HAES AUSTRALIA INC

Bringing together the highest quality information, training and specialists in Australia ​for the Health at Every Size® (HAES®) approach

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ABOUT HAES Australia 

    HAES Australia is a non-profit, member-based association that brings together the highest quality information, training and specialists in Australia for the Health at Every Size® (HAES®) approach.  

    HAES Australia aims to:

      1. Support, connect and promote professionals, researchers and organisations in health, fitness and wellness fields who/which practise a weight-neutral, non-diet, client centred approach to wellbeing aligned with the ‘Health at Every Size’ (‘HAES’)  principles defined by the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH)
      2. Increase professional and public awareness of weight-neutral, non-diet, client-centred practice and research outcomes.  =

      OUR HISTORY

      Originally established in 2013 as the Association for Non-diet Approach Research Inc, HAES Australia was incorporated in 2016.  

      Since it was established, HAES Australia has seen substantial growth in membership and now has over 250 members. Our members include health and fitness professionals, researchers, academics and policy makers working from a Health at Every Size® approach.  We also welcome community members who are interested in helping promote and further the adoption of HAES® principles in Australia. 

      HAES Australia is an independent organisation, funded by membership fees. HAES Australia declares it has not received money (including employment) or gifts from pharmaceutical, weight-loss, food or fitness industries.

      OUR VISION

      Our vision is for a just and compassionate community, where all bodies are respected and belong.

      OUR MISSION

      We promote equitable access to evidence-based healthcare and life-enhancing practices for people of every size, through information, resources, and advocacy.  

      OUR VALUES

      Respect – being accountable for our words and actions; regardless of setting or audience

      Advocacy – creating an active and vibrant network, committed to the cause; achieving change through a shared strategy

      Inclusion – listening and learning; understanding that diversity does not exist without inclusion

      Evidence-based – critiquing and using current evidence in all our work; contributing to ethical research through collaboration

      Community – having a shared vision; being connected and compassionate, proactive and kind

      Social Justice – focussing on equality, equity and participation; positively contributing to a safe, fair and just society

      OUR PLAN

      The HAES Australia Strategic Plan 2020 - 2021 was developed collaboratively to guide and direct the energy and effort of those associated with HAES Australia in order to achieve strategic priorities and objectives.

      • Our current strategic priorities are to:

        1. Establish and communicate our role, reputation and brand
        2. Develop strategic relationships
        3. Become sustainable
        4. Grow a connected and active membership
        5. Ensure quality and manage risk
        6. Raise awareness and create impact

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      Email:

      HAESAustralia@gmail.com

      Address:

      PO Box 201,

      Greenslopes,

      Qld 4120

      HAES Australia Inc is an Incorporated Association registered with the Queensland Office of Fair Trading, IA41314

      ABN: 69738175815

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