Prevention Centre news

Local organisations pledge to tackle urban Aboriginal food insecurity

9 April 2019

A coalition of stakeholders has pledged to work together with two Aboriginal communities in NSW to address food insecurity, after two workshops …

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Online portal to support women’s healthy lifestyles around pregnancy in the workplace

9 April 2019

A Prevention Centre project is developing an online one-stop shop for employers and women using health promotion to reduce the burden of obesity both before and during pregnancy.

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New chronic pain resources for primary care

2 April 2019

The Prevention Centre has launched a new tool for Primary Health Networks (PHNs) to improve their knowledge about the opportunities for prevention and management of chronic pain.

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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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