The power of partnership
Since we were established in 2013, we have provided a focus for chronic disease prevention research in Australia. We concentrate on working in partnership, with the aim of translating our evidence into practice.
Browse our research projects to find your area of interest.
Taking a systems approach to preventive health
Our research takes a systems perspective. Tackling the whole system means we can find ways of creating an environment that supports people to make better health decisions and avoid chronic disease.
Dynamic simulation modelling
Our dynamic simulation modelling projects provide policy makers with unique ‘what if’ tools to test the likely impact of a range of possible solutions before implementing them in the real world.
Collaboration for Enhanced Research Impact (CERI)
This joint initiative between the Prevention Centre and seven NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence aims to enhance the profile and impact of chronic disease prevention in Australia.
Preventive health research programs
We currently have two programs of work, funded under separate funding arrangements.
Pooled partnership funds researchIn 2018, we were funded for five years by the NHMRC, Australian Government Department of Health, ACT Health, Cancer Council Australia, NSW Ministry of Health, Wellbeing SA, Tasmanian Department of Health, and VicHealth.
MRFF Boosting Preventive Health researchIn 2017, the Australian Government, through the Department of Health, provided us with $10 million for 10 specific research projects under the Boosting Prevention program, funded from the Medical Research Future Fund.
More about our work
Systems thinkingSystems thinking is a mental framework that helps solve problems. The Prevention Centre delivers knowledge about its application to the prevention of chronic disease.
Dynamic simulation modellingThe Prevention Centre is promoting the use of dynamic simulation modelling in health to provide a ‘what if’ tool to test the likely impact of possible solutions before implementing them.
Collaboration for Enhanced Research Impact (CERI)A joint initiative between the Prevention Centre and four NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence to enhance the profile and impact of chronic disease prevention in Australia.