Raising the profile
of public health.
About the Public Health Advocacy Institute
The Public Health Advocacy Institute’s mission is to influence, build, promote, and support advocacy for public health priorities. We do this through innovation in education, applied research, engagement, and practice. Established in 2008, under the leadership of Emeritus Professor Mike Daube AO, the Institute is an independent public health voice based within Curtin University, supported by a range of funding partners.
We aim to:
- raise the public profile and understanding of public health
- develop local coalitions for public health issues
- develop advocacy consensus-based targets
- influence public health policy and public health agendas
We do this by providing a diverse range of services including: advice on public health strategies, advocacy-related research and projects, and build the workforce and community capacity for effective advocacy.
Importantly, we mentor emerging leaders to be the advocates of tomorrow.
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.