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.
A decade of strengthening Australia’s prevention system
Read a summary of the first 10 years of our work and achievements.
More about us
Our visionThe Prevention Centre is finding out how to build an effective, efficient and equitable system for the prevention of chronic disease.
Our approachWe aim to build prevention system leaders, accelerate the use of new knowledge, and provide trusted advice to policy and practice.
Our partnersIn collaboration with our research, policy and practice partners, the Prevention Centre works towards the common goal of building an effective, efficient and equitable system for the prevention of chronic disease in Australia.
Our structure and governanceThe Prevention Centre is a collaboration: research is co-produced by academic researchers, systems practitioners and policy makers across Australia.