A little over seven years ago, a number of conversations were happening around the need for more advocacy in public health. From those conversations, bloomed PHAIWA. To celebrate our successes, our loyal partners and funders, the staff who have come and gone and the many great times we have been lucky to experience, we have compiled a showcase story about our first six years.

    We hope you enjoy reading it and look forward to working with you all into the future.


    PHAIWA Showcase Report


    In 2011, PHAIWA developed this resource for local governments: “Public Health Planning: A guide to developing a local government Public Health Plan”
    In 2012, the WA Government  is expected to pass the Public Health Bill 2011. One of the requirements of this bill is that all local governments will be required to develop a Public Health Plan. In preparation for this, PHAIWA, in partnership with Stoneham and Associates, have developed a free guide to assist local governments to develop a Public Health Plan.




    PHAIWA recently undertook a survey with key staff from a number of our partner agencies.

    The purpose of this survey was to evaluate the partnerships of various organisations involved with PHAIWA, and to evaluate some of the activities of PHAIWA since our establishment in 2008.  To read some of the key results of the survey, please download a summary from the attachment below.




    Environmental Health Needs of Aboriginal Communities in WA – Report Released

    This report outlines the findings from a survey of discrete Aboriginal communities during late 2007 and through 2008, funded by the Environmental Health Coordinating Committee (EHNCC), the peak coordinating body in Aboriginal environmental health in WA.
    The survey was coordinated by the Environmental Health Needs Coordinating Committee and conducted by environmental health practitioners who work with, and in, discrete Aboriginal communities. Each of the participating communities was visited by environmental health practitioners in order to survey the infrastructure and collect information from community members. This information included levels of community satisfaction and concern with the provision of essential, municipal and allied services influencing and affecting environmental health.

    The Report provides analysis on the 8 core environmental health indicators of:

    1. Water
    2. Electricity
    3. Housing
    4. Solid Waste Disposal
    5. Sanitation
    6. Dust
    7. Dog Health programs
    8. Emergency Management

    To read press coverage of this report from The West Australian on May 15, please download from this link.