The Partners in Prevention Forum brings together representatives primarily from Queensland Health and the Queensland Primary Health Networks. The forum is relevant for staff in decision-making roles and preventive health practitioners, including: Chief Executives, Executive Directors of Workforce, Directors of Public Health, Program Managers and other officers.
The forum is co-hosted by Dr Jeannette Young, Chief Health Officer and Deputy Director General, Prevention Division and Ms Lisa Davies Jones, Chief Executive, North West Hospital and Health Service.
The Preventive Health Branch within the Queensland Department of Health delivers the event, recognising the opportunity to enable effective preventive health activity across the health sector by providing the opportunity to connect, disseminate learnings and build capacity.
Event organisers were successful in building on the momentum generated by the first forum held in 2017. Abstract submissions and attendance more than doubled in 2018, with 40 submissions received compared to 17 and 96 attendees compared to 40 in 2017. Evaluation results from the attendee survey showed an improvement in 2018 across all indicators including: intention to take future action, opportunities to network, and relevance to their work.
The second annual forum was held in Brisbane on 12 and 13 September 2018, attracting 96 attendees representing: HHSs; Department of Health; Office of the Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services; Queensland Primary Health Networks (PHNs); and non-government organisations. A further 62 representatives joined the live webcast of the event.