Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC)
The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee is the key decision making committee for health emergencies. It is comprised of all state and territory Chief Health Officers and is chaired by the Australian Chief Medical Officer.
The AHPPC has an ongoing role to advise the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (AHMAC) on health protection matters and national priorities.
AHPPC is also tasked with the role of mitigating emerging health threats related to infectious diseases, the environment as well as natural and human made disasters.
The Committee works with states and territories to develop and adopt national health protection policies, guidelines, standards and alignment of plans.
AHPPC oversees 5 standing committees:
- Blood Borne Viruses & Sexually Transmitted Infections Standing Committee
- Communicable Diseases Network Australia
- Environmental Health Standing Committee
- National Health Emergency Standing Committee
- Public Health Laboratory Network of Australia
AHPPC is comprised of all state and territory Chief Health Officers and is chaired by the Australian Chief Medical Officer.
To find out more, contact the AHPPC secretariat at ahppc.secretariat [at] health.gov.au