LEPH 2012 Melbourne, Australia

This event directed a spotlight on ‘state of the art’ thinking and approaches to collaborative efforts to tackle some of the toughest problems in the community. The conference themes struck a chord and, apart from anything else, highlighted the underexplored and often unrecognised nexus between law enforcement and public health, in all its complex forms.

LEPH2012 conference themes included a wide range of complex social issues where law enforcement – particularly police – have a critical role to play, and the partnership with public health is of key importance. The Conference’s Marketplace of Ideas showcased successful police-public health collaborations and initiatives, to build a knowledge base of ‘what works’ across the widest range of public health issues including:

  • Mental health 
  • Family, gender-based and community violence prevention
  • Communicable disease and epidemic control
  • Emergency and disaster management including major events
  • Alcohol management and regulation
  • Drug and alcohol affected persons
  • Indigenous health
  • Road trauma
  • Illicit drugs and harm reduction
  • Health in the Developing World