Prevention Centre news

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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Time to broaden our horizons: Professor Andrew Wilson

3 May 2018

Australia’s prevention community should expand its focus to consider a broader range of chronic conditions and more diverse risk factors, Prevention Centre Director Professor Andrew Wilson has told the Prevention 2018 Conference.

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Advancing systems thinking and practice

4 April 2018

The Prevention Centre has brought together nearly 100 systems researchers, policy makers and practitioners from across Australia and New Zealand to discuss challenges and learnings from applying systems approaches in their work.

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Improving food security and nutrition in Aboriginal communities

19 March 2018

A new research project funded by the Medical Research Future Fund is working to improve Aboriginal food security in both urban and remote communities.

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Modelling drives innovation to prove the case for prevention

8 March 2018

A new Prevention Centre dynamic simulation model is enabling researchers to test the impact of innovative prevention strategies and demonstrate the economic and social benefits in a way that has never been possible in Australia before.

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