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VACANCY FOR CHAIR OF WFC PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE

A vacancy has arisen for a Chair of the World Federation of Chiropractic’s Public Health Committee (PHC).

The PHC comprises a body of experts whose role is to advise WFC Council in the area of public health as it relates to the practice of chiropractic. This may include, but not be limited to, the identification of public health priorities, health promotion activities, public health campaigns and activities congruent with identified projects of the World Health Organization (WHO). Meetings of the PHC may be held in person, by telephone or electronically.

The PHC may appoint individuals to serve on WHO working groups and special projects that may be identified from time to time and shall oversee the WFC’s co-ordination of World Spine Day, a public health initiative run by the WFC on behalf of the Bone and Joint Decade. This shall include the co-ordination of any competition run in conjunction with World Spine Day. It may appoint an individual or working group in order to co-ordinate these activities on an annual basis.

The PHC shall be represented annually at the World Health Assembly of the WHO and shall be responsible for submitting a report to the WFC Council at its annual meeting.  It shall promote and facilitate collaboration with other stakeholders in the public health community, both within and outside the field of chiropractic. The PHC may formulate rules and policies such that it may deem necessary for the effective discharge of its appointed duties.

The Chair shall be appointed by the WFC Council and shall serve a period of four years. This period may be extended by agreement of the Council, upon recommendation of the PHC. Applicants must demonstrate a strong track record in the field of public health and preferably possess a relevant higher degree.

The successful candidate will be expected to coordinate and be actively engaged in the work of the PHC liaising with its members and reporting to Council. The current priority areas of work for the PHC are healthy ageing, women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health, and opioid overuse.

Applications for the office of Chair of the Public Health Committee, along with a current CV, should be sent to the WFC Secretary-General at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, February 15, 2019.

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