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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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Prevention Centre research shines at Menzies conference

22 July 2016

Six Prevention Centre researchers presented their work at a recent conference held by the Menzies Centre for Health Policy.

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Transforming communities one small step at a time

12 July 2016

Creating the small, immediate wins that eventually lead to systems change can transform communities, Professor Pennie Foster-Fishman says.

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Community insights inform larger scale prevention programs

7 June 2016

A new project generate evidence on strategies that have successfully enabled community prevention interventions to be scaled up.

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Small wins in local communities make national change possible

6 June 2016

A Prevention Centre project is tapping into the experience of local communities to tackle the epidemic of lifestyle-related chronic disease facing Australia.

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How to attract a policy maker’s attention

2 June 2016

Senior NSW Health bureaucrat Associate Professor Sarah Thackway offers five tips on approaching a policy maker

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