Prevention Centre blog

What would you do with $100 million for prevention? Tackling our greatest challenge

Rohan Greenland | General Manager, Advocacy, National Heart Foundation of Australia
09 August 2018

If we had more money for prevention, we should invest our dollars to tackle the big risk factors – tobacco, diet, high body mass, alcohol use, physical inactivity and high blood pressure – not just because they have an immense impact on health, but also because they cause so many different chronic conditions.

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Director’s update

Professor Andrew Wilson | Director

Following our refunding, we're working on a new work plan comprising a range of exciting new projects on the prevention of chronic disease.

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What would you do with $100 million a year for prevention? A UK perspective

Professor Brian Ferguson | Chief Economist, Public Health England
25 July 2018

To complement our special issue of the Health Promotion Journal of Australia, guest authors describe the best buys for prevention spending in Australia

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Director’s update

Professor Andrew Wilson | Director
13 June 2018

Understanding how co-production works is as much part of the research agenda for the Prevention Centre as the specific projects we undertake.

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Director’s update

Professor Andrew Wilson | Director
09 April 2018

Let's push the envelope by looking at prevention of other chronic diseases and conditions.

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Director’s update

Professor Andrew Wilson | Director
07 February 2018

Following the loss of the Prevention Centre's Deputy Director, Sonia Wutzke, it is now time to find someone to manage the Centre's operations.

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Time for a rethink in how we approach chronic pain

Professor Fiona Blyth | Professor of Public Health and Pain Medicine, University of Sydney
02 February 2018

One in five Australians now lives with chronic pain, and most have little access to specialist pain services. But there is a better way. And it requires a radical change in how we think about pain.

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A time for action: the Prevention Centre to expand

Associate Professor Sonia Wutzke | Deputy director
14 December 2017

We already know what to do to reduce risk factors for preventable chronic disease - now we need to turn that knowledge into sustained action. As we head into the New Year, we will be refocusing and renewing our efforts to undertake research that will accelerate change.

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Director’s update

Professor Andrew Wilson | Director
12 December 2017

We've learnt a lot about working in partnerships during the last 4½ years. As 2017 draws to a close, we look forward to continuing to grow and improve our partnerships in the year ahead.

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Enacting change in complex systems: Why theory matters

Professor Penny Hawe | Chief Investigator

Complexity theory gives us a different way of thinking that enables us to drive change, maximise health gains and prevent chronic disease.

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