemic has overshadowed much of the other work public health professionals … More
The worrying impact of COVID on cancer screening and detection
Public Health Association of Australia While the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated our lives and public health efforts over the past … More
Immunisation in the COVID pandemic era – conference to dissect our biggest global challenge
The COVID-19 pandemic – the worst global public health emergency in a century – has changed the way we live. … More
Chief Health Officers Forum – Preventive Health Conference 2021
Chief Health Officers back calls for a more sustainable public health workforce Before the arrival of COVID-19, Australia’s Chief Health … More
Standing against the slide to fascism: what can public health do now?
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.
Black Lives Matter protests should proceed – safely
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.
“As Australia slips toward fascism, where does the public health community stand?”
The fires, floods and COVID-19 pandemic have shown the fragility of industrial civilisation and the strength and resilience of people and community.
Do companion animals spread Q fever?
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 public health discipline after Covid-19
The Coronavirus pandemic draws our attention to the importance of public health in maintaining global human health