Our story

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.

Australia map image with words The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre 2013-2023