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Improving Aboriginal food security and diet

This project will focus on improving food security and nutrition among Aboriginal communities in urban and remote areas.

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Preventing the development of chronic pain

This project focuses on preventing and better managing chronic pain in primary care. It aims to prevent progression to disabling chronic pain, and to reduce the demand for opioid and pain management services.

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Employing physical activity to prevent chronic disease

The project will undertake a series of tasks to improve physical inactivity levels across Australia, such as standardising approaches to population surveillance and monitoring and developing a framework for decision makers nationally.

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Addressing chronic disease risk factors in people with mental illness

In this project, consumers, care providers and senior executives will co-design a model for community managed organisations to use in the support of people with a mental illness.

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Enhancing prevention in primary health care – Phase 1

This project is exploring how PHNs can improve preventive health practices in primary health care services, with a focus on how PHNs work in prevention and how it can be enhanced.

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Enriching community capacity for better health

This project seeks to develop more effective population health interventions by understanding how to harness communities’ existing capacity for change and how to generate new capacity to adapt to ongoing challenges.

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Developing the tools to map and measure urban liveability across Australia – Phase 1

This project is developing a national database of indicators for the liveability domains of walkability, transport, public open space, food environment, alcohol environment, housing affordability and employment.

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Perceptions of prevention: what does the Australian community think?

This national population survey is quantifying community attitudes and values towards government intervention for the prevention of lifestyle-related chronic diseases.

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