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Modelling the costs of obesity from adolescence to adulthood

This PhD project will build a health economic model of the progression from obesity into early adulthood, predicting the cost effectiveness of obesity prevention in early childhood.

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Using systems thinking to drive community changes for better health

This project will improve understanding of the feasibility and effectiveness of using the Systems Change Framework to improve health and wellbeing in Tasmanian communities.

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Preventing young Aboriginal people from starting to smoke

This PhD project is exploring trends in smoking initiation and non-smoking experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adolescents aged 10 to 24 years.

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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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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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