Preventive Health Conference 2024

Event Details


Event Series External event

Location OnlineIn-person

The theme for the 2024 Preventive Health Conference is ‘Building prevention success stories’.

It will feature more than 30 presentations from researchers, practitioners and policy decision makers involved with the Prevention Centre through research, as a member of our funding partners, or through the Collaboration for Enhanced Research Impact (CERI).


The Prevention Centre will be hosting a workshop on the last day of the conference.

How do we better address equity when implementing prevention policy and practice?

  • Ms Nadia Mastersson, Head, Prevention, The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre, The Sax Institute
  • Professor James Smith,  Deputy Dean Rural and Remote Health, Professor of Health & Social Equity, College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University
  • Dr Scott Winch, Director, Aboriginal Health, The Sax Institute
  • Dr Cassandra Lane, Research Fellow, National Centre of Implementation Science

Addressing equity in chronic disease prevention policy and practice is crucial for improving the health and wellbeing of all Australians. When delivering evidence-based policies and programs, it is therefore important to use implementation approaches that are not only effective, but also support equity and do not inadvertently exacerbate health disparities. A key challenge identified by policy makers in Australia is how to implement policies and programs for place-based contexts and priority populations, while retaining their proven health impacts on individuals and the broader population. 

This workshop will use insights from leaders in the field to stimulate a collaborative and informed dialogue between researchers, policy makers and practitioners on ways to better support equity when implementing prevention policies and programs. The objectives of the workshop are to foster partnerships, identify research gaps, and drive evidence-based policy recommendations. Register for Workshop 7 on the PHAA conference website here.

*Please let us know if you are attending the conference in person as we hope to get together with people in our Prevention Centre network at an informal gathering. Email [email protected]