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Workshops will be held each morning of the conference before the main sessions begin:

**These workshops are at no additional charge

Workshops - Tuesday 2 May 9:00am to 10:30am

WORKSHOP #1 - City Room 1
Name: The new WHO Health in All Policies 4 Pillars Model: what is it and how can it be applied to ensure healthy public policy outcomes

Hosted by: Centre for Health in All Policies Research Translation. Health Translation SA, SAHMRI and School of Public Health, University of Adelaide.

Facilitated by: Associate Professor Carmel Williams, Professor James Smith and Ms Claudia Galicki

Target Audience: Health promotion and public health professionals interested in using policy making to shape health outcomes.

About: Governments across the globe are facing intersecting social, political, economic and environmental challenges. There is growing recognition of the importance of working across government sectoral boundaries to achieve healthy public policy outcomes and co-benefits. Yet formulating policies with co-benefits is challenging without input from other sectors and most siloed governmental structures do not have mechanisms to encourage meaningful input and collaboration. A HiAP approach helps public agencies promote health, address the social determinants of health, equity and well-being in government decision-making. HiAP approaches aim for all sectors to contribute to better public policies, by considering the health implications of decisions, seeking synergies, and avoiding harmful health impacts. In response to these complex issues, the WHO has developed a new model to encourage increased collaborative action: The WHO Health in All Polices 4 Pillars Model. At the heart of the model are 4 Pillars that focus on functions and capacities needed for collaboration. These functions are relevant to multisectoral collaboration regardless of the issue of focus. The workshop will provide participants with an introduction to the new Model. As the lead designer and author, Associate Professor Carmel Williams is well placed to support participants to explore the model, reflect on how it can shape their practice and future action to improve health, well-being and equity. Professor James Smith as a leader in the health promotion field will provide valuable contribution as a co-facilitator, along with Ms Claudia Galicki who was a key designer of the new HiAP 4 Pillars model.

WORKSHOP #2 - City Room 2
Name: Designing With and Not for People: Community-Led Co-Design

Hosted by: The University of Adelaide

Facilitated by: Dr. Taylor Willmott and Professor Sharyn Rundle-Thiele

Target Audience: Researchers, practitioners, and policy makers looking to apply community-led co-design.

About: Too often public health programs are designed by those with no real lived experience of the problem they are intending to solve. Programs that are designed for and not with people fail to deliver value to their intended beneficiaries. Participation is a fundamental human right; however, evidence reviews suggest current definitions of ‘participation’ and its application vary considerably. Value and exchange are at the core of social marketing practice. By drawing on participatory principles, mindsets, frames, and behaviours, our team of social marketers demonstrate how program planners can work with communities to co-design strategies and solutions that deliver value. This workshop will take participants through a sevenstep co-design process and provide practical examples from a place-based community-led co-design project that was implemented in partnership with local stakeholders. Workshops participants will learn how partnerships formed during that process have grown on to deliver outcomes benefiting the community. At the end of the workshop, participants will have the knowledge and skills to start working with communities to deliver programs that deliver value and achieve outcomes set.


WORKSHOP #3 - City Room 3
Name: Improving investment in public health research: Identifying pathways to action

Hosted by: Deakin University

Facilitated by: Members of the Collaboration for Enhanced Research Impact, including Anna Peeters, Tara Boelsen-Robinson, and Joshua Trigg

Target Audience: Researchers, policy makers, non-profit prevention leads/managers, public health epidemiologists, population health researchers, research funders, research advocacy groups.

About: Funding for public health research in Australia is disproportionately low relative to other fields and remains a challenge in terms of sustainably growing high quality public health research capacity in order to meet the opportunities for public health research to support evidence informed public health reform. This workshop will be designed for attendees to hear from those who have extensive experience in public health research funding, including in policy setting and reform. The speakers will include academics, experts in research funding models and representatives from our national funding bodies and research peak bodies. We will explore with the workshop participants the likely challenges and benefits of various proposed changes to the funding system, inviting participants to share their experience of the system and their ideas on potential solutions The workshop will identify priority advocacy steps for the public health research community, PHAA and CERI to increase future public health research funding. This activity is a key step in establishing a dialogue between groups positioned to work towards needed growth in public health research capacity.

WORKSHOP #4 - City Room 4
Name: From emerging issue to public health emergency - Vaping among young people in Australia and how we can achieve meaningful change

Hosted by: Generation Vape Research Team, Cancer Council NSW

Facilitated by: Dr Becky Freeman and Anita Dessaix

Target Audience: Policy makers and those working for NGO sector in policy and advocacy roles.

About: Vaping among young people was considered an “emerging issue” just a few years ago and has now accelerated to a public health emergency. E-cigarette use among young people is increasing year on year, particularly in NSW where more than 1 in 3 (32,7%) 16-24 year olds reported having ever used an e-cigarette in 20211 . A new generation is at high risk to a lifetime of nicotine addiction and the current rules and regulations are enabling easy access and prolific use of illegal vapes in Australia. Generation Vape is the first and largest national research project of its kind and aims to examine vaping attitudes, beliefs, and behaviours among young Australians aged 14-24 years, and that of their parents and high school teachers. The study is led by Cancer Council NSW in partnership with the Daffodil Centre and the University of Sydney, along with NSW Government, the Australian Government Department of Health and philanthropic partner Minderoo Foundation.

Workshops - Wednesday 3 May 8:00am to 9:20am

WORKSHOP #5 - City Room 2 
Name: Tipping the Scales - influencing government policy to prevent obesity

Hosted by: Cancer Council Victoria, Cancer Research UK, Cancer Council WA

Facilitated by: Chair: Craig Sinclair, Malcolm Clark, Melissa Ledger and Jane Martin

Target Audience: Prevention, advocacy, policy, communications, and executive staff in public health agencies that are advocating for changes in government policy in relation to obesity prevention or are considering developing obesity prevention public education efforts to reduce cancer risk.

About: We will hear from agencies that have a history of delivering public education and advocacy campaigns to reduce the influence and impact of unhealthy food industries and in particular, predatory marketing practices. We will unpack the key learnings, what has worked, what didn’t and importantly how public health agencies can have a significant influence in shifting government policy and approaches to obesity prevention.

WORKSHOP #6 - City Room 1
Name: Gambling harm in aboriginal communities and the power of storytelling

Hosted by: Three Sides of the Coin

Facilitated by: Catherine Simmonds OAM

Target Audience: People who work with indigenous communities.

About: Three Sides of the Coin (3SOC) project will screen a 10min recovery gamble video story performed by Aaron Perkins-Kemp-Berger, an indigenous man originally from Alice Springs. Aaron developed the performance of his story “Press PRESSURE” with Catherine Simmonds OAM, Artistic Director of 3SOC. The video is part of 3SOC Recovery Gamble video series. Aaron’s powerful, intimate performance takes us on his journey of gambling harm, from Alice via Adelaide to Albury, into his recovery. This will be followed by a facilitated Q&A with Aaron. Aaron brings his cultural knowledge, advocacy and lived experience to the conversation, and Catherine her 30 year experience of facilitating diverse community stories. The participants will engage in a robust discussion that unpacks:

  • the role of lived experience storytelling in de-stigmatizing gambling and engaging audiences

  • Cultural sensitivity when dealing with gambling harm

  • Intersectionality of gambling with other health issues eg trauma, mental health, alcohol, drugs, family violence, crime.

Workshops - Thursday 4 May 8:00am to 9:20am

WORKSHOP #7 - City Room 2
Name: The role of law in preventive health

Hosted by: McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer

Facilitated by: Hayley Jones

Target Audience: Preventive health, cancer, NCD and health policy professionals, cancer advocates. No legal background expected or required, participants are expected to have some background in preventive health.

About: The law can be a highly effective and influential tool in preventive health, especially in addressing the commercial determinants of health, and reducing exposure to common risk factors of tobacco, alcohol and unhealthy food. Engaging with law making and policy development is now an essential component of public health policy. This workshop will discuss the role of law in preventive health, the relevance of international law and global health frameworks for domestic legislation and policy, and opportunities for the law to be used effectively to advance preventive health in Australia. The workshop will be interactive and practical, using case studies and exercises based on real life examples of law reform, with a focus on demystifying the law for preventive health policy professionals. Participants will be encouraged bring and share their own experiences of working with the law and will be invited to work collaboratively during and after the workshop, to continue to engage with legal and policy processes in preventive health.

WORKSHOP #8 - City Room 1
Name: Framing health promotion messages to cut through and persuade positively

Hosted by: VicHealth

Facilitated by: Mark Chenery, Common Cause Australia

Target Audience: Health promotion officers/managers, communications staff, academics, people who are new to values based messaging.

About: VicHealth’s ground-breaking leadership work with Common Cause has revolutionised how the health promotion and allied sectors frame messages to engage people’s deeply held values to motivate concern and action. VBM is based on years of research and enables us to use effective communications to build stronger public support for health promotion programs and policies. In this workshop you will receive an introduction to values based messaging and takeaway tips and tricks for framing your messages.

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