The Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) is recognised as the principal
non-government organisation for public health in Australia and works to promote the health
and well-being of all Australians. The Association seeks better population health outcomes
based on prevention, the social determinants of health and equity principles.
PHAA is a national organisation comprising around 1900 individual members and representing over 40 professional groups concerned with the promotion of health at a population level.
The Public Health Association of Australia provides forums for the discussion of public health in Australia and a voice of a wide variety of professional public health workers.
Via the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health (ANZJPH), PHAA provides Australia’s basic
public health infrastructure that links those undertaking research in public health and those undertaking policy and program development and implementation.
Via our conferences, workshops, forums and other member events, we bring together those seeking to debate scientific evidence, policy and program evaluation and options for the further and better development of public health in Australia.
The Policy Statements that are developed within PHAA are provided to the public to help educate Australians about the scientific evidence and policy options around public health. They are also the primary resource for our advocacy efforts, efforts that underlie bringing policy alternatives to the attention of governments and bureaucrats.