CHETRE staff have presented work at a number of international conferences in Winter and Spring of 2017. The projects and details about the conferences are listed below.
Western Sydney Airport:
Presenting the findings of a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) conducted through a partnerships between UNSW, South Western Sydney Local Health District, and Western Sydney Community Forum. The HIA was based on stakeholder engagement around the proposed Western Sydney Airport. The HIA produced a set of recommended changes to how ongoing community engagement is conducted in Western Sydney to increase the potential health benefits of the process. These recommendations could be adapted to other large infrastructure projects.
Wollondilly Shire Council:
The Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation (CHETRE) in partnership with a Local Health District (SWSLHD), and Wollondilly Shire Council (WSC) has worked to identify ways of integrating health into Council policy and planning. The project identified three approaches (1) integrating a health vision in high level policy documents, (2) creating a health assessment policy that identifies at what points and how health can be considered in planning and policy making, and (3) establishing a joint health/ council position.
The 14th Annual International Conference on Urban Health (ICUH) this year focused on Health Equity, bringing together researchers, professionals and clinicians from diverse fields . This conference examined urban health from multiple perspectives, and invited participants to engage with the UN sustainable development goals. The week commenced with two days of workshops, and continued with a wide range of presentations including plenary sessions, panel presentations and posters.
Location: Coimbra, Portugal
Dates: 25-29 September 2017
Suggested citation: Hirono, K., Haigh, F., Jaques, K., de Leeuw, E., Crimeen, A., Fletcher-Lartey, S., Millen, E., Calalang, C., & Harris-Roxas, B. (2017, September) Improving community engagement in aerotropolis development to promote health. Poster presented at the 14th International Conference on Urban Health, Coimbra, Portugal.
Suggested citation: Hirono, K., Haigh, F., Jaques, K., Crimeen, A., Whitten, C., Beer, M., Harris-Roxas, B., & De Leeuw, E. (2017, September). Integrating health into planning: A collaborative approach to creating healthier spaces. Poster presented at the 14th International Conference on Urban Health, Coimbra, Portugal.
The Society of Practitioners of Health Impact Assessment (SOPHIA) Workshop provided a unique opportunity for current practitioners of Health Impact Assessment to participate in strategic field building. The workshop was uniquely structured around small working groups, with additional presentations and a keynote panel.
Location: Washington, DC
Date: 2-3 October 2017
Suggested citation: Using health impact assessment to increase wellbeing through improved stakeholder engagement in the Western Sydney Airport. Hirono K, Haigh F, Fletcher-Lartey S, Millen E, Calalang C, Jaques K, Harris-Roxas B, De Leeuw E. SOPHIA Practitioners Conference 2017, Washington Dc, 02 Oct 2017 – 03 Oct 2017
Suggested citation: Integrating health into planning: A collaborative approach to creating healthier spaces. Hirono K, Haigh F, Jaques K, Crimeen A, Whitten C, Beer M, Harris-Roxas B, De Leeuw E. SOPHIA Practitioner Conference 2017, Washington DC, 02 Oct 2017 – 03 Oct 2017
You can read the full Western Sydney Airport HIA report here: Is Anyone Listening? Western Sydney Airport HIA Report
You can read the full Wollondilly Shire Council report here: Wollondilly Health Integration Report