Findings briefs

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.

Partnering to develop a decision tool to reduce childhood overweight and obesity

The NSW Ministry of Health commissioned the Prevention Centre to develop a dynamic
simulation model to determine what interventions will be required to achieve the NSW
Premier’s target of a 5% reduction in childhood overweight and obesity by 2025.

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Are healthy diets really more expensive?

We studied the cost of healthy versus unhealthy diets and developed a new measuring tool – Healthy Diets ASAP – to investigate the impact of nutrition policies.

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Roadmap to tackle obesity prevention

In an Australian first, this project examined how national, state and territory policies for addressing unhealthy diets and obesity measure up against international best practice.

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Bringing together the national story of the Healthy Workers Initiative

This project shows how states and territories implemented the Healthy Workers Initiative, and reveals factors that helped or hindered the programs.

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Why childhood overweight management needs a place in the health system

Without a clear position in the health care system, childhood overweight and obesity management programs are vulnerable to external factors like changes in funding priorities.

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Understanding national action to prevent chronic disease

This project found both the 2005 Chronic Disease Strategy and 2008 National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health had been useful and set in motion potential health gains.

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