Since we were established in 2013, we have provided a focus for chronic disease prevention research in Australia. We concentrate on working in partnership, with the aim of translating our evidence into practice. To find a research project by topic area, browse our Research Themes
In 2018, we were refunded until 2023. Our Funding Partners are NHMRC, Australian Government Department of Health, ACT Health, Cancer Council Australia, NSW Ministry of Health, South Australian Department for Health and Wellbeing, Tasmanian Department of Health, and VicHealth.
For more detailed information about the current projects that fall under this funding arrangement, click on the links below:
In 2017, the Australian Government, through the Department of Health, provided us with $10 million for 10 specific research projects under the Boosting Prevention program, which is funded from the Medical Research Future Fund. Download a list of our projects funded by the Australian Government, through the Department of Health’s Medical Research Future Fund here (PDF 275KB).
For more detailed information about each MRFF-funded project, click on the links below:
- Harnessing big data and dynamic simulation modelling to tackle child and adolescent overweight and obesity and unsustainable healthcare expenditure in Australia
- Generating and translating knowledge in health promotion and lifestyle improvement prior to and during pregnancy to reduce the burden of maternal obesity
- Diet and chronic disease prevention: Supporting implementation of priority actions in the food and nutrition system
- Harnessing the power of physical activity for improving the Australian prevention system
- Strengthening the role of Primary Health Networks in the prevention of chronic disease
- Community managed organisations: A potential role in addressing the chronic disease burden among people with a mental illness
- Improving Aboriginal food security and dietary intake: Approaches for remote and urban communities
- Strategies and models for preventing or reducing the risk of the development of chronic pain in primary care
- Prudent advice on the prevention of dementia: Translating best evidence, using the 45 and up study cohort data, on the proportion of dementia that might be preventable in the Australian population
- Reducing injury-related hospitalisations of vulnerable children through improved health literacy