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Join us to celebrate the 2017 Children’s Environment and Health Local Government Policy Awards

The Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA invites you to attend the 2017  Children’s Environment and Health Local Government Policy Awards.  You are encouraged to attend and acknowledge our local government leaders and to recognise their efforts towards advancing children’s environment and health policy development. Awards will be presented by Healthway, WALGA, Commissioner for Children and Young People WA, and Cancer Council WA. Date:  Friday 8th December, 2017 Time: 10.00am – 11.30am. Refreshments will be available and a light lunch provided after the proceedings. Location: Bendat Centre, 36 Dodd Street, Wembley RSVP: by Friday 1st December to LG-reportcard@curtin.edu.au

Tyson Mowarin nominated for West Australian of the year

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.

Melissa Stoneham’s latest blog

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.

Call to Action – Pregnancy Warning Labels on Alcohol

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

NEW RELEASE: Unhealthy links to Australia’s top food companies

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

Global Alcohol Policy Conference 2017

By Melissa Stoneham I attended the Global Alcohol Policy Conference (GAPC) 2017 in Melbourne during the first week of October. Organised by FARE, the PHAA and the Global Alcohol Policy Alliance, this conference  showcased the latest research and developments from Australia and beyond in the field of alcohol policy. The Conference started with addresses from the Hon Dr David Gillespie MP, Professor Sally Casswell of the Global Alcohol Policy Alliance and Dag Rekve of the World Health Organisation, who highlighted that Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is now recognised as an alcohol-attributable disease in the WHO global burden of disease figures.

PHAIWA poster awarded 2nd place in Innovation & Research Week

As part of Curtin University’s Research and Innovation week, held 15 to 22 September 2017, PHAIWA was invited to submit a research poster in the Public and Population Health category.  We were excited to win second place!  Authors: Dr Melissa Stoneham, Dr Jelena Maticevic, Sunni Wilson

Sign up for the Twitter Challenge

Sign up for the Twitter Challenge! It’s simple. All you have to do is sign up to Twitter and send an email to phaiwa@curtin.edu.au to register with your name and the words “Please sign me up for the Twitter challenge” so we can follow you and tag you where appropriate. Please note this challenge is also available to existing Twitter users. Just make sure you register so we can follow your activity. If you need help to sign up to Twitter click on this link.