Prevention Centre news

Affordability of healthy diets and the COVID-19 pandemic

3 December 2020

Researchers call for fully-supplemented JobSeeker rates to be retained permanently Researchers examined the positive impact of additional payments and supplements to unemployment …

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The power of working together: Research centres join forces in major new platform for prevention

3 December 2020

Four Centres of Research Excellence (CREs) have teamed with the Prevention Centre to form a critical mass of more than 350 leading …

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Pitfalls and promise: A relational approach for connecting with policy makers

6 November 2020

Crafting personal connections between researchers and policy makers around shared values is crucial to increasing the uptake of research findings, the Prevention Centre’s most recent Research Network meeting heard.

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‘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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