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Findings briefs

These briefs summarise the key results and relevance of completed Prevention Centre research projects – the reason for the project, what the project did, what it found and why it matters.

Creating healthy liveable neighbourhoods

The project reviewed state-based urban planning policies across five liveability domains (alcohol, food, public open space, transport, walkability) and explored the relationships between these policies and health outcomes.

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Designing economic evaluations to better inform investment in prevention programs

This project set out to develop guidelines for economic evaluations that would enable policy makers to make better decision about the benefits of prevention programs.

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A what-if tool to address alcohol harms

This project developed a dynamic simulation model of alcohol use in NSW to forecast the
effectiveness of a variety of approaches and explore what combination of interventions is likely
to achieve the best outcomes.

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Partnering to develop a decision tool to reduce childhood overweight and obesity

The NSW Ministry of Health commissioned the Prevention Centre to develop a dynamic
simulation model to determine what interventions will be required to achieve the NSW
Premier’s target of a 5% reduction in childhood overweight and obesity by 2025.

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Are healthy diets really more expensive?

We studied the cost of healthy versus unhealthy diets and developed a new measuring tool – Healthy Diets ASAP – to investigate the impact of nutrition policies.

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Roadmap to tackle obesity prevention

In an Australian first, this project examined how national, state and territory policies for addressing unhealthy diets and obesity measure up against international best practice.

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Bringing together the national story of the Healthy Workers Initiative

This project shows how states and territories implemented the Healthy Workers Initiative, and reveals factors that helped or hindered the programs.

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Why childhood overweight management needs a place in the health system

Without a clear position in the health care system, childhood overweight and obesity management programs are vulnerable to external factors like changes in funding priorites.

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