These briefs summarise the key results and relevance of completed Prevention Centre research projects – the reason for the project, what the project did, what it found and why it matters.
A new method of evaluating public health law - using case law to understand what happens when laws are tested in the real world - will help governments target more effective laws to protect population health and prevent unintended consequences.Read More
This project explored community capacity to adapt and change as an important component of improving health and wellbeing. It identified a diverse range of community resources such as social networks, trust, community narratives and culture.Read More
Our HE² Framework provides governments with plausible intersectoral policy actions that have the potential to advance public health nutrition equitably.Read More
Alcohol-related harm is a complex, wicked problem. This project developed a ‘what-if’ tool to test the likely impacts over time of a range of policies and programs to reduce alcohol-related harms in Tasmania.Read More
This project was the first in Australia to develop a dynamic simulation model to forecast the population health implications of smoking behaviour on COPD over the next 50 years. It found longer and more frequent quit attempts will lead to less COPD among smokers in future.Read More
This project set out to provide the evidence that will help policy makers decide whether programs are ‘scalable’ (i.e that they will work, be widely adopted, be acceptable, and be cost effective when rolled out at state or national level).Read More