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Aboriginal Health Promotion Short Course – [4 days]

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Do you have an interest in health and want to contribute towards closing the gap in your community? Health promotion provides a framework to engage and create community orientated health approaches.

Event details

The course is suitable for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples already working in the health sector, those wanting to move into the area and those wanting to incorporate health promotion principles into their role.

2 to 5 December 2019
9.00am to 4.00pm daily
Curtin University, Perth Campus (Room TBA)
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To register, please fill out the expression of interest (EOI) form and return to The EOI will be assessed by a panel of representatives from the AHPA® (WA Branch) Committee and course supporters. Places are limited (maximum 25 registrations) so please apply ASAP.

Course overview

All subjects will have an Aboriginal health focus.

Day one

Yarning about what you would like from this course, about health promotion and the health promotion you do now
Health promotion needs assessment, planning – what will we do?
Yarning with community to find out what they think about a health issue and to plan a health promotion program
Setting goals and objectives
Group work: Planning a health promotion program for your community

Day two

Health promotion strategies & methods – how will we do it?
Running a health promotion program in partnership with community
Group work: Planning the strategies, methods and activities for your program

Day three

Evaluation of health promotion – did we succeed?
Yarning with community to evaluate a health promotion program
Group work: Planning the evaluation for your program

Day four

Group work: Finalising and presenting your plans
Evaluation – Yarning about this course

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.

Course facilitators:

Ms Cheryl Davis, BHSc, MPH, Yuat Ballardong Noongar woman, Director of Indigenous Engagement, Faculty of Health Science, Curtin University. Cheryl has more than 20 years of experience working in varied roles in Indigenous health.

Dr Linda Portsmouth, Senior Lecturer, Health Promotion, School of Public Health, Curtin University. Linda has more than 30 years working in health communication, 25 of these as a health promotion practitioner. Linda enjoys working in partnership with Aboriginal health practitioners.

Participants can apply for Credit of Recognised Learning (CRL) for elective units within Curtin health promotion courses, following successful completion of an additional assessment. To register or for more information contact


All day parking is available from $4.00 per day using the CellOPark app. For public transport information visit the Transperth website.


This Aboriginal Health Promotion Short Course is an initiative of the AHPA® (WA Branch) and is proudly funded by Healthway as part of the Health Promotion Scholarships Program.