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Public Health Association of Australia 2 mins read

The latest preventive health research into fields like vaping and tobacco control, Indigenous health, school canteen food, climate change, and maternal health are on the agenda at Preventive Health Conference which begins in Darwin today.

More than 360 experts will gather at the Darwin Convention Centre for the three-day annual event which is hosted by the peak body Public Health Association of Australia.

Highlights include an oration by Dr Donna Ah Chee, the CEO of the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress on Thursday afternoon. Dr Ah Chee’s lecture is entitled ‘The politics of prevention: Aboriginal community-controlled health services from self-determination to post-Referendum.’

Media are invited to attend in person, or via virtual passes from communications@phaa.net.au.

The program includes plenary sessions on community collaborations, nutrition and physical activity, and preventing the health impacts of climate change.

What: Preventive Health Conference 2024

Who: Public Health Association of Australia

Where: Darwin Convention Centre, 10 Stokes Hill Rd

When: 9am Tuesday 30 April to 5pm Thurs 2 May

 

For further information/comment:

Paris Lord (he/him), PHAA Communications & Media Manager, 0478 587 917, plord@phaa.net.au  

 

 

About the Public Health Association of Australia

We’re Australia's peak body for public health and advocate for the health and wellbeing of everyone. We strive to help prevent, rather than cure, illness and disease.

Our campaigns and activities span numerous public health issues from environmental health, immunisation and pandemic control, through to tobacco, gambling, physical activity, junk food marketing, preventive mental health, health education and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

Our 2,000+ individual members represent over 40 professional groups interested in the promotion of public health. We also have branches in every State and Territory.

Learn more at phaa.net.au


Key Facts:

What: Preventive Health Conference 2024

Who: Public Health Association of Australia

Where: Darwin Convention Centre, 10 Stokes Hill Rd

When: 9am Tuesday 30 April to 5pm Thurs 2 May

 


Contact details:

Paris Lord (he/him), PHAA Communications & Media Manager, 0478 587 917, plord@phaa.net.au  

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