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Webinar: Strategic frames, unusual bedfellows and forum shopping: Insights into the barriers to and strategies for advancing a health equity agenda from social, trade and welfare policy analysis
How do policy actors advance prioritisation for health and equity in policy domains outside the traditional health sector? In this webinar, Dr Belinda Townsend will outline barriers and strategies from three in-depth qualitative case studies of public policy in Australia in the areas of employment (Paid Parental Leave), trade (Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement) and welfare reform (Northern Territory Emergency Response).

Following Belinda Townsend’s presentation, Dr Sandro Demaio, CEO of VicHealth will offer a policy practitioner response.

The webinar will be chaired by Professor Sharon Friel, Director of the Menzies Centre for Health Governance at RegNet.

Jun 2, 2020 12:30 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Dr Belinda Townsend
Dr Belinda Townsend is a Research Fellow in the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) and is Deputy Director of the Menzies Centre for Health Governance at RegNet, at the Australian National University. Belinda’s work is focused on the political economy of health and health governance. Her recent work examines agenda-setting in areas outside the "health policy" domain, such as in trade and investment, employment, and social and welfare policy.
Sandro Demaio
Dr Sandro Demaio is a medical doctor and globally-renowned public health expert and advocate. Sandro previously worked for the World Health Organization and was CEO of the EAT Foundation. He also co-founded the NCDFREE global social movement and established a not-for-profit foundation to improve the health and nutrition of Australian kids. Sandro has published many scientific journal articles and is author of the Doctor’s Diet cookbook. He also co-hosts the ABC television and Netflix show Ask the Doctor.
Professor Sharon Friel
Professor Sharon Friel is Professor of Health Equity and Director of the Menzies Centre for Health Governance at the Australian National University. She was Director of the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) ANU for five and a half years. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences Australia and co-Director of the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in the Social Determinants of Health Equity. Her recent book “Climate Change and the People’s Health” was published by OUP in Jan 2019.