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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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Project expanded to tackle all forms of diabetes in pregnancy

15 May 2017

Dynamic simulation modelling will examine the growing problem of all diabetes in pregnancy, as a PhD project expands due to interest from clinicians and policy makers.

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Engaging the bystanders of public health

12 April 2017

Citizen science is growing at “breathtaking speed,” and it is time public health tapped into it as vehicle for public awareness and action.

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ACT works across govt to tackle obesity

12 April 2017

The ACT is using a systems approach to address the wicked problem of obesity.

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Roving reports from the World Congress on Public Health

12 April 2017

We asked members of the Prevention Centre network to report on their Congress highlights.

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