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Research projects

We have 37 projects, as well as a number of projects that our Standing Capacities are supporting. Most of these projects are described below, and a diagram of our projects and activities and their links to our objectives is here (PDF, 152KB).

Building a compelling case for prevention

This project is gathering evidence on the big picture about prevention to help deliver a ‘what if’ tool that will allow decision makers to explore the likely impacts of different interventions to prevent chronic disease.

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Improving food security in Aboriginal communities

This project seeks to better understand the factors behind the serious issue of food insecurity in Aboriginal communities, and to identify potential solutions in two non-remote communities that are participating in the Study of Environment on Aboriginal Resilience and Child Health.

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Assessing costs and benefits of whole-of-government prevention

This project aims to enhance whole-of-government decision making on prevention interventions through developing a framework to determine value for money of prevention activities across sectors.

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A sense of scale: Exploring ways to implement effective prevention

This project is seeking to improve the implementation of evidence-based interventions addressing chronic disease risk factors by identifying effective scaling-up strategies in community settings such as childcare services, schools, workplaces and sports venues.

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Learning from local communities: Prevention Tracker expands

Prevention Tracker is working with a number of communities across diverse areas and populations of Australia to help us to better understand local communities’ prevention systems and then guide and monitor communities’ work to prevent chronic disease.

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Shedding light on how health policies are implemented

This project is exploring some electronic methods for collecting data about health prevention policy and program distribution - to examine and quantify the extent to which resources and organisational capacity contribute to implementing policies and achieving targets.

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Losing weight and keeping it off: will incentives help?

The project will investigate the effectiveness of financial and social incentives to maintain weight loss that participants achieve during the Healthy Weight For Life program.

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Integrating mind and body: combining physical and mental health

This project is exploring the feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness of a locating a designated preventive care practitioner in a mental health service to address clients’ chronic disease risks.

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If you're interested in any of the Prevention Centre's research projects, or would like more information about any aspect of our work, please email us at preventioncentre@saxinstitute.org.au or call us on (02) 9188 9576.

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