Of Interest

Members of the Sydney Health Policy Network would like to draw your attention to the following:

Social Work and Health Inequalities Network

Sydney academics* from Social Work & Policy Studies, Faculty of Education and Social Work are active participants in the Social Work Health Inequalities Network (SWHIN), an international network that aims to promote discussion and action by social work practitioners, managers, educators and researchers to combat the causes and consequences of unjust and damaging socially created inequalities in health.

Health inequities, brought about by the social circumstances of people’s lives in all countries around the globe, have achieved prominence as a result of such initiatives as the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health: http://www.who.int/social_determinants/thecommission/en/

Along with the burden of disease, health gradients and health gaps, the distribution of wealth and the availability of resources have become key ways of understanding global inequities in both the developed and the developing world. These broader understandings provide scope for future initiatives in health policy that support and enhance civil society.

The objectives of the Network are:

  • Exchanging information and resources (research evidence, policy statements etc.)
  • Research collaboration
  • Developing and exchanging examples of good practice
  • Developing and exchanging ideas about teaching about health inequalities in qualifying and post-qualifying social work education
  • Influencing Policy Making

Key research publications of the Network include:


Social Work & Policy Studies | Faculty of Education and Social Work
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Primary Health Care Governance in Indonesia: Report

Professor Stephanie Short and Dr Kirsten Harley, from the Faculty of Health Sciences, organised a productive international workshop on Primary Health Care Governance in Indonesia. The workshop, held in Bali, Indonesia, on 23-24 May 2011, attracted researchers, health professionals, policy-makers and development agencies from Australia, Indonesia, the United Kingdom and South Africa.

A report from the workshop is available here.


Professor Stephanie D. Short
Associate Dean, Postgraduate

Learning & Teaching
Cumberland Campus C42A
The University of Sydney
P O Box 170 | Lidcombe | NSW | 1825
P 61 2 9036 7374 | F 61 2 9036 7367

AHPRA Visit Presentation

The University of Sydney hosted a visit from Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA) representatives on Monday, 20 June 2011.

Below you will find links to: