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.
Alcohol-related harm is a complex, wicked problem. This project developed a ‘what-if’ tool to test the likely impacts over time of a range of policies and programs to reduce alcohol-related harms in Tasmania.Read More
This project was the first in Australia to develop a dynamic simulation model to forecast the population health implications of smoking behaviour on COPD over the next 50 years. It found longer and more frequent quit attempts will lead to less COPD among smokers in future.Read More
This project set out to provide the evidence that will help policy makers decide whether programs are ‘scalable’ (i.e that they will work, be widely adopted, be acceptable, and be cost effective when rolled out at state or national level).Read More
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.Read More
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.