Our new website celebrates its first birthday



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Can you believe our website is a year old? We can’t!

We went live with the new website on November 8, 2021 to overwhelmingly positive reactions from our network and our online visitors. Thank you. The positivity has continued throughout the year. Communications Manager Ainsley Burgess speaks for all of us when she says we are proud of our user-centred approach and ability to build best practice communication into an innovative platform.

The website is now world class with new filtering tools, search functionality and design that allows users to enjoy a 360 degree journey of our extensive resources, events and news in chronic disease prevention research.

Ainsley Burgess, Communications Manager

Prevention Centre Digital Producer Tim Johnson reports we have seen a 25% increase in website users with a 35% increase in ‘return visitors’ and a 10% increase in the average time spent on our site. As well as a 20% increase in Australian users, visits from the US and UK increased by over a third. Our social media audience is also going great guns with a 156% increase in website users from Twitter and a 263% increase in visitors from LinkedIn.

It’s wonderful to bring our research and reports to an ever wider global audience. Prevention Centre pages are now appearing in Google search results 250,000 times a month – more than double what it was a year ago.

Tim Johnson, Digital Producer

What were the top pages you visited on our website?

The website is a great way to connect CERI members and to showcase the research of CREs that we work so closely with.

Helen Signy, Science Communications Advisor

What were the top News items you visited?

National Preventive Health Strategy launched

You also loved news about our seed funding grants and a real-world implementation of an online portal for workplaces on health promotion around pregnancy.

It’s also wonderful to see great traction with our Prevention Headlines which is updated almost daily with news items about chronic disease prevention.

Cindy Jones, Senior Communications Officer

What were the top Events you visited?

Emerging Leaders Symposium

The end-of-project research seminar Creating healthy liveable cities: The journey of a research program also proved to be a hit with our website users.

The Past Events function is very popular on the website with recordings of webinars and other resources added online.

Karen Metcalfe, Engagement Coordinator

What were the top Resources you visited?

Prevention in the first 2000 days

You were also keen to view the Prevention Systems Change Framework and the Value of Prevention.

What were the top Projects you visited?

Thank you for loving the website as much as we do!