#318 Protecting, promoting and improving health for the whole community

6 July 2021

The Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine (AFPHM) recently launched a new document titled Public Health Physicians: Protecting, Promoting and Improving Health for the Whole Community

The document articulates the value of public health physicians, credentialled as Fellows of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine (FAFPHMs), to the contemporary public health workforce and promotes their capacity to contribute to the broader health system. 

It is intended to inform health system decision-makers and influencers in strategic and workforce planning by describing the skills, expertise and roles of public health physicians. It highlights that public health physicians ensure effective leadership, advocacy and better health outcomes by articulating that: 

The document clearly outlines the broad range of training, expertise and impact of public health physicians, including their unique skills in: 

Further information on this document and other resources are available here on the AFPHM website

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