New video promotes the important work of SEARCH

Until recently, very little was known about the health of Aboriginal people who live in urban and large regional centres, who make up the majority of Aboriginal people in NSW. Closing the health and life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians is an urgent national priority which requires...

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Knowledge Mobilisation 2018 conference

Sax Institute hosts Knowledge Mobilisation conference as field moves “beyond the rhetoric” National and international experts gathered to share their research and experiences in the emerging knowledge mobilisation field at the Sax Institute’s inaugural conference earlier this month. The two-day Knowledge Mobilisation conference, held in Sydney, attracted 200 participants...

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Getting the ‘public’ back in public health research

Greater transparency and clearer communication are needed when involving the public in health research, according to a new paper in the latest edition of the Sax Institute’s journal Public Health Research & Practice (PHRP). The paper describes consultations with patient and carer representatives from health consumer networks, and it...

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Research Action Awards: call for applications

The Sax Institute’s Research Action Awards recognise individuals whose research has made a significant impact on health policy, programs or service delivery. Up to three Awards will be granted and each winner will receive a certificate and prize of $5,000. Applications for the 2018 Awards are now open. Applications...

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Evidence Check: Review of effective strategies to promote breastfeeding

The Sax Institute has published an Evidence Check review focusing on interventions to support breastfeeding, which are among the key childbirth and postnatal interventions that have a beneficial impact on maternal and newborn outcomes. Babies who are not breastfed, and women who don’t breastfeed, are at an increased chance...

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Online consent could strengthen vaccination programs in schools

Media release: 14 June 2018. Vaccination programs in schools to maximise the numbers of pupils protected against dangerous diseases could be strengthened by allowing consent to be lodged online instead of through paper forms, and by ensuring schools do a better job of coordinating the immunisations. A paper in...

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Putting patients first in health data systems

Latest news: 18 May 2018 What can health researchers learn from the dating website OK Cupid (aside from whether other people find them attractive)? Quite a lot, according to the Sax Institute’s Professor Emily Banks. The Scientific Director of the Sax Institute’s Research Assets Division, Prof Banks told a...

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‘Ways of Seeing’ Art Auction

Latest news: 18 May 2018 The Sax Institute has achieved a huge amount in its first 15 years, and recently we held our first event designed to introduce the Institute to the business community. Many not-for-profit organisations derive a significant proportion of their funding from corporate and philanthropic sources,...

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Improving food security and nutrition in Aboriginal communities

Prof Amanda Lee

23 March 2018. A new research project funded by the Medical Research Future Fund is working to improve Aboriginal food security in both urban and remote communities. “This long needed community-led, collaborative project will demonstrate how best to tackle poor diet and food insecurity, which are major preventable contributors to the...

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Event wrap: Measuring the impact of research

Public lecture by Professor Trish Greenhalgh and Professor Anne Kelso 21 March 2018. Measuring the impact of research is receiving ever-greater priority from research institutes, funding bodies and even researchers themselves. Yet an over-emphasis on many commonly used impact metrics can paradoxically encourage short-term thinking that camouflages the real...

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