Study to fill evidence gap on positive influences on Aboriginal teen smoking

Researcher Christina Heris will study positive influences on Aboriginal teen smoking

Latest news: 22 March 2017. A new Australian Prevention Partnership Centre research project is set to shed light on the positive influences that protect Aboriginal teenagers from taking up smoking, helping to fill an important research gap in the area of addiction in young Aboriginal people. PhD candidate Christina Heris...

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Study reveals risk of isolation with type 2 diabetes diagnosis

Latest news: 22 March 2017. A diagnosis of type 2 diabetes not only takes a toll on physical health, but leads to poorer quality of life and an increased risk of social isolation, new findings from the 45 and Up Study have revealed. Researchers from the University of Wollongong investigated...

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Implementing complex interventions: nine tips for a great liaison person

Tips and tools: 22 March 2017. This blog post by Abby Haines describes important lessons from the implementation of SPIRIT (Supporting health with Research: an Intervention Trial), a novel multi-component trial designed to increase individual and organisational capacity to use research in policy making.  When external providers deliver a complex program...

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Some veggies each day keeps the stress blues away: new research

Media release: 16 March 2017. Women who eat their veggies at lower risk of psychological stress Eating three to four serves of vegetables daily is associated with a lower incidence of psychological stress, new research by University of Sydney scholars reveals. Published today in the British Medical Journal Open,...

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Nutbeam: What’s in a word? Finding the value in evaluation

Opinion: 13 March 2017. This opinion piece by Professor Don Nutbeam, senior adviser to the Sax Institute and professor of public health at the University of Sydney, was first published in The Mandarin. Different groups — frontline workers, auditors, the public — value different aspects of evaluation for different reasons....

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The Health Wrap: prevention advocacy, new approaches on justice, some research reading

3 March 2017. The Health Wrap is a regular feature on Croakey from the Sax Institute communications team, which covers some of the interesting and important health news from the previous fortnight, including items covered at Croakey and elsewhere. Enjoy the wrap and tweet us @SaxInstitute with any items you think should make it into the next...

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Secondments open door to enhanced knowledge translation

Lily O'Donoughue Jones secondment for evidence based pollicy

Opinion: 27 February 2017. This opinion piece by Lily O’Donoughue Jenkins from the Australian National University is based on an article published in the Sax Institute’s peer reviewed quarterly journal Public Health Research & Practice. Making better use of evidence in policy making is a preoccupation of many in the...

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E-health records could help fill data gaps: Sax submission

Latest news: 27 February 2017 The national, electronic patient medical record, My Health Record, could prove a significant boost for health research, enabling valuable data on use of health services to become available in “real time”, a Sax Institute submission on Australia’s digital health future says. The submission was...

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HARC scholar sheds light on grey area of unwarranted clinical variation

Latest news: 27 February 2017. A HARC scholarship has helped Dr Kim Sutherland to shed light on a question being asked by healthcare organisations across the world – how do you measure whether clinical variation in patient care or outcomes is unwarranted? HARC (the Hospital Alliance for Research Collaboration) is...

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Emily Banks: using big data to avoid medical mistakes of the past

Latest news: 27 February 2017. In a hundred years, people will look back on some currently innovative medical procedures with as much horror as we now view the ineffective or harmful treatments of the past. But which ones? Professor Emily Banks, Scientific Director of the Sax Institute’s 45 and...

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