45 and Up Study to provide data for innovative cancer survivor research

Latest news:  7 December 2017. The 45 and Up Study is set to provide data for a new study into the experiences of 70,000 cancer survivors, that has been hailed by Cancer Council Australia as a landmark event in understanding cancer outcomes and guiding improvements in care and support....

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Public wants better labels on unhealthy foods

Media release: 7 December 2017. Regulations to improve food labelling have strong public support, with almost 80% of people surveyed supporting the introduction of better labels on unhealthy foods such as those that are high in sugar, salt and fat. In a survey of 2474 adults in NSW, Cancer...

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Sax Institute welcomes a new Board member

Professor David Preen

Latest news: 6 December 2017. The Sax Institute Board of Directors has welcomed new member Professor David Preen, Chair in Public Health at the School of Population and Global Health, University of Western Australia (UWA) and was Director of the UWA Centre for Health Services Research from 2006-2015. Professor Preen also holds...

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Year in review: our top 10 most read articles from 2017

Our top 10 articles

Year in review: 5 December 2017. This year, the articles most read on our site covered a huge range of topics, from 45 and Up Study research into the health effects of vegetarianism, to social media for researchers, to new preventive health funding, to how to reduce patient harm....

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Boosting policy makers’ use of research: study identifies nine areas of influence

Training for early career researchers

Tips and tools: 29 November 2017. Policy agencies’ take-up of strategies to increase their use of research are influenced by nine different mechanisms − including whether they can see the potential gain in being involved − a novel study suggests. This study of how policy makers experienced an intervention...

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The Health Wrap: Tobacco industry under fire; paying for hospital care; obesity, poverty and chronic disease

4 December 2017. The Health Wrap is a regular feature on Croakey from the Sax Institute and The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre communications teams, which looks at how the media has covered some of the top public health stories making headlines in recent weeks.  Enjoy the wrap and tweet us @SaxInstitute with any comments...

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Health data linkage forum highlights value of welfare datasets

Health Data Linkage Group

Latest news: 27 November 2017. Linking welfare datasets to health data can give researchers greater breadth and depth of analysis of health and wellbeing issues, a recent meeting of the Health Data Linkage Interest Group heard. The Group is run jointly by the Sax Institute,the Centre for Health Record...

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How to ensure your research has impact: tips from health leaders

Dr Kerry Chant

Tips and Tools: 27 November 2017. Health research needs to be purposeful, it needs to engage the end-user and it needs to be able to be scaled up if it is to have a real impact on policy and practice. These were among the pointers offered by a panel...

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Celebrating research that is making a real-world difference

Latest news: 27 November 2017. Two researchers whose work is having an impact on the ground in the diverse areas of alcohol-related violence and in supporting driver licensing systems to improve Aboriginal health and wellbeing have been recognised at the Sax Institute’s 2017 Research Action Awards. The 2017 award...

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NSW health researchers celebrated for work that is having a real-world impact

Patricia Cullen

Media release: 21 November 2017. Researchers whose work is having a real impact on the ground – in areas as diverse as alcohol-related violence and supporting people to gain driver licences – are being celebrated today at the Sax Institute’s 2017 Research Action Awards, presented in Sydney. “These awards...

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