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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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Liveability project highlighted in Lancet series

5 October 2016

A Prevention Centre project that is addressing risk factors for chronic disease by making cities more liveable has been featured in a major Lancet series on urban design, transport and health.

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How to top the most highly cited list

19 September 2016

Professor Billie Giles-Corti and Professor Adrian Bauman have been named among the 3000 most highly cited researchers in Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers 2016 report.

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Enabling a healthy food chain for urban Aboriginal families

1 September 2016

A new Prevention Centre project is finding ways to address food insecurity in urban Aboriginal populations in order to prevent high rates of overweight, obesity and chronic disease.

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Awards for public health research that has a real-world impact

17 August 2016

The Sax Institute is again celebrating researchers whose work supports policy decisions that make a real-world difference to people’s health and wellbeing through the 2016 Research Action Awards.

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Experts meet to map complex factors in childhood obesity

10 August 2016

Researchers, policy makers and service providers have participated in the first of three workshops to inform the NSW Premier’s Priority for reducing childhood overweight and obesity.

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