Prevention Centre news

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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Putting chronic pain on the map: PHNs meet to discuss prevention and management

6 February 2019

Representatives from Australia’s Primary Health Networks (PHNs) will come together in Sydney next month to discuss opportunities for improving the prevention and management of chronic pain in primary care.

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Four projects take the Prevention Centre into its new phase

4 December 2018

The Prevention Centre has launched the first four projects in its second phase of funding. The projects build on the foundations of the Prevention Centre’s first five years, with the aim of promoting sustained action to prevent chronic disease.

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Learning from communities in Tasmania: the Anticipatory Care project

3 December 2018

The Prevention Centre is working with the Tasmanian Department of Health to reduce chronic disease in Tasmania by identifying those at risk of poor health and engaging with them to prevent or slow their deterioration.

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Engaging citizens in monitoring workplace support for breastfeeding

24 October 2018

This innovative project is using citizen science to document workplace facilities for breastfeeding women.

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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.

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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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