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Addressing mind and body in mental health services

31 March 2016

A new Prevention Centre research project will address the significant physical health issues of mental health clients.

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‘Natural experiments’ hold key to better public health research

24 March 2016

Conducting studies of ‘natural experiments’ such as policy changes and infrastructure projects could hold the key to identifying key factors essential for improving public health

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Beyond RCTs: why we should be addressing the real issues

24 March 2016

Many important questions in public health remain unanswered due to the research community’s preoccupation with randomised controlled trials: Don Nutbeam.

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Learning from successful childhood obesity programs

29 January 2016

A new research project is hoping to learn from the success of two Australian programs that are making inroads into the growing problem of childhood overweight and obesity.

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Centre investigators named among world’s most influential

28 January 2016

Two Prevention Centre Chief Investigators have been named in the list of the World’s Most Influential Minds 2015.

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Looking back, planning ahead

1 December 2015

It’s been a busy year for Prevention Centre investigators, partners and staff. We asked a selection of people involved across the Centre to briefly look back on the year that was and to preview their plans for 2016.

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Prevention economics made to order

30 November 2015

Professor Stephen Jan has learnt a key thing after talking to policy makers about their needs for the economic evaluation of prevention: one size does not fit all.

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Alcohol outlets: why location matters for the health of disadvantaged communities

10 November 2015

People from disadvantaged areas who live close to alcohol outlets rate their health as poorer than people who live in well-off areas who have the same access, the Prevention Centre’s Liveability Study has found.

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