CAHA at the 15th World Congress on Public Health

Wednesday 12 April 2017

The 15th World Congress on Public Health, held last week in Melbourne, was a fantastic opportunity to share CAHA’s work with public health professionals from around the world. 

CAHA Executive Director, Fiona Armstrong, and CAHA member Grace Fitzgerald ran a workshop on advocacy, 'The role of public health professionals in advocating for policy change: a case study’. This covered the need for climate change to be framed as a health issue, and explored the ways in which health professionals can act to use their influence. Click here for Grace and Fiona’s workshop slides. 
As part of an oral session on Climate Change, Fiona also presented on 'Delivering climate policy change through health sector engagement’, sharing CAHA’s campaign for a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being. Click here to see this presentation, which includes our current progress and future plans. 
In the same session, CAHA Sustainable Healthcare Project Officer Carol Behne shared case studies from Global Green and Healthy Hospitals (GGHH) in her presentation, 'Protecting public health through environmental sustainability in healthcare.’ Find her presentation here
The congress also held a number of field trips across Melbourne, including to GGHH member, Western Health. This great opportunity to demonstrate GGHH in action was well received by delegates, who heard this presentation from Carol.