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Chronic disease prevention research receives significant budget funding boost

9 May 2017: Australia’s efforts to prevent chronic disease have received a significant boost tonight with the Federal Government’s Budget announcement of a $10 million investment in The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre based at the Sax Institute.

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Most overweight and obese children can’t access weight management services

5 April 2017: Overweight and obese children in every part of Australia should have access to weight management services under a unified, national approach to managing the growing epidemic of childhood obesity, according to new research presented today at the World Congress on Public Health in Melbourne.

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Landmark report sets out ambitious roadmap to tackle obesity and unhealthy diets

20 February 2017: A landmark Prevention Centre study involving more than 100 nutrition and policy experts from 53 organisations across the country has identified critical action areas for Australian governments to tackle the rise of obesity through unhealthy diets.

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Bottle shops, pubs and clubs: why location matters for the health of disadvantaged communities

4 November 2015: Living close to a bottle shop, pub or club, has a greater impact on health for those in disadvantaged areas compared to people in well-off areas, a new study has found.

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New $22m chronic disease research centre will drive critical change

4 September 2013: A major new $22.6 million partnership research centre will tackle head on, the chronic disease tsunami facing Australia.

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