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Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia (PHAIWA) promotes, develops and supports public health advocacy in Western Australia. PHAIWA was established in April 2008. The organisation is an independent public health voice based within Curtin University. Working with a range of funding partners, its purpose is to raise the public profile and understanding of public health, develop local networks and create a statewide umbrella organisation capable of influencing public health policy and political agendas.
PHAIWA aims to make complicated research and project findings relevant and understood by policy makers to generate change and action. It promotes public health interests and action in priority areas such as:
PHAIWA also has a focus on increasing advocacy skills within the health and allied sectors. It does so by planning and facilitating capacity buildign activities, mentoring emerging leaders and holding topic specific forums to generate consesus advocacy targets.
Abstract adapted from the Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia
Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia
Faculty of Health Sciences
Curtin University of Technology Health Research Campus
10 Selby St
Shenton Park Perth WA 6008
GPO Box U1987
Perth WA 6845
Ph: (08) 9266 1544
Fax: (08) 9266 9244