The Sax Institute produces a range of publications, including: published research in peer-reviewed journals; Evidence Check Reviews, evidence summaries designed to answer specific policy questions; and a peer-reviewed public health journal Public Health Research & Practice.

The Chronicle, Edition 19, February-March 2017

The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre newsletter

Returning to Australia this month, Professor Osgood discusses ways to optimise the use of big data to inform better decision-making in health. Read the full issue


Submission to the National Digital Health Strategy consultation

February 2017. In its submission to the ‘Your health. Your say’ consultation headed up by the Australian Digital Health Agency, the Sax Institute emphasised the availability of health service and clinical information in “real time” through the My Health Record as a significant boost for health research. Download the Sax...


Are libraries effective settings for accessing health information?


November 2016. Leung R, Flaherty MG, Rudd R, Toumbourou JW. This review examined evidence of the effectiveness of using public libraries as settings for health promotion and health education programs. Although very few such programs have been evaluated and reported in the literature, there is evidence that it is feasible...


Evidence Matters Issue 15

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January 2017. In the first issue of Evidence Matters for 2017, we share an opinion piece from WHO health leader Dr Abdul Ghaffar on how to embed research in health systems for more evidence-informed practice, news of funding grants to help researchers use genomic research in combination with the...


Submission on 2016 Draft National Research Infrastructure Roadmap

January 2017. In this submission, the Sax Institute reiterated the importance of investing in infrastructure to support innovative research for national and international benefit. The Institute supports the key recommendations of the Draft Roadmap, and provides comments on priority areas including digital data and eResearch platforms, platforms for humanities, arts and social...


Submission to Productivity Commission Inquiry into data availability and use

December 2016. In this submission the Sax Institute provided further information and input to the Productivity Commission following the release of the Data Availability and Use Draft Report and participation in the public hearings, commending the report on striking a good balance between access to data and the protection of...


Data Crunch December 2016

45 and Up Study e-news

Welcome to Data Crunch, our new-look newsletter for members of the 45 and Up Study Research Network, researchers, policy makers and others with a professional interest in Australia’s largest cohort study. This issue brings you all the latest Study news, including highlights from this year’s successful Collaborators’ meeting, information about...


The Chronicle, Edition 18, December-January 2017

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As we near the end of another year, we take a look at what we’ve achieved – and what we’re hoping for in the New Year. Read the full issue


Evidence Matters Issue 14

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November – December 2011. In this issue, we announce the winners of our Research Action Awards, making a a real-world impact on vaccine safety, maternal and reproductive health, and strengthening the Medicare system. We also share the year’s most thought-provoking blog posts, an opinion piece describing the importance of...


2015-2016 Annual Report: Making our mark on Australia’s health landscape

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Highlights from 2015-16 include: Launching the Research Action Awards to celebrate research with a significant impact on health policy, programs or service delivery Working with 77 policy and program agencies on diverse projects ranging from older people’s use of the health system to liquor licensing policy Seeing the number of...