PHAIWA were invited by the South West Public Health Unit to facilitate and deliver two workshops (Advocacy 101 & Public Health Planning in Local Government) at the South West Public Health Forum on July 24th & 25th 2014. This event aimed to increase skills and build capacity for regional health promotion staff to work in a changing and challenging public health environment. Delegates attended from WACHS Public Health - health promotion staff from the Great Southern, Wheatbelt and Goldfields regions, as well as from related Non Government organisations and Local Governments.
The two-day forum featured the following workshops and presentations:
- Motivational presentation from Simon Frayne, 'What is Health?'
- Official opening from WACHS SW Regional Director Ms Grace Ley
- Welcome to Country from Ms Norah Dann
- Dr Naru Pal, WACHS Public Health Physician, 'Setting the Scene'
- Dr Tarun Weeramanthri, ED Public Health Division WA Health, 'Centres and peripheries of excellence: bridging the metro-rural divide"
- David Naughton, Project Director Southern Inland Health Initiative WA Health, 'Primary health care and linkages with health promotion'
- 'Public health planning in local government' workshop, Dr Mel Stoneham, PHAIWA Deputy-Director
- Snapshots presentations of public health initiatives from across the regions
- Advocacy workshop, Emily O'Connell, PHAIWA Project Officer
- Peter Kenyon, Bank of I.D.E.A.S, 'Tools for engaging and working with communities'
Forum delegates getting active during a workshop activity
Delegates from government, local government & community organisations sharing ideas and developing networks