The behaviours and other risk factors that cause chronic disease are complex and embedded into everyday life. Achieving and sustaining meaningful change requires a systems perspective – recognising the role of social, economic and environmental factors and how each of these interacts.
We bring together more than 200 academic researchers, policy partners and prevention practitioners to conduct research into what works and what doesn’t work to prevent chronic disease. Our aim is to provide decision makers with evidence and tools to turn knowledge into sustained action.
Find out more about our approach in our corporate brochure, Partnering to prevent chronic disease.
Building evidence and capacity
Our approach is unique across four broad areas.
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 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.