Over 80 Local Government representatives across WA attended the 2017 Children’s Environment and Health Local Government awards on Friday 8th December to celebrate the awarding of the category award winners and commendation certificates. A total of 14 category winners and 15 commendable awards were presented by WALGA deputy President Mayor Tracey Roberts and Commissioner for Children and Young People, Colin Pettit. Ebony, Jorden and Tiffany from the City of Kwinana, spoke proudly of their involvement with the Youth Advisory Council, how they feel their views are valued and how they have contributed positively to their community. The Shire of Collie
The PHAIWA office will be closed from Thursday 21 December and re-opening Wednesday 3 January. The PHAIWA team wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Matthew Pavlich will be joining the sports sponsorship panel at the Advocacy Short Course. Matthew will join Michael Thorn (CEO of FARE), Jane Martin (CEO Obesity Coalition), Gary Walton (Ex CEO of WA Football Commission) and Christina Matthews (CEO WACA) to discuss the complex area of sports sponsorship. The panel titled “We don’t want alcohol sponsorship but…” will be one of the many features of the Advocacy Short Course which will be held during the week of 12-16 March 2018. If you are interested in attending please click here. *Subject to change
The very effective and collegial partnership between the Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA, Nirrumbuk Aboriginal Corporation & the Environmental Health Directorate (WA Department of Health) has been awarded the PHAA(WA) Community Award for the “Getting Your Messages Out to Remote Communities” Program. Getting Your Messages Out to Remote Communities was a series of workshops targeting Aboriginal Environmental Health Workers (AEHWs) in Western Australia. It aimed to transfer a range of skills and strategies needed to deliver environmental and public health messages to community members and organisations in some of Australia’s most remote communities. The program was a joint initiative
We were privileged to be able to attend the 6th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation, co-hosted by the Lowitja Institute and NHMRC in Brisbane in November. Under the theme “The Butterfly Effect: Translating Knowledge into Action for Positive Change”, the Symposium presented an outstanding opportunity to focus on action needed to improve the health and wellbeing of Australia’s First Peoples through effective translation of health, wellbeing and medical research into policy and practice. It also enabled a forum to share knowledge of what successful research looks like at a community level and what the key elements of success are.
Roebourne-based Ngarluma filmmaker Tyson Mowarin has been nominated for a 2018 West Australian of the Year Award. Tyson Mowarin wrote a story for the Mid-West Pilbara edition of the WA Indigenous Storybook about the Welcome to Country App. he designed that he was getting ready to launch. Read his story here: Welcome to Country Smartphone App. Read the article about the nomination here.
In her latest blog Dr Melissa Stoneham explores an article published in The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health which focuses on a community initiative to overcome FASD in the Fitzroy Valley, Western Australia. Read the blog here: The Marulu Strategy – A Story of Dedication, Passion and Commitment.
Young women pregnant women or those planning a pregnancy need your help – now! On the 24 November the Australian and New Zealand Ministers with responsibility for food regulation, known as the Forum on Food Regulation (the Forum), will be considering alcohol pregnancy warning labels. These are the ‘sometimes’ labels you may or may not have seen on alcohol bottles. The discreet warning labels, already appearing on bottles and cans, read, “Kids and alcohol don’t mix”, Is your drinking harming yourself or others?” and “It is safest not to drink while pregnant”. PHAIWA
Read Dr Melissa Stoneham and Ainslie Sartori’s latest blog on Croakey on the recently released food map by PHAIWA. Who owns who in the Australian food market?
Today PHAIWA has released research that analysed the top 10 food companies in the Australian market by revenue to identify brand ownership. We mapped each of the 10 to clearly define the link between company and brand and developed a food web/map. The completed map indicates the diverse influence each company has on the Australian market, with a number of companies producing a significant proportion of brands for a given food. This influence on the market also allows extensive CSR opportunities, with different brands within the same company being able to target different groups. As a number of these companies