In 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 current funders
The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care, ACT Health, Cancer Council Australia, NSW Ministry of Health, Tasmanian Department of Health, VicHealth, and Wellbeing SA.
Our funding history
The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre was established in 2013 as a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Partnership Centre for Better Health, administered by the Sax Institute.
After more than a decade of hosting and administering the Prevention Centre, the Sax Institute continues to support this partnership for the prevention of chronic disease as one of its core programs.
The Prevention Centre’s initial funding was provided by its original funding partners: NHMRC, Australian Government Department of Health, NSW Ministry of Health, ACT Health and the HCF Research Foundation.
In 2017, the Australian Government, through the Department of Health, provided the Prevention Centre with a further $10 million for 10 specific research projects under the Medical Research Future Fund’s Boosting Preventive Health Research initiative.
In 2018, the Prevention Centre was refunded for a further five years until 2023 by the NHMRC, Australian Government Department of Health, ACT Health, Cancer Council Australia, NSW Ministry of Health, Wellbeing SA, Tasmanian Department of Health, and VicHealth.
From 2022 to 2023, Queensland Health joined the Prevention Centre as a financial contributor and valued partner.
During more than a decade of research, collaboration and engagement, the Prevention Centre has developed links with the following universities, policy agencies and organisations.
- Australian National University
- Bond University
- Deakin University
- Griffith University
- La Trobe University
- Monash University
- RMIT University
- The University of Melbourne
- The University of Queensland
- The University of Sydney
- University of Adelaide
- University of Newcastle
- University of Tasmania
- University of Wollongong
- UNSW Sydney
- Western Sydney University
- Open University, UK
- Simon Fraser University, Canada
- University of Bath, UK
- University of Auckland, New Zealand
- University of British Columbia, Canada
- VU University, Amsterdam
- Menzies Centre for Health Policy and Economics
- Menzies School of Health Research
- The George Institute for Global Health
- Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute
- National Ageing Research Institute
- Centre of Research Excellence in Implementation for Community Chronic Disease Prevention
- Centre of Research Excellence in the Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood (EPOCH CRE)
- Centre of Research Excellence in Food Retail Environments for Health (RE-FRESH)
- Centre of Research Excellence in Health in Preconception and Pregnancy: Prevention of maternal obesity
- Centre of Research Excellence National Centre of Implementation Science
- Centre of Research Excellence Women’s Health in Reproductive Life
- Centre of Research Excellence Preventing Falls-related Injuries
- Centre of Research Excellence Tobacco Endgame
- Centre of Research Excellence Women and Non-Communicable Diseases
- Healthy Food, Healthy Planet, Healthy People Centre for Research Excellence
- Healthy Housing Centre of Research Excellence
- ACT Health
- Australian Government Department of Health
- Australian Government Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
- Department of Health & Human Services, Victoria
- Department of Premier and Cabinet, NSW
- Hunter New England Population Health
- NSW Ministry of Health
- NSW Treasury
- Queensland Health
- Wellbeing SA
- Tasmanian Government Department of Health
- Victorian Department of Health
- Cancer Council Australia
- Cancer Council Victoria
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 structure and governanceThe Prevention Centre is a collaboration: research is co-produced by academic researchers, systems practitioners and policy makers across Australia.