Research projects

Community-led solutions to prevent Aboriginal child injury

This project is testing whether engaging young parents aged 15 to 24 could be a way to deliver injury prevention messages while addressing many of the underlying risk factors for hospitalisation and chronic disease.

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Assessing the cost of healthy diets in low socioeconomic groups in Australia

This PhD project will tailor the Healthy Diets ASAP methods to a low socioeconomic population. It will generate evidence to inform public health policy actions to improve food security, nutrition and diet-related health in this population.

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Scaling up public health interventions

Not every intervention can or should be scaled up. This PhD project is investigating how scale-up is being implemented in Australia, as well as the facilitators and barriers that decision makers encounter when scaling up.

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Anticipatory Care Projects in Tasmania

The Prevention Centre is supporting the Anticipatory Care Project in Tasmania, an action learning research project that aims to find effective ways of reaching people who need care most.

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Enhancing prevention in primary health care – Phase 2

Following the first phase of our research into strengthening the role of PHNs in prevention, this project aims to identify what prevention activities are feasible in primary health care.

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Compelling Case Project – Phase 2

This project will build on the national system dynamics model (developed in phase 1) to show how the model can be updated as new data becomes available, making it a long-term decision support asset for best buys in chronic disease prevention and burden reduction.

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Implementation and scale up

This project will work with our policy and practitioner partners in five jurisdictions across Australia to develop and test tools to help them assess the feasibility and barriers for scale up. We will then apply these tools across several real-world projects.

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Valuing healthy liveable cities – Phase 2

Despite an increase in research on the built environment and health, much of it is never translated into policy. This project will use evidence-based indicators, large-scale individual-level activity models and an economic evaluation framework to build a ‘virtual laboratory’ to identify and test prevention strategies.

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If you're interested in any of the Prevention Centre's research projects, or would like more information about any aspect of our work, please email us at preventioncentre@saxinstitute.org.au or call us on (02) 9188 9576.

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