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2018 Partners in prevention forum

On 12 and 13 September 2018, the Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young and the Chief Executive Officer of North West Hospital and Health Service Ms Lisa Davies-Jones, will host the 2018 Partners in Prevention Forum at the QUT Gardens Point Campus in Brisbane.

The forum is a joint initiative of the Hospital and Health Services (HHSs) and the Department of Health's Prevention Division. It provides an opportunity to share, learn and network, strengthening the collective ability to promote healthy behaviours and reduce chronic disease in Queensland.

The forum brings together representatives from Queensland Health, Queensland Ambulance Service and the Queensland Primary Health Networks.

Call for abstracts

The forum's theme in 2018 is 'achieving joint outcomes'. HHS presentations on initiatives that highlight cross system collaboration within and between HHSs, different levels of government, agencies and sectors are encouraged. Initiatives may be HHS specific or part of a state-wide initiative. Health topics of particular interest include:

  • Smoking cessation
  • Maternity services
  • Healthier food and drinks
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • National cancer screening programs
  • Workforce health.

Submit your abstract (DOC 3493 kB)


The 2018 Forum will feature showcase presentations from HHSs across the area of workforce, community and patients as well as a range of dynamic guest speakers, panel discussions and networking opportunities.

Registrations will open at 9am on Wednesday 12 September. The forum will conclude by 4pm on Thursday 13 September.


Limited places are available. Registrations are to be coordinated and booked by the staff member nominated by your Chief Executive or Deputy-Director General.


For more information or to identify staff coordinating registrations and submissions in your organisation, please contact Olivia Henriksen, Senior Health Promotion Officer, Preventive Health Branch by email or 07 3328 9102.

Last updated: 14 June 2018