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Pro-competition legislation gives alcohol industry the upper hand: study

30 June 2017

Explicit public health objectives should be included in planning and liquor licensing controls to prevent community development from being shaped by interest groups, a new Prevention Centre paper says.

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Dynamic simulation modelling informs alcohol strategy in Tasmania

23 June 2017

The Prevention Centre is building a dynamic simulation model to inform strategies to reduce alcohol-related harms in Tasmania. This will form the basis of Tasmania’s forthcoming new Alcohol Action Framework.

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Increasing spending on prevention is cost-effective: report

16 June 2017

A strong case can be made for increasing spending on the prevention of chronic disease because it is cost effective – even if it means removing funding from other parts of the health system, according to a new report.

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Target the most inactive in physical activity programs: UK experts

8 June 2017

Australian policy makers should target those who are most physically inactive to achieve the greatest societal gains, say the chief architects of England’s much-lauded participation policy.

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Making the compelling case for prevention

8 June 2017

Public health policy makers met with academic researchers and advocates in Canberra to map the complex tapestry of factors that lead to chronic disease as part of a new project that will make a compelling case for prevention.

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Be courageous: translating systems thinking to public health issues

31 May 2017

Public health needs to “embrace complexity” to effectively use a systems thinking approach to prevent chronic disease, Professor Mike Kelly, visiting public health expert from the University of Cambridge, told a recent Prevention Centre meeting.

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Prevention news wrap

5 June 2017

Your guide to what’s been happening in prevention: the news and views you may have missed in the past few months.

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How health services view their role in the prevention of overweight and obesity

24 May 2017

Obesity prevention guidelines are not being consistently implemented in health services due to a sense of futility about what can be done for people who are already overweight and obese.

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