IPAR is a proud signatory to the Realising the Health Benefits of Work Consensus Statement. This statement, from the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP), presents compelling evidence that work is generally good for health and wellbeing, and that long-term work absence, work disability and unemployment generally have a negative impact on health and wellbeing.
The purpose of the consensus statement is to bring together a wide range of stakeholders, who each affirm the importance of work as a determinant of health. As a signatory to the statement, we at IPAR commit to:
- Promoting the awareness of the health benefits of good work
- Offering support and encouragement to those attempting to access the health benefits of good work
- Encouraging employers’ continuing support of workers’ occupational health
- Advocating for continuous improvement in public policy around work and health, in line with the principles articulated in the consensus statement