Media coverage

The Prevention Centre wants to engage with the broader community about the prevention of lifestyle-related chronic disease. This section includes media coverage of our work and events.

Smash the silos that constrain public health

12 June 2019: Public health practitioners have been urged to “smash the silos” that constrain their work, and to engage with champions for public health outside the sector.

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Patchy report card for states on obesity prevention efforts

2 April 2019: Public health experts have assessed states' and territories' obesity prevention efforts and have found progress is mixed.

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Public health: making the most of “citizen science”

5 November, 2018: Public health has a long tradition of engaging with communities to undertake research. But are we really tapping into their full potential?

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Forget vitamins, eating properly is as easy as this plate

3 August 2018: Professor Amanda Lee talks to Radio 3AW about how to get enough vitamins without taking supplements.

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What would you do with a hundred million dollars for prevention? A UK perspective

24 July 2018: Chief Economist for Public Health England, Professor Brian Ferguson, discusses how he would target this modest investment in preventive health to achieve maximum gain.

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Sydney on top for liveability, but falling behind on public transport

24 July 2018: Sydney is the most liveable capital city in Australia, a new report has found, but is falling well short of meeting public transport expectations.

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The most comprehensive wrap on the national obesity inquiry that you will read today!

11 July 2018: The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre has made one of 120 submissions to a Senate inquiry into the obesity epidemic in Australia.

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The magic pill: how do the health claims in Pete Evans' paleo diet doco stack up?

21 June 2018: A documentary by celebrity chef Pete Evans — which depicts a high-fat, low-carb diet as a treatment for autism, asthma and even cancer — is back in the spotlight this month after Netflix was urged to pull the film from its streaming service.

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