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Landmark report sets out roadmap to tackle obesity and unhealthy diets

20 February 2017

A landmark 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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Prevention news wrap

9 February 2017

Your essential 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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Keep a 'human in the loop' when using big data for health policy: Nate Osgood

9 February 2017

If there’s one thing we can learn from Centrelink’s use of big data to recover debt, governments need to avoid action based purely on automated use of technologies, says internationally respected health data science expert Professor Nate Osgood.

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The evaluation conundrum: what to do when programs suddenly stop?

9 February 2017

With the announcement that funding for South Australia's OPAL program is ending, Professor Adrian Bauman discusses the implications for evaluation.

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Prevention Centre to shine at World Congress on Public Health

9 February 2017

The key to change is addressing the deeply held beliefs that determine how people operate within a system, Professor Diane Finegood will tell the World Congress on Public Health

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Our talented team

5 December 2016

Get the back story on some of our investigators and collaborators who spoke at our Chief Investigators’ Forum about their career so far, what makes them proud, and their hopes for prevention in 2017.

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Dynamic simulation modelling sheds light on effective alcohol harm reduction approaches

1 November 2016

Injuries and emergency department presentations caused by alcohol consumption in NSW could fall by 20% in the next five years if the 2014 Liquor Licence reforms implemented in Kings Cross and the Sydney CBD were rolled out state-wide, modelling by The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre has shown.

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Childhood obesity must be integrated into routine healthcare: report

13 October 2016

The long-term success of childhood obesity interventions is being threatened because obesity management and prevention are not integrated into routine care in the Australian health system, a Prevention Centre project has concluded.

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