Synthesising our findings
Our knowledge syntheses provide us a chance to reflect on what we have learned and tease out the implications of our program of work and how these can be applied by the end user.
We also provide user-friendly policy briefs and summaries to increase the likelihood of uptake of our findings by policy and practice.
First 2000 days
The first 2000 days – the period from conception to age five – is a window of opportunity to establish and support healthy behaviours among parents and their children to reduce the likelihood of chronic disease.
This knowledge synthesis aimed to combine the expertise of research, policy and communications experts to draw out policy-relevant lessons from research conducted by the Prevention Centre and the NHMRC Centres of Excellence within the Collaboration for Enhanced Research Impact (CERI).
The findings are based on evidence drawn from 60 peer-reviewed articles, synthesised and interpreted with guiding input from 12 prevention policy makers from eight jurisdictions convened over two national roundtables.
Public health law, regulation and policy for prevention
Research in public health law, regulation and policy looks at the determinants and relationships between law, policy making and health.
We brought together the findings from Prevention Centre-funded projects that focus on public health law and chronic disease prevention and identified the collective implications of this research.
These findings are based on 12 projects and 40 peer-reviewed publications and reports, focusing either on big policy issues or law and regulation. The public health topics covered in this synthesis include food, alcohol, tobacco, physical activity, immunisation and road safety, with research focusing on local, state and national levels of government.
More about our work
Collaboration for Enhanced Research Impact (CERI)A joint initiative between the Prevention Centre and several NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence to enhance the profile and impact of chronic disease prevention in Australia.
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.
A systems thinking approachSystems thinking is a mental framework that helps us to become better problem solvers. Systems thinkers find ways to shift or recombine the parts in the system that offer an improved outcome.