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How do we effectively embed health at all levels of political and policy decision-making?

Examining the ways in which state and federal governments can ensure that health is taken into consideration at all levels of political and policy decisions across all sectors.

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Public health law: making it work for the prevention of chronic disease

This project, in collaboration with South Australia’s Department of Health and Wellbeing, will co-design codes of practice and process evaluations to form new policy.

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Increasing the effectiveness of tobacco tax policy and health warnings

This project will provide policy makers with clear specifications for tobacco policy changes that should be pursued to reduce tobacco-related harms.

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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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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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