Faculty of Public Health policy committees
The Faculty’s advocacy or policy function is managed through a number of committees of Faculty members. The Health 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 Health 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 Health Policy Committee are:
- Academic and Research Committee
- Climate & Health Committee
- Health Improvement Committee
- Health Services Committee
- Health Protection Committee