The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre is a national collaboration of researchers, policy makers and practitioners who are working together to identify new ways of understanding what works and what doesn’t to prevent chronic health problems in Australia.
Providing best evidence
Our priority areas are the behaviours and other risk factors that cause chronic disease, such as obesity, diet, tobacco, physical activity and alcohol. However, we are not limited in our scope and will draw on relevant research and practice from any field that can advance thinking, such as knowledge and experience gained in the fields of HIV prevention, motor vehicle accidents and Indigenous health.
The Prevention Centre aims to provide health decision makers with the best evidence to inform their policies and programs. We want to provide the evidence and tools for a comprehensive systemic approach to preventing chronic health problems, which includes working in the health system as well as in sectors outside of it, such as in schools, food production and retailing, and urban planning.
More about us
Our vision and missionWe are finding out how to build an effective, efficient and equitable system for the prevention of chronic disease.
Our approachThe behaviours and other risk factors that cause chronic disease are complex and embedded into everyday life. Achieving change requires a different way of intervening.
Our partnersThe Prevention Centre is one of two National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Partnership Centres to improve availability and quality of research evidence to health decision makers.
Our structure and governanceThe Prevention Centre is a collaboration in which the research is co-produced by academic researchers, systems practitioners and policy makers across Australia.