A National Symposium on Smoking and Disadvantage has focused on addressing tobacco related disparities in health and well-being across Australia.
Latest update: 02 April 2013
The Agency, led by the Chief Executive Officer, is divided into two groups: the Policy and Programs Group, and the Operations and Knowledge Group.
Policy and Programs GroupThe Policy and Programs Group is responsible for providing advice and recommendations on health promotion and disease prevention, particularly in the areas of obesity, tobacco and alcohol. The group will collect, analyse, interpret and disseminate information relating to preventive health and develop partnerships with industry, non-government organisations and the health sector for progressing innovative and collaborative approaches to prevention and health promotion. The group is also responsible for developing national standards and codes of practice and managing ‘excellence in performance’ award schemes relating to preventive health.
The policy and programs group is promoting research into preventive health through the development of a national preventive health research strategy and research fund with a focus on facilitating the application of research into health promotion programs. Through all of its work, the group will seek to promote an evaluation culture and develop and facilitate partnerships between governments, industry and the NGO sector. The policy and programs groups will also support the development of preventive health related workforce capacity ensuring Australia will have the appropriate skills in research, program evaluation and use of the highest standards in program implementation.
The group is also responsible for having a focus on surveillance and providing Agency input into the Australian Health Survey, other surveys and generally improving data collection of relevance for preventive health.
Dr Lisa Studdert is the Manager of the Policy and Programs Group.
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Operations and Knowledge GroupThe Operations and Knowledge Group is responsible for developing the Agency’s capacity to undertake its role as key preventive health policy adviser to governments. The Group is responsible for ensuring organisational alignment with the Agency’s strategic and operational plans.
The group provides leadership for establishing and maintaining the Agency’s governance arrangements including systems, structures, policies, practices, processes and procedures for human resources, financial, business, procurement, ICT, legal, information management and corporate record-keeping, risk management and grants administration and managing secretariat functions for the ANPHA Advisory Council.
The group is also responsible for establishing an information hub and clearing house for translation of research into better policies and programs, with ready access to research results and assessments of those results for designing programs and prevention interventions, promoting national interchange of information about practical applications to ensure trials of interventions can be scaled up for large scale programs.
Roz Lucas is the A/g Chief Operating Officer
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