AFPHM Council Communiqué December 2018

Read the highlights of key issues discussed as part of the 04-2018 meeting, held on Wednesday 14 November 2018.

AFPHM Workplan 2018-2020

The Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine (AFPHM) have finalised its 2018 to 2020 work plan, with a focus on education renewal, workforce development and reinvigorating its advocacy profile. As part of this, it will be working closely with Education Services on renewal of the Faculty Education program, which is commencing shortly and has evaluated the learning assessment tools which are currently used by trainees. The AFPHM has also made significant progress in reinvigorating its regional committees.

Value Proposition and Faculty Narrative

The AFPHM Council recently finalised their Value Proposition and Narrative Document. The selected tagline for the Faculty is ‘Health for All: Prevention, Promotion, Protection’.

2019 College Congress

The AFPHM have been working in collaboration with the College on the Faculty stream for the 2019 College Congress, which will be held in Auckland from Monday 6 to Wednesday 8 May 2019. The focus for the overall Congress will be ‘Impacting health along the life course’.

The AFPHM Sessions for the 2019 RACP Congress include, ‘Populism and Health’ and ‘Rural and Remote Populations and Health’, as well as the annual John Snow Scholarship and Gerry Murphy Prize competitions.

Faculty Education activities

Curricula renewal has commenced for the Advanced Training in Public Health Medicine Program. It is intended that any changes during this process will be guided by the essential capabilities of a public health physician.

The AFPHM Council have also identified the importance for the Faculty to determine prerequisites, background knowledge, and training of supervisors prior to members commencing their Advanced Training.

AFPHM Foundation activities

The AFPHM Regional Committees have successfully hosted their Gerry Murphy Prize competitions. The finalists from each region have been invited to participate in the competition grand final, held at the RACP Congress in May 2019.

Many submissions have been received for the John Snow Scholarship this year. Finalists have also been invited to present at the John Snow Scholarship Presentation session during the 2019 RACP congress.

See further details on Division, Faculty and Chapter Awards and Prizes.


Associate Professor Linda Selvey, Chair
Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine
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