Prevention Centre news

Systems in communities and child obesity: two new PhD projects

5 August 2019

The Prevention Centre has offered scholarships to two new PhD candidates. One will study the use of systems in communities, and the …

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Remote Aboriginal communities improve their food security and diet

30 July 2019

A research project conducted with remote Aboriginal communities in South Australia has resulted in an increase in the proportion and amount of healthy foods and drinks sold – the first such improvement in over 40 years.

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Beyond mapping: how these models are bringing systems to life

28 June 2019

An article published today in PLOS One describes the value of a quantified participatory process in developing a dynamic simulation model of diabetes in pregnancy.

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Prevention leaders welcome long-awaited National Preventive Health Strategy

13 June 2019

The development of a new National Preventive Health Strategy should provide a framework for targeted investment in prevention interventions that work, Prevention …

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Call for new approaches to prevention

13 June 2019

Speakers at the Public Health Prevention Conference 2019 called on Australia’s public health community to expand their approach in order to better …

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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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