2022 Sponsors & Exhibitors
We would like to thank the following sponsors and exhibitors for their support of the Preventive Health Conference 2022.
Health and Wellbeing Queensland
Health and Wellbeing Queensland is a health prevention agency and our role is to make healthy happen for Queensland. Our focus is obesity prevention, through nutrition, physical activity and wellbeing, and reducing health inequity. We work across government, health environments, the private sector and communities to partner, create, develop and amplify policy and programs that achieve real and measurable improvements so all Queenslanders have the best chance to live a healthier life, no matter who they are, or where they live.
Australian Government Department of Health
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 ageing outcomes for all Australians; deliver an affordable, 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 four outcomes – health policy, access and support; individual health benefits; ageing and aged care; sport and recreation.
Julie Anne Mitchell, Director of Health Strategy
Here at Heart Foundation Walking we work every day to achieve our goal – an Australia free of heart disease.
We do this by building and supporting a community of walkers.
We have Australia’s largest free walking network with over 2,000 groups across Australia meeting each week to walk.
In 2021, we expanded our program and launched our Personal Walking Plans and have already had over 120,000 Australians sign up.
We want more Australians to walk more often, as it’s one of the best things we can do to protect our hearts.
T: 07 3251 3600
A: PO Box 1949, Milton QLD 4064
Lung Foundation Australia is the only charity and leading peak body of its kind in Australia that funds life-changing research and delivers support services that give hope to people living with lung disease or lung cancer. Since 1990, we have been working to ensure lung health is a priority for all, from promoting lung health and early diagnosis, advocating for policy change and research investment, raising awareness about the symptoms and prevalence of lung disease and championing equitable access to treatment and care.
The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre
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.
The Prevention Centre has created a strong platform for research translation through effective collaborations with policy agencies, built capacity in system thinking, and created new knowledge about systems 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.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet
The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet is an innovative unique web resource that aims to inform practice and policy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health by making the evidence base freely accessible via the Internet https://healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au Since 1997, the HealthInfoNet is helping to close the gap in health between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians. Their knowledge exchange research aims at providing the knowledge and other information needed for time poor health practitioners and policy-makers to make informed decisions and deliver this in a way that is timely, accessible and relevant.
Cool Beans Underwear
T: 0439 881 215
A: 114 Blackwall Road, Chuwar, QLD 4306
In an effort to address the declining birth rates within developed countries, Cool Beans Underwear offers a patented solution to support couples' fertility. This is achieved with our scientifically designed, comfortable male underwear which assists anatomically and physiologically in allowing the testes and scrotum to self-regulate to the ideal temperature of ~34ºC, 3ºC cooler than core body temperature. The patented design allows for better heat dissipation from the testes, which can aid in improving fertility, as a 1ºC degree increase in testicular heat can reduce fertility by 14%. www.coolbeansunderwear.com
Cracks in the Ice (The Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use)
T: 02 8627 9048
A: The Matilda Centre, Level 6, Jane Foss Russell Building, G02
The University of Sydney NSW 2006
Cracks in the Ice (cracksintheice.org.au) is an online toolkit providing trusted, evidence-based, and up-to-date information and resources about crystal methamphetamine ('ice') for the Australian community. Cracks in the Ice is supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Health and was developed by the Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use at the University of Sydney. The toolkit was developed in response to the Final Report of the National Ice Taskforce which was established in 2015 by the Australian Government to provide advice on the impacts of ice in Australia.
T: 07 3064 6370
A: Stroke Foundation, Level 1, 303 Coronation Drive, Milton QLD 4064
My health for life is a free Queensland Government funded 6 month lifestyle program to support at-risk Queenslanders to reduce their risk of developing chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. My health for life supports all Queenslanders and offers the complimentary program to individuals in their community and/or workplace across the state. Come and visit our stall to find out more!
Orange Sky Australia
Orange Sky’s mission is to positively connect communities by providing access to free laundry and showers and creating a safe, positive, and supportive environment for people in need.
In remote Australian communities’ access to laundry services can be limited and cost prohibitive, thereby affecting health and well-being in the community. To support this, Orange Sky Australia works alongside remote communities to create social impact through improved access to laundry facilities, a safe space for genuine connection, local employment opportunities and partnerships with local community-controlled organisations.
University of Tasmania
Carly Williams, Marketing Advisor
A: Private Bag 34, Hobart TAS 7000
T: 1300 363 864
With the COVID-19 pandemic elevating public health to the forefront of public interest, the University of Tasmania’s Public Health program will provide you with the skills necessary to tackle contemporary and emerging public health challenges.
With our Master of Public Health, you’ll learn to be a systems thinker and confidently navigate the research policy- practice interface. You will have the skills to design, implement, and evaluate complex evidence-based policy and practice interventions in local and global contexts. Find out more about our suite of postgraduate courses at utas.edu.au.
T: 03 8601 5250
A: Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority, Level 30, 570 Bourke St, Melbourne, 3000
Your Fertility is a Commonwealth government funded health promotion campaign that educates Australians of reproductive age and health professionals about factors that affect fertility and preconception health. The program is led by organisations the specialise in the area including, Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA), Healthy Male, Jean Hailes for Women's Health, Global and Women's Health at Monash University and The Robinson Research Institute at The University of Adelaide.