The Faculty’s advocacy or policy function is managed through a number of committees of Faculty members. The Advocacy & Policy Committee is the ‘umbrella’ committee for the FPH policy function and this committee oversees a number of other policy committees and Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Public health is a vast specialty and public health policy covers a huge range of issues of importance to our members and the health and wellbeing of the public.
The Advocacy & Policy Committee also supports the FPH President, Officers and Board in setting the strategic direction on matters relating to public health policy and advocacy. The committee is a decision-making body for the sign-off of a range of activities that our committees and SIGs undertake, from position papers, to consultation responses, reports, evidence-gathering exercises, surveys, media work, and funding applications.
Committees reporting to the Advocacy & Policy Committee are:
- Academic & Research Committee
- Climate & Health Committee
- Health Improvement Committee
- Health Protection Committee
- Health Services Committee
Two SIGs report to the Advocacy & Policy Committee; Children and Young People (BACAPH) and Public Mental Health. The Committee and SIG chairs will collaborate to co-ordinate the work of the SIGs and the Committee to maximise their impact.