Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia (PHAIWA) was established in April 2008 by Professor Mike Daube as an independent public health voice based within Curtin University, with a range of funding partners.
The Institute aims to raise the public profile and understanding of public health, develop local networks and function as an umbrella organisation capable of influencing public health policy and political agendas.
PHAIWA focuses on a number of areas of public health advocacy ranging from providing general advocacy advice and strategies for public health…
To be a self-funded, highly resourced, innovative, nationally recognised leader in public health advocacy.
To influence policy by promoting, supporting and implementing public health advocacy on local, state, national and international levels.
We are determined and passionate to reach our goals. We do not give up! We act with a high level of integrity, take pride in what we do and trust our team and the process. Collaboration, open communication and responsibility is what we value in our work at PHAIWA.We strive to let innovation and inspiration drive our work.
Alcohol is a major public health issue. Harmful alcohol consumption contributes to a concerning range of immediate and longer-term harms, both as a result of a person’s own drinking and the drinking of others.
The environment influences human health in many ways — through exposures to physical, chemical and biological risk factors, and through related changes in behaviour in response to those factors.
If you are working in public health advocacy it is important to understand who your opponents are and what tactics they are using to gridlock advancement in public health.