We would like to thank the following sponsors and exhibitors for their support of the Public Health Prevention Conference 2019.

Founding Sponsor

The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre

Ainsley Burgess, Publications Manager
A: c/- The Sax Institute, PO Box K617, Haymarket NSW 1240
T: 02 9188 9530
E: preventioncentre@saxinstitute.org.au; ainsley.burgess@saxinstitute.org.au
W: https://preventioncentre.org.au/


The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre is a national collaboration established in June 2013 to increase the use of prevention research in policy and practice. Taking a systems approach and working in partnership with policy agencies, we research new ways of preventing Australia’s greatest health challenge: lifestyle-related chronic diseases.

We have created a strong platform for research translation through effective collaborations with policy agencies, built capacity in system thinking, and created new knowledge about system change for prevention. Now that we have good evidence about what we could do better in prevention, we are working to put our research into action.

Premier Partner

Department of Health and Human Services

Office for Women, Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet

David Malone, Assistant Director, Population Health
A: 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
W: www2.health.vic.gov.au/public-health


The Department of Health and Human Services is committed to achieving the best health and wellbeing for all Victorians.


The Department plays a critical role in protecting the health of Victorians by preventing, reducing and controlling public health risks and promoting good physical and mental health.


Working with local, state and federal government colleagues, as well as health professionals and industry, DHHS is working to embed public health prevention and protection into core business to help Victorians live healthy lives.


We work with a network of health experts, researchers and other government agencies and departments to identify threats to human health and take the steps necessary to protect our community.


This includes identifying and investigating public health incidents such as disease outbreaks and environmental exposures which may harm human health.


We use our expertise and the latest evidence to improve population health and wellbeing outcomes through legislative, regulatory, policy and programs focusing on major avoidable risk factors and determinants within and across the Victorian population


We also deliver place-based early intervention activities designed to improve population health and wellbeing outcomes where Victorians live, learn, work and play.

Scholarship Sponsor

Emily Lee-Ack, CEO
A: 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
E: cfreefromviolence@dpc.vic.gov.au
W: www.women.vic.gov.au


The Office for Women leads the Victorian Government’s commitment to gender equality and the prevention of family violence and all forms of violence against women. The Office works to ensure that Government policy, programs, systems and culture support and deliver gender equality by analysing, developing, implementing and evaluating policy and programs for all women in Victoria. To guide this work, the Office is responsible for key actions under Safe and Strong: A Victorian gender equality strategy and Free from Violence: Victoria’s strategy to prevent family violence and all forms of violence against women.

Principal Sponsor

Australian Government Department of Health

W: www.health.gov.au

The Department of Health is committed to achieving our vision of better health and wellbeing for all Australians, now and for future generations. Our strategic priorities are to drive better health and aged care outcomes and reduced inequality; deliver an affordable, accessible, efficient, safe, and high quality health and aged care system; and promote better sport outcomes.

Our purpose is to lead and shape Australia’s health and aged care system and sporting outcomes through evidence-based policy, well targeted programs and best practice regulation. We will achieve this through six outcomes – health system policy, design and innovation; health access and support services; sport and recreation; individual health benefits; regulation, safety and protection; and ageing and aged care.

Principal Sponsor


Jo Hillas, Executive Assistant to the CEO
A: PO Box 154, Carlton South VIC 3053
T: 03 9667 1302 
E: ceo@vichealth.vic.gov.au
W: https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/


VicHealth is a pioneer in health promotion. We work with partners to discover, implement and share solutions to the health problems facing Victorians. We seek a Victoria where everyone enjoys better health and wellbeing.

VicHealth is committed to five strategic imperatives that have the greatest potential to reduce disease burden and bring about the greatest measurable health gains: promoting healthy eating, encouraging regular physical activity, preventing tobacco use, preventing harm from alcohol and improving mental wellbeing.

Working with communities across the state, we tackle the rise of chronic diseases by bringing the best approaches across the world to test and trial in Victoria. By pinpointing emerging and future health problems, our efforts can be channelled for the greatest benefit to the health and wellbeing of all Victorians.

Associate Sponsor

Health Star Rating system

Greg Barber, Director
A: GPO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601
T: 1800 099 658
E: frontofpack@health.gov.au
W: www.healthstarrating.gov.au

The Health Star Rating system is a front-of-pack labelling system developed for use in Australia and New Zealand. It helps shoppers to quickly and easily compare similar packaged food products based on their nutrient profile. The system provides a rating from a half to five stars – the more stars, the healthier the choice.

The Health Star Rating system aims to ‘provide convenient, relevant and readily understood nutrition information and/or guidance on food packs to assist consumers to make informed food purchases and healthier eating choices’.


North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network

Jo Manners, Coordinator, My Heath Record Expansion
A: Level 1, 369 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC, 3052
T: 03 9347 1188 
E: nwmphn@nwmphn.org.au 
W: www.nwmphn.org.au

North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network supports health providers and organisations across the CBD and the north and west of Melbourne to deliver the right care, at the right place, at the right time.


Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health, PHNs began operation on 1 July 2015 and are responsible for coordinating primary health care and facilitating improved health outcomes in their local community.  North West Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN) is operated by Melbourne Primary Care Network (MPCN).

One Disease

Meg Scolyer, Senior Public Health Nurse
A: Menzies Building, Royal Darwin Hospital, Rocklands Drive, Tiwi NT 0810
T: 0476 776 116 
E: contact@onedisease.org
W: http://onedisease.org/

One Disease aims to eliminate Crusted Scabies from Australia by the end of 2022.

Our Elimination goals are twofold:

  1. To improve detection, diagnosis and treatment of Crusted Scabies; and

  2. To prevent recurrences of Crusted Scabies in people who have been successfully treated.

Bank First

Benjamin, Ashkettle
A: 117 Camberwell Rd, Hawthorn East, VIC 3123
T: 9285 4102
E: community@bankfirst.com.au
W: www.bankfirst.com.au

Bank First is owned by its customers and exists to financially empower people to realise their dreams. Since 1972 the Bank has helped over 200,000 Australians with their banking needs; from saving for a raining day, right through to purchasing their first home and planning for retirement.

Driven by care and compassion, Bank First is committed to providing a better banking experience to all the people who build a better community. From the products and services, through to dedicated customer service staff, Bank First prides themselves on putting their customers first.

Visit bankfirst.com.au or call 1300 654 822

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Rebecca Evans, Communications Officer
A: 1 Thynne Street, Bruce ACT 2617
T: 02 6244 1083
E: communications@aihw.gov.au
W: www.aihw.gov.au

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare provides high-quality and independent evidence—used by many to improve policies and services on health and welfare issues and topics, including  expenditure, hospitals, disease, injury, mental health, ageing, homelessness, housing, disability, child protection, and the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

VCS Foundation Ltd

Denise Walsh, Executive Assistant
A: 265 Faraday Street, Carlton, VIC 3054
T: 03 9250 0322
E: dwalsh@vcs.org.au
W: www.vcs.org.au

VCS Foundation established in 1964, is Australia’s largest not for profit organisation focused on reducing the impact of cervical cancer and sexually transmissible infections through screening and vaccination. We provide high quality evidence based laboratory and registry services, education, policy relevant research and evaluation. VCS Foundation was the first laboratory accredited for HPV testing on self-collected vaginal samples. 

NSW Ministry of Health, Centre for Population Health, Health Kids for Professionals

Hayley Robertson, Manager, Clinical Policy & Engagement
A: 73 Miller Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060
T: 02 9391 9718
E: Hayley.robertson@moh.health.nsw.gov.au
W: www.health.nsw.gov.au

In 2017, around one in five NSW children aged 5 to 16 years were above or well above a healthy weight. The NSW Government has a comprehensive evidence-based approach to reducing childhood obesity with a focus on delivering state-wide programs, providing education and information, creating supportive environments and embedding healthy eating and active living as part of routine service delivery. The Healthy Kids for Professionals program supports health professionals to routinely measure children’s growth, provide brief advice to families and referral if appropriate. The program provides online training for clinicians and a range of resources to use with families.

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