Media releases

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Food dashboard shows just how unhealthy Australian supermarkets are

16 June 2021: Australian supermarkets have been ‘red-flagged’ for unhealthy food promotion in a newly launched national food dashboard designed to track the key driver of high obesity rates in Australia.

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Growing public support for government action to prevent chronic disease: study

11 June 2019: Research released today by The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre shows an unexpected leap in public support for government action on chronic disease.

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Investing in prevention partnership on chronic disease bears fruit

4 December 2018: The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre today released its outcomes report 2013–2018, detailing the progress the Prevention Centre has made in forging innovative new research–policy partnerships to help reduce the toll of chronic disease.

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New funding to drive action in preventing chronic disease

9 July 2018: The Prevention Centre has been awarded $7.7 million by the National Health and Medical Research Council to continue its work on the prevention of lifestyle-related chronic disease.

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New project to help tackle chronic pain

1 February 2018: The Turnbull Government is boosting its commitment to preventive health by providing $10 million for new research projects that focus on preventing disease and keeping people out of hospital.

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Chronic disease prevention research receives significant budget funding boost

9 May 2017: Australia’s efforts to prevent chronic disease have received a significant boost tonight with the Federal Government’s Budget announcement of a $10 million investment in The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre based at the Sax Institute.

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Most overweight and obese children can’t access weight management services

5 April 2017: Overweight and obese children in every part of Australia should have access to weight management services under a unified, national approach to managing the growing epidemic of childhood obesity, according to new research presented today at the World Congress on Public Health in Melbourne.

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Landmark report sets out ambitious roadmap to tackle obesity and unhealthy diets

20 February 2017: A landmark Prevention Centre study involving more than 100 nutrition and policy experts from 53 organisations across the country has identified critical action areas for Australian governments to tackle the rise of obesity through unhealthy diets.

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