|Start date||21 Aug 2023|
|Dates and Times||21 – 24 Aug
18:30 – 20:30
28 – 31 Aug
18:30 – 20:30
|Cost||Full price - $1,800*
Early bird - $1,600*^
|Commitment||2 hours for 8 evenings over 2 weeks|
|Enrolments close||13 Aug|
In collaboration with the Public Health Advocacy Institute of Australia at Curtin University, the aim of this short course is to share ideas on public health advocacy. Designed to build the skills and confidence of academics, public servants and other public health professionals, this course is for those who strive for improvements in public health through effective advocacy.
In this course you'll delve into using knowledge and evidence to advocate for a cause, policy or idea and, ultimately influence decision makers and public opinions.
Uncover how public health advocates work towards healthier individuals and communities. Share the intent that no one is left behind and that advocacy does not sit in isolation.
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health summarises public health as not just about “Protecting Health, Saving Lives”, but doing so “Millions at a Time” (Johns Hopkins, 2020).
*Students, low-income participants and those whose study is being funded by a small NGO may be eligible for a $600 discount.
To discuss, contact: FoHshortcourses@canberra.edu.au
^Early bird offer is available until 2 July and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
The key role of Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) in developing policy has been fundamental for decades. However, there is a growing need amongst all those involved in policy development and analysis to also understand the implementation process.
Many NGOs of all sizes are keen to have people on board who understand the full policy process from development to analysis and implementation. It is the public health advocacy process that facilitates implementation.
Additionally, the traditional manner in which academics have been regarded has been based on publications and citations. The ability to influence within their area of expertise and translate research into practice, so that research and publications have more practical impact, has highlighted the need for well-developed advocacy skills.
Dr Michael Moore is the former CEO of the Public Health Association of Australia, past President of the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) and current Chair of the WFPHA Global Taskforce on Immunisation as well as a number of other of health networks. A Distinguished Fellow at The George Institute for Global Health and Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra. Michael served four terms as an elected member of the ACT Legislative Assembly from 1989 to 2001 and was Australia’s first independent Minister, appointed as Minister of Health and Community Care. In 2017 he was honoured by being made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).
Dr Aimee Brownbill is a Senior Policy and Research Advisor at the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education. Aimee has a PhD in Medicine (Public Health), a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences (Nutrition and Health Promotion) and Honours Degree in Public Health and has contributed to collaborative applied research projects in the fields of nutrition, alcohol and tobacco control. She has authored peer-reviewed journal articles and presented her research nationally and internationally. She has also authored reports and briefings for government and consults on public health policies in Australia, currently focusing on exploring the integration of policy, research and advocacy to best achieve translational outcomes in public health policy and practice.
Understanding the range of players involved in the policy implementation process including:
Understand the role of the media in public health advocacy including:
Once you’ve finished the Public Health Advocacy short course you will earn a certificate of completion from University of Canberra’s Faculty of Health that you can share on your resume and LinkedIn profile.
If you would like to know more about this short course, please contact us to have all your questions answered.Contact us