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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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Prevention Tracker project learns from local wisdom

8 October 2015

The Prevention Centre is working with a Tasmanian community on a pilot study that aims to learn from local activities to build a comprehensive picture of an effective prevention system.

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Call to bust the myths in prevention

2 October 2015

Public health advocates need to call out myths about chronic disease prevention, including that the public opposes government action to protect public health, Dr Sharon Willcox says.

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Hands-on modelling workshop tackles complexity of alcohol misuse

10 August 2015

A Prevention Centre research project has held the first of two workshops that will help develop a unique policy analysis tool for the prevention of alcohol-related harm in NSW.

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Putting a price on food: is price a barrier to healthy eating?

9 July 2015

Professor Amanda Lee is leading a project that is hoping to provide a fuller picture of the link between food pricing and the consumption of healthy food.

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