Prevention Centre news

Learning from the positive stories of Aboriginal teenagers who don’t smoke

20 March 2017

A new Prevention Centre PhD project is studying the experiences of Aboriginal teenagers around smoking to shed light on the positive influences needed to prevent others from taking up the habit.

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Landmark report sets out roadmap to tackle obesity and unhealthy diets

20 February 2017

A landmark study involving more than 100 nutrition and policy experts from 53 organisations across the country has identified critical action areas for Australian governments to tackle the rise of obesity through unhealthy diets.

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Prevention Centre to shine at World Congress on Public Health

9 February 2017

The key to change is addressing the deeply held beliefs that determine how people operate within a system, Professor Diane Finegood will tell the World Congress on Public Health

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The evaluation conundrum: what to do when programs suddenly stop?

9 February 2017

With the announcement that funding for South Australia's OPAL program is ending, Professor Adrian Bauman discusses the implications for evaluation.

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Keep a ‘human in the loop’ when using big data for health policy: Nate Osgood

9 February 2017

If there’s one thing we can learn from Centrelink’s use of big data to recover debt, governments need to avoid action based purely on automated use of technologies, says internationally respected health data science expert Professor Nate Osgood.

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