Herewith a selection of tweets from the Australian Health Promotion Association conference in Sydney today. (You can find a more comprehensive wrap-up at this Storify from the conference organisers, @ahpa_au.)
It seems the app workshop was very popular (and we hope to report more on this later) – a reminder of the need to broaden the capacity (and perhaps definition) of the health promotion workforce.
There was also a lot of interest in the topic of reducing sitting in the workplace, which was the subject of a few presentations.
Thanks to Nathan Appo, (aka
@Elusive_Sausage), an Indigenous healthy lifestyle worker from Brisbane, for tweet-reporting on these health promotion initiatives.
It seems that for some, the professional is also personal – the irony of stressful workplaces for those working in health promotion.
There was also some professional self-reflection about the gender imbalance.
Denise Fry (see her previous writing for Croakey on the difference between primary care and primary healthcare) also encouraged participants to reflect on their use of language – “target”, for example, does not imply two-way communication or processes.
On a related theme – I liked this take from the Mark Dooris presentation (covered in full here). To engage the wider community in health promotion, make like a party rather than the end of the world…
Nice to see the health promotion crowd practising what they preach.
And also good to see some recognition for AHPA member Professor Chris Rissel (who will be well known to regular Croakey readers).
Croakey has become used to seeing complaints from tweeters at various conferences about presenters filling their slides with small, illegible type.
So it’s nice to see some positive feedback for a presenter (the figure on the slide is for alcohol-related harm).
Finally to end this post with the way the day began – an acknowledgement of the importance of country seems particularly important at a conference focused on the links between place and health.
For previous coverage of #AHPA2013:
In collaboration with conference organisers and tweeters, the Croakey Conference Reporting Service is providing an overview of key sessions and discussions.