Public Health

The AMA (WA) is passionate about improving the health of Western Australians and actively campaigns on a range of medical issues.

 

The Association works closely with other key health organisations to fight for better health legislation, more effective public health campaigns and holds State and Federal Governments to account on issues that impact on the health of all Western Australians.

 

Smoking, alcohol, mental health and obesity have been the focus of the AMA (WA)’s most recent public health efforts.

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Why I Joined the AMA (WA)...
"It is my hope that we can tackle the challenges our profession faces, united as one. If we dislike our working hours, our pay, gender inequality or low training opportunities, we can change these together. As a nurse in my previous life, I know that when a profession stands as one, people listen."
Dr Rebecca Cogan
Dr Rebecca Cogan
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Under the pump: are breastfeeding facilities for staff in hospitals adequate?
Dr Marie Herd
Monday, 13th August 2018

With more than 50 per cent of our current medical graduates being female, it’s not surprising that the demands for breastfeeding facilities in our hospital systems are increasing.   Due to the nature of medicine, mothers are often returning to …