Working Groups

Oral Health

The group is dedicated to increase dental public health globally through effective advocacy, innovative partnerships and collaborations, and the implementation of WFPHA Global Charter for the Public’s Health within the oral health setting.

Chair:

Hyewon Lee

Hyewon Lee

Environmental Health

The group aims to influence international policy on environmental health and brings a public health approach to the environmental advocacy community.

Chairs:

Hannah Marcus

Hannah Marcus

Hanna-Andrea Rother

Hanna-Andrea Rother

Lwando Maki

Lwando Maki

Tobacco Control

The group supports the implementation of tobacco control policies at the national and international level including the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

Chair:

John Gannon

John Gannon

Indigenous

The group assists in reducing the health disparity and inequities experienced by Indigenous people globally through collective advocacy.

Chairs:

Adrian Te Patu

Adrian Te Patu

Alana Gall

Alana Gall

Public Health Professionals’ Education and Training

The group develops strategies to globally harmonise essential public health functions and competencies based on practice needs and performance standards.

Chairs:

 Priscilla Robinson

Priscilla Robinson

Leanne Coombe

Leanne Coombe

NCDs Prevention & Health Promotion

The group aims to promote healthy nutrition policies and provides input to Codex Alimentarius.

Chairs:

Prajjwal Pyakurel

Prajjwal Pyakurel

Jeremiah Twa Twa

Jeremiah Twa Twa

Public Health in Emergencies
and Disasters

The group focuses its attention on human health effects of emergencies and disasters (both natural and man-made) and helps shape global policies.

Chairs:

Chadia Wannous

Chadia Wannous

Colette Cunningham

Colette Cunningham

Young WFPHA

The purpose of the group is to represent the interests of students and young professionals within the WFPHA.

Chair:

Alessandro Berionni

Alessandro Berionni

Global Health Equity
and Digital Technology

The group advances knowledge and research on issues related to health equity and digital technology.

Chairs:

Vina HuLamm

Vina HuLamm

Timothy Mackey

Timothy Mackey

Women, Children and Youth Health

The group addresses the health issues of these populations through advocacy, advancing public health practice and expanding partnerships.

Chairs:

 Deborah Walker

Deborah Walker

Fiona Robards

Fiona Robards

Public Mental Health

The group aims to promote and protect mental health as well as detect, prevent, and respond to mental health conditions across the life course.

Chairs:

Jutta Lindert

Jutta Lindert

Jonathan Campion

Jonathan Campion

One Health

The vision of WFPHA-OHWG is to strengthen global health security at the human-animal-environment interface, through promoting global collaboration to establish One Health platforms, enhancing disseminations to influence policy and practice, and improving knowledge and capacity building on One Health

Chairs:

Xiao-Nong Zhou

Xiao-Nong Zhou

Carlos Machado

Carlos Machado

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