Jahn Health Consultancy was established in 2010 to provide independent, high-quality and timely health promotion solutions. With over 19 years experience, we offer a range of services, including evidence-based program and policy development, project and contract management, strategic planning, research and evaluation, training, funding acquisition, auditing and resource development.
We are committed to improving all aspects of health and wellbeing through the portfolio areas of physical activity, healthy eating, alcohol and other drugs, tobacco control and smoking cessation, injury prevention and safety promotion, sexual health, mental health, and health service management. We work across a variety of settings, including schools, tertiary institutions, workplaces, not-for-profit and community organisations, and Government departments. We have acquired our expertise working in the Western Australian and Australian Governments, not-for-profit and education sectors. We also have international experience in the health and social service fields.
Jahn Health Consultancy is dedicated to improving health across the lifespan. This, coupled with our commitment to deliver high-quality outcomes, means we are ideally placed to provide a professional and cost-effective service.
Gemma Jahn Director, Jahn Health Consultancy
Gemma graduated from Curtin University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science (Distinction). She was a four-time recipient of the Vice Chancellor's List award and is a member of the Golden Key National Honour Society. In 2000, Gemma was invited to join WA Health's Alcohol and Other Drugs Program where she worked on statewide health promotion campaigns and programs addressing alcohol, illicit and medical drugs.
Gemma moved to the Australian Department of Health and Ageing in 2003 where she managed the regional Western Australian Commonwealth Carelink Centre contracts, as well as contracts in the National Respite for Carers Program and the Rural Health Branch.
Gemma spent two years in the United Kingdom working with the Southwark Social Services Department followed by the National Health Service. Working in the Greenwich Primary Care Trust, she completed large-scale policy, training, event and health promotion projects that focused on alcohol and illicit drug harm minimisation.
After returning to Perth, Gemma commenced work with WA Health's Population Health Policy Branch. She managed a review of the model used to contract health promotion programs from the non-government sector. She was involved in preparing the WA Health Promotion Strategic Framework 2007-2011 and managed two tender processes to contract health promotion programs from non-government organisations.
In 2009, Gemma was employed by the University of Western Australia to conduct qualitative research into event management and reducing alcohol-related harm at events. She wrote the comprehensive Managing Alcohol at Events: A Toolkit for Students, Staff and Visitors, and developed and delivered a complementary training program. She also delivered Responsible Service of Alcohol training on campus.
Gemma founded Jahn Health Consultancy in 2010 and completed two projects focusing on physical activity for Foodbank WA, including an audit of Foodbank's physical activity strategies and the development of the Choose to Move physical activity program.
In early 2011, Gemma was asked to implement the University of Western Australia's smoke-free policy. Since then, she has worked in the University's Health Promotion Unit on a variety of projects, including writing a strategic plan for the University's Medical Centre, preparing national award submissions and delivering training programs.
Gemma has recently conducted an audit of sexual assault and sexual harassment in The University of Western Australia's residential college system. The final report is available here.