Community co-design for preventive health



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Workshop presenters shared case studies that highlighted the success of population health initiatives. A recording of the presentations is available here.

Mitchell Bowden, Engagement Lead, Policy and Projects at Monash School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine’s Health and Social Care Unit, spoke about the importance of co-design and the ingredients needed to make it work.

Whether it is called co-design, co-production, co-creation, consumer and community involvement or stakeholder engagement, different models of co-design all involve working with people to achieve a shared goal. Connection is at the heart of these collaborations.

Other speakers shared case studies of working with communities to co-design prevention interventions.

Renea Camilleri from Jean Hailes for Women’s Health went through the consultation processes for a community-led program to manage Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in Indigenous communities.

Andrew Perusco from CRE Tobacco Endgame covered the barriers and challenges of a tobacco control project for Arabic-speaking communities in Sydney’s southwest. Both were highly engaging and interesting case studies offering insights for early and mid-career prevention professionals.

The Emerging Leaders Symposium was presented by the Prevention Centre and associated Centres of Research Excellence, through the Collaboration for Enhanced Research Impact (CERI).

About CERI

The Collaboration for Enhanced Research Impact (CERI) is a joint initiative between the Prevention Centre and several NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence, established in June 2020 to enhance the profile and impact of chronic disease prevention in Australia. We are working together to find alignment in the policy and practice implications of our work and to develop shared communications across our various projects and participating centres.

CERI develop shared communication across research projects and participating centres.

About the Emerging Leaders Network

The Emerging Leaders Network (ELN) offers networking and capability building opportunities for early and mid-career researchers, policy makers and practitioners working in prevention across Australia. ELN members work across universities, research institutes, government departments and agencies, and non-government organisations. The network offers access to webinars, workshops, networking events and symposia.

Simon Chiu