Prevention Centre news

‘Taking up smoking’ rates declining in adolescent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

23 September 2020

The proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adolescents who have never smoked has increased by 20 % in just over a decade a new study from the Prevention Centre has found.

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Investigators’ Forum and the future of chronic disease prevention

23 September 2020

The Prevention Centre held its final Investigators’ Forum for 2020 on 7 September, when our network gathered online for session one of the forum. The Plenary Session – an event with Professor Paul Kelly – will be held on 7 October.

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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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