Prevention Centre news

New community-led project for childhood injury prevention in Walgett

21 May 2019

An MRFF-funded project is aiming to boost health literacy around childhood injury prevention in an Aboriginal community in remote NSW by providing a suite of services requested by young Aboriginal parents.

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More Aboriginal people taking up smoking as young adults: study

12 May 2019

PhD candidate Christina Heris has discovered a recent trend in Aboriginal smoking uptake, with more people starting to smoke as young adults rather than as teenagers.

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Our new PhD projects

9 April 2019

A new tool to help policy makers assess the scalability of programs and world-first insights into the influence of price on the …

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Local organisations pledge to tackle urban Aboriginal food insecurity

9 April 2019

A coalition of stakeholders has pledged to work together with two Aboriginal communities in NSW to address food insecurity, after two workshops …

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Online portal to support women’s healthy lifestyles around pregnancy in the workplace

9 April 2019

A Prevention Centre project is developing an online one-stop shop for employers and women using health promotion to reduce the burden of obesity both before and during pregnancy.

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New chronic pain resources for primary care

2 April 2019

The Prevention Centre has launched a new tool for Primary Health Networks (PHNs) to improve their knowledge about the opportunities for prevention and management of chronic pain.

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Australia’s first national model of chronic disease burden

14 February 2019

A Prevention Centre project has highlighted the potential of dynamic simulation modelling for policy makers to demonstrate the value of prevention and its associated impact on costs and health outcomes.

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Lessons from the bush: how remote Aboriginal communities are improving nutrition

14 February 2019

Having a “bush picnic” in the remote Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands in South Australia is one of the ways nutritionist Rhiannon Hutchinson is supporting local communities to make changes that aim to improve diets and health into the future.

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