Southgate research at the World Congress on Public Health

Prof. Fran Baum (Southgate), with Emily Riley, Brendan Clifford, and Dr. Toni Delany-Crowe (Southgate) at the start of the World Congress.

The Southgate Institute had a large presence at the recent 15th World Congress on Public Health in Melbourne, with Prof. Fran Baum, A/Prof. Anna Ziersch, Dr. Toni Delany-Crowe, and Dr. Sara Javanparast from the Institute attending and presenting, including a panel session on Southgate’s Health In All Policies  research.

Prof. Fran Baum participated in the World Leadership Dialogue “Politics, policies and processes: Advancing complex policy agendas – the case of the WHO commission on Social Determinants of Health”, and participated on the panel “Leaving No One Behind: Advocating for Health as the Key to Achieve the SDGs”.

A/Prof. Anna Ziersch presented on “Taking action against discrimination: The health and wellbeing effects of using formal complaints processes to address discrimination” and “Refugee and asylum seeker housing experiences: Implications for health and wellbeing”.

Dr. Toni Delany-Crowe presented “Regional health planning for wellbeing and health equity – a case study from South Australia” and contributed to the Health in All Policies panel session.

Dr. Sara Javanparast presented two papers from the Regional Primary Health Care Organisations project, “Planning and partnership for new migrants/refugees health: How do Australian primary health care organisations perform?”, and “Population health planning and partnership: Comparison between Medicare Locals and Primary Health Networks in Australia”.

The CRE for Health Equity was also showcased in a workshop ‘Generating priority for health equity in government policy agendas: Concepts, recent examples and skills development’.

Adjunct status holders and regular collaborators with Southgate, Prof. Ron Labonte, and Prof. Sharon Friel, also gave multiple presentations, including for the World Leadership Dialogues sessions, and Carmel Williams presented on ‘Strategies for supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Lessons from SA’s Health in All Policies approach’.

Dr. Lori Baugh-Littlejohns presented from her Southgate PhD on “Applying systems thinking in a study of regional health promotion policy and practice in South Australia”.

More information about the World Congress can be found at or by searching for the hashtag #WCPH2017 on Twitter.

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