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.
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
The WA Indigenous Storybooks takes us to some wonderful places and the upcoming edition is no different. Staff from the PHAIWA team will be traveling to the Pilbara region of WA on October 16th to collect stories for the next Pilbara edition. The storybooks showcase the many positive community based projects occurring in rural and remote Indigenous communities and celebrating people who are contributing to the social, economic, health and environmental outcomes for their people. Stories can be about health, education, environment & health, tourism, sport, reconciliation, media, art, a personal journey or anything else that is positive! If you
In her latest blog Dr Melissa Stoneham explores an article published in The Medical Journal of Australia about increasing cycling crash statistics and potential solutions required to reduce these alarming rates. Read the blog here: Cycling Safety-the wheels of the debate go round and round!
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PHAIWA welcomes a new formal partnership with Injury Matters. If you receive our JournalWatch service you will see an injury prevention journal added to the mix in 2017. To find out more information about Injury Matters visit https:https://injurymatters.org.au/