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The Public Health Association of Australia provides forums for the discussion of public health in Australia and a voice that advocates for better public health research, policies, programs and funding. This is the voice of a wide variety of professional public health workers.
Via the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health the PHAA provides Australia’s basic public health infrastructure that links those undertaking research in public health and those undertaking policy and program development and implementation.
Via our conferences, we bring together those seeking to debate scientific evidence, policy and program evaluation and options for the further and better development of public health in Australia.
The policy statements that are developed within PHAA are provided to the public to help educate Australians about the scientific evidence and policy options around public health. They are also the primary resource for our advocacy efforts, efforts that underlie bringing policy alternatives to the attention of governments and bureaucrats.
PHAA serves the betterment of public health in Australia and as such is an important element in the Australia health system.
The Public Health Association of Australia is an organisation dedicated to the promotion of public health. Membership is open to any person who is supportive of the objectives of the association being: