Advocacy and action in public health: Lessons from Australia over the 20th century

Published: 2013

Advocacy in action in public health: Lessons from Australian over the 20th century represents a ‘snapshot’ of the public health successes in Australia over the last century.

The report was commissioned by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing in preparation for the challenges of the 21st Century, particularly for expanded efforts in the field of preventive health in Australia.

Authored by PHIDU
 

2017 updates

The following are updates, released in 2017, which should be read in conjuction with the full report (pdf) - refer to 2013 report section below.

UPDATE - Section 2.1a: Environmental lead reduction (PDF)

UPDATE - Section 6.3a: Organised screening for certain cancers - bowel cancer (PDF)

 

2015 updates

The following are updates, released in 2015, which should be read in conjuction with the full report (pdf) - refer to 2013 report section below.

UPDATE - Section 1.3 - New Box: Rotavirus (PDF)

UPDATE - Box 1.6: Control of hydatid disease (PDF)

UPDATE - New Section 1.3.3: Organised immunisation of young people (PDF)

UPDATE - Section 2.2: Reduced exposure to environmental asbestos (PDF)

 

2013 report

Full document (PDF) - refer also to the 2015 updates above.

 

The following brochure provides some highlights from the report.

Highlights brochure (PDF) (.doc)

 

Introduction and Overview (PDF) (.doc)

Chapter 1 - Control of infectious diseases: 1901 onwards (PDF) (.doc)

Chapter 2 - Maintaining a safe environment: 1901 onwards (PDF) (.doc)

Chapter 3 - Improved maternal, infant and child health: 1901 onwards (PDF) (.doc)

Chapter 4 - Food and nutrition: 1901 onwards (PDF) (.doc)

Chapter 5 - Preventing injury: 1970s onwards (PDF) (.doc)

Chapter 6 - Reducing risk factors for chronic diseases: 1960s onwards (PDF) (.doc)

Chapter 7 - Improving health and safety at work (PDF) (.doc)

Chapter 8 - Universal access to health care, pharmaceuticals and technology: 1948 onwards (PDF) (.doc)

Chapter 9 - Improving public health practice (PDF) (.doc)

Chapter 10 - Measuring success and learning from the past (PDF) (.doc)

Appendices and Glossary (PDF) (.doc)