Prevention Centre news

Knowledge generated from practice shows how to bring about system change for better health

8 July 2020

Professor Penny Hawe and her team have conducted a behind-the-scenes ethnography of the way practitioners scale-up obesity prevention policies and practices to every school and early childhood centre in NSW.

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Working with policy makers is key to Getting Australia Active

8 July 2020

A major new report from a Prevention Centre project Harnessing the power of physical activity for improving the prevention system has been recommended by the World Health Organization.

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Supermarkets urged to end heavy promotion of unhealthy foods

18 May 2020

A new report from the Prevention Centre finds that the promotion of junk food by supermarkets is encouraging poor dietary choices.

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How Australia’s 21 largest cities score for liveability

6 May 2020

Launch of the Australian Urban Observatory and liveability scorecards for the country's 21 largest cities.

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Chronic disease, health equity and COVID-19

4 May 2020

One in two Australians has a chronic disease or condition such as diabetes, asthma, heart disease or cancer.

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The Prevention Centre community during the COVID-19 pandemic

30 March 2020

A special message from Prevention Centre Co-Directors, Professor Lucie Rychetnik and Professor Andrew Lucie, on the impact of Covid-19 on the Prevention Centre.

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Healthy lifestyle modules embedded in Monash University midwifery degree

14 February 2020

Educating the next generation of midwives Six healthy lifestyle modules will be embedded in the undergraduate midwifery curriculum at Monash University from …

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All About You: Using social media to engage youth and understand health behaviour

13 February 2020

A Prevention Centre project using big data and simulation modelling to determine and reduce chronic disease is targeting the next generation.

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