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.
Prevention Centre research is informing the way the NSW Ministry of Health conducts economic evaluations.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Methods used to map social networks developed by Prevention Tracker team have led to new investment in a local food program in Tasmania.Read More
A dynamic simulation modelling tool developed in partnership between the Prevention Centre and policy makers is being used to predict which policies will work.Read More
A Prevention Centre project has identified concrete actions that governments in Australia can take to address obesity.Read More