Prevention Centre news

Dr Gabriela Willis receives award for dynamic simulation modelling work

16 May 2018

Dr Gabriela Willis, public health registrar at the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Tasmania, has been awarded the Gerry Murphy Prize for her work with the Prevention Centre to build a dynamic simulation model testing the impact of policies on alcohol-related harm in Tasmania.

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A step-by-step guide to applying systems in everyday practice

10 May 2018

A systems framework developed by policy partners in Tasmania with support from the Prevention Centre is helping public health practitioners to apply systems tools and methods in their everyday work.

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Time to broaden our horizons: Professor Andrew Wilson

3 May 2018

Australia’s prevention community should expand its focus to consider a broader range of chronic conditions and more diverse risk factors, Prevention Centre Director Professor Andrew Wilson has told the Prevention 2018 Conference.

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Advancing systems thinking and practice

4 April 2018

The Prevention Centre has brought together nearly 100 systems researchers, policy makers and practitioners from across Australia and New Zealand to discuss challenges and learnings from applying systems approaches in their work.

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Improving food security and nutrition in Aboriginal communities

19 March 2018

A new research project funded by the Medical Research Future Fund is working to improve Aboriginal food security in both urban and remote communities.

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Modelling drives innovation to prove the case for prevention

8 March 2018

A new Prevention Centre dynamic simulation model is enabling researchers to test the impact of innovative prevention strategies and demonstrate the economic and social benefits in a way that has never been possible in Australia before.

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Is working in partnership worth it? A new tool to measure success

7 February 2018

A new assessment tool has been developed by the Prevention Centre’s Rapid Response Evaluation Capacity to measure the success of working in partnership.

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Trish Greenhalgh and Anne Kelso to discuss research impact

7 February 2018

World-renowned public health expert and advocate for increasing the use of knowledge in healthcare policy and practice, Professor Trish Greenhalgh OBE, will deliver a public lecture on research impact along with CEO of the NHMRC, Professor Anne Kelso.

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