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Guest Blog: Australian Health Promotion Association (SA Branch) Report from World Congress on Public Health

Guest Blog: Australian Health Promotion Association (SA Branch) Report from World Congress on Public Health

Guest Blog: Australian Health Promotion Association (SA Branch) Report from World Congress on Public Health What were the key themes from the World Congress on Public Health?   Presentations from the World Congress of Public Health collectively highlighted the relevance of underlying social determinants of health which shape health outcomes. With increasing rates of non-communicable diseases globally, increased funding to preventative approaches is critical as well as economically beneficial in reducing the costs associated with the burdens of ill health. Both political and commercial determinants of health were a key focus of numerous keynote presentations, which set the scene for

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Report from World Congress on Public Health 2017

Report from World Congress on Public Health 2017

  “Voices, vision, action” Reflections from the World Congress on Public Health By Kristy Schirmer   “Voices, vision, action” set the energetic tone for the 15th World Congress on Public Health  (#WCPH2017) with “action” the resonating message that we need to remember as public health professionals. Specifically, action of the political kind.   The call to advocacy action Set in a political backdrop of conservative politics and “fake news”,  World Congress on Public Health keynotes Martin McKee, Bettina Borisch and Mike Daube delivered an advocacy call to arms to delegates.   Martin McKee urged us to hold politicians and industry to

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