Seminar on child poverty and health equity

This seminar on Child Poverty and Health Equity, jointly convened by the Social Determinants of Health Alliance, (SDOHA), the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) and the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY), will be held on Thursday 3rd May at 11am – 1pm followed by a light lunch at  219-241 Cleveland St, Strawberry Hills, Sydney.


  • Jacqueline Phillips, Co-Director of Policy and Advocacy (ACOSS):
    Jacqueline joined ACOSS as the Director of Policy and Advocacy in August 2013. From 2010-13, she was the National Director of Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR), a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights and reconciliation advocacy organisation. Jacqueline has a long history of involvement with the COSSes, having previously worked as a Policy Officer at ACOSS and the ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS). She has policy expertise across a range of areas including social security, housing and homelessness, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander policy issues, community development, human rights and justice.
  • Dr Sue Woolfenden, Senior Staff Specialist, Department of Community Child Health and Clinical Lead, Integrated Care, Sydney Children’s Hospital Network
    Sue Woolfenden is a senior staff specialist in the Department of Community Child Health and the clinical lead in Integrated Care at Sydney Children’s Hospital Network.  She is an Associate Professor with the University of New South Wales School of Women’s and Children’s Health. She has led research that investigates the impact of inequitable health service provision on child health outcomes in the early years of childhood. in Australia and globally. Her research has a strong translational components. Sue is the co-chair a Royal Australasian College of Physicians working group that will develop the first Child Health Equity Policy Statement for Australia and New Zealand – to be released soon after our seminar.

RSVP [email protected] by 19TH April.