Experts gather to discuss health responses to climate change

12 November 2019. The Sax Institute held a roundtable in Sydney this October to discuss the health impacts of climate change and the important work that is already happening across Australia’s healthcare industry for reducing emissions.

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Most effective ways to tackle obesity revealed

6 November 2019. Increasing the price of unhealthy food and improving nutrition education in schools are among the many initiatives that could help address Australia’s obesity epidemic, according to a rapid review organised by the Sax Institute.

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‘Putting the community in the driver’s seat’: a way forward for Indigenous preventive health care

4 November 2019 This is part of a series of articles showcasing Sax Institute members, and the diverse range of research that’s informing future health policy and practice.

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Speech therapy run by uni students helps children in Broken Hill

PHRP awards: 30 October 2019. Children growing up in rural Australia are starting school without the speech skills they need to read and write, but access to speech pathology services can be thin on the ground due to a shortage of health professionals.

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What we can learn from Australia’s renewal of the National Cervical Screening Program

PHRP awards: 30 October 2019. Australia is a world leader in cervical cancer prevention and was one of the first countries to switch from Pap tests to primary HPV screening in 2017. Now, almost two years on, what lessons can Australia pass on to other countries that might be...

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PHRP Awards celebrate outstanding health research with real-world impact

Media release: 30 October 2019. Two research teams responsible for a rural community project that helps children with speech problems and a paper analysing the renewal of Australia’s National Cervical Screening Program have been honoured in the 2019 Public Health Research & Practice Excellence Awards.

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What the 45 and Up Study tells us about the mental health of older Australians

16 October 2019. October is Mental Health Awareness Month in Australia. Many organisations working in this space are using the opportunity to promote awareness, foster conversations and galvanise support for initiatives to improve Australians’ mental wellbeing.

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When it comes to ageing well, researchers put the focus on falls

15 October 2019. This is part of a series of articles showcasing Sax Institute members, and the diverse range of research that’s informing future health policy and practice.

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Which chronic diseases are linked to depression and anxiety?

15 October 2019. New research reveals that long-term cancer and cardiovascular disease are hard on mental health, but it’s osteoarthritis that could pose the greatest risk for depression and anxiety.

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How to balance data sharing and privacy

15 October 2019. Researchers need access to health data to innovate. The public needs to know their data is safe. How to balance both? Two Sax Institute initiatives are showing the way forward in data collection and protection.

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