Prevention Centre news

Engaging citizens in monitoring workplace support for breastfeeding

24 October 2018

The Prevention Centre is partnering with the Australian Breastfeeding Association and South Western Sydney Local Health District Health Promotion Service in an innovative project that is using citizen science to document workplace facilities for breastfeeding women. People will be asked to photograph and comment on the work environments where they would be expected to breastfeed … Continued

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Aboriginal communities find simple solutions to food insecurity

28 September 2018

A Prevention Centre project has identified a number of simple ways to reduce food insecurity in urban Aboriginal communities – the first study in Australia to capture local community voices in finding solutions to the problem. Food insecurity is when families have run out of food and have not been able to afford to buy … Continued

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Can the NSW Premier’s Priority on childhood obesity be met? Dynamic simulation modelling shows how

27 September 2018

It is theoretically possible to achieve the NSW Premier’s Priority target of a 5% reduction in childhood overweight and obesity in NSW by the end of 2025 – but significant cross‐portfolio policy actions will be required, our modeling has shown.

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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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