Prevention Centre news

PHNs plan to improve prevention in primary care

28 August 2018

Representatives from Australia’s Primary Health Networks (PHNs) have come together in Canberra to discuss their role in the prevention of chronic disease.

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Online tool maps liveability across Australia’s cities

9 August 2018

In an Australian first, a team of researchers at RMIT University has developed a prototype online portal, the Urban Observatory, to provide a tool for policy makers and researchers to measure and compare the liveability of Australian cities. Released this week to stakeholders at RMIT University in Melbourne, the Urban Observatory will enable users to … Continued

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From scaling up to driverless cars – the Prevention Centre opens new frontiers in prevention

9 August 2018

With $15 million in new funding announced last month, the Prevention Centre is expanding its focus to identify next-generation strategies to prevent chronic disease and assist decision makers to take effective action.

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

2 August 2018

Following last year’s report by Professor Alan Shiell and Hannah Jackson, showing that Australia should focus on where we target prevention spending rather than on how much we spend, the Prevention Centre has delved deeper into the issue with a sponsored special issue of the Health Promotion Journal of Australia. Sponsored by the Prevention Centre … Continued

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Boosting quit attempts can significantly reduce COPD burden in NSW

14 June 2018

Identifying smokers who are likely to quit and providing them with targeted support has the potential to reduce the burden of COPD in NSW by more than 20 per cent over the next 50 years, our modelling has shown.

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Boosting prevention: new projects underway

24 May 2018

The prevention of chronic disease in Australia has received a significant boost with the launch of 10 new Prevention Centre projects funded by the Medical Research Future Fund’s (MRFF) Boosting Preventive Health Research Program.

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Dr Gabriela Willis receives award for dynamic simulation modelling work

16 May 2018

Dr Gabriela Willis, public health registrar at the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Tasmania, has been awarded the Gerry Murphy Prize for her work with the Prevention Centre to build a dynamic simulation model testing the impact of policies on alcohol-related harm in Tasmania.

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A step-by-step guide to applying systems in everyday practice

10 May 2018

A systems framework developed by policy partners in Tasmania with support from the Prevention Centre is helping public health practitioners to apply systems tools and methods in their everyday work.

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