Case studies of impact

The Prevention Centre is one of three NHMRC Partnership Centres designed to bring together academic researchers, health system practitioners and policy makers to co-create knowledge. This model of research is aimed at ensuring our research findings are timely and relevant to affect policy action. Our impact is therefore not only measured by traditional academic outputs, such as peer-reviewed papers, but also by the use of our findings and tools to inform and influence policy. The following case studies illustrate how Prevention Centre research projects are influencing public health policy in Australia.

Advising the NSW Ministry of Health on economic evaluation in population health

Prevention Centre research is informing the way the NSW Ministry of Health conducts economic evaluations.

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Providing expert advice for University of Tasmania MPH course

An innovative course in systems thinking developed with support from the Prevention Centre has become a core unit of the Master of Public Health at the University of Tasmania.

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Building a local workforce of dynamic modellers

The Prevention Centre is building the capacity of Australian policy makers and academics to use dynamic simulation modelling techniques to address complex public health problems.

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Informing Tasmania's Alcohol Action Framework

Our dynamic simulation modelling team is working in Tasmania to understand the best way of tackling harmful alcohol consumption.

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PhD project builds network to tackle diabetes in pregnancy

A PhD project has led to the development of a network of senior clinical experts, academics and dynamic systems modellers tackling diabetes in pregnancy in the ACT.

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Mapping vital connections between food programs in Tasmania

Methods used to map social networks developed by Prevention Tracker team have led to new investment in a local food program in Tasmania.

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Informing the NSW Premier’s Priority on childhood overweight and obesity

A dynamic simulation modelling tool developed in partnership between the Prevention Centre and policy makers is being used to predict which policies will work.

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A policy roadmap to address unhealthy diet and obesity

A Prevention Centre project has identified concrete actions that governments in Australia can take to address obesity.

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