Synthesising our findings
Our novel knowledge synthesis approach combines public health evidence with policy experience and communications expertise to tease out the policy-relevant implications of our research for the end user.
Coming in 2024: Implementation research
We know that the potential benefits of prevention efforts are often impeded by implementation challenges, such as a lack of resources, inadequate delivery infrastructure, and limited workforce capacity.
This knowledge synthesis will tease out the policy-relevant implications of implementation research from The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre and several members of the Collaboration for Enhanced Research Impact (CERI).
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.