Research Action Award winner tackles big health policy issue

2016 Research Action Award Winner Kees van Gool

Latest news: 17 August 2017. Sax Institute Research Action Award winner Associate Professor Kees van Gool is undertaking new research into the Medicare Safety Net, that he hopes can help inform the future design of social health insurance programs to ensure they are equitable and sustainable. Associate Professor van...


Five reasons we should shine a spotlight on Implementation Science

Implementation Science is an important area of research

Latest news: 16 August 2017. As National Science Week turns the nation’s focus to the vital role that science must play in our future, the media coverage is dominated by images of white lab coats and microscopes. But we thought it timely to hail another area of science having...


The Health Wrap: Health and welfare challenges; rethinking cancer screening; unpicking research papers and more

6 August 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...


SURE opens door to novel immunisation data linkage study

Latest news: 31 July 2017. A new linked data project using the Sax Institute’s Secure Unified Research Environment (SURE) is providing the first comprehensive information on how Australia’s childhood vaccination programs are performing in terms of real-world health outcomes. By analysing linked health and birth data from two states and...


Scholar gains insights into tackling complex health issues at the Sax Institute

Queen Elizabeth scholarship winner Michael Parvizian has spent time at the Sax Institute

Latest news: 31 July 2017. Canadian scholar Michael Parvizian, 21, has spent three months developing his knowledge of health systems during an internship at the Sax Institute, after being awarded a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship in Strengthening Health Systems by the McMaster Health Forum in Ontario, Canada. In this Q&A,...


Study gives insights into better breast cancer management

women with breast cancer need support to continue with endocrine therapy

Latest news: 26 July 2017. New research drawing on the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study suggests that clinicians treating women with breast cancer should see every consultation as an opportunity to review their management of the disease, amid findings that many women quit protective endocrine therapy too early....


Balance urged in cancer screening to avoid health pitfalls of ‘one size fits all’ approach

Media release: 26 July 2017. Experts have called for a rethink of cancer screening in the light of improved understanding of the complications and consequent poorer outcomes that can result from overdiagnosis of some cancers. In a series of articles published today in the Sax Institute’s Public Health Research &...


Journal highlights paper on Sax Institute rapid reviews

Evidence Check rapid reviews

Latest news: 18 July 2017. A research paper on the way in which health policy agencies intend to use Sax Institute Evidence Check rapid reviews is being highlighted by the journal Evidence & Policy this month. Each month, free access to a selected paper is provided by the journal Evidence &...


Alcohol planning laws don’t consider community health

Logo for the Australian Prevention Partnership Centre for chronic disease prevention

Opinion: 30 June 2017. Jan Muhunthan argues that planning laws are favouring the alcohol industry to the detriment of communities’ health The judiciary have typically been Australia’s unsung heroes of preventative health. Some of the most significant advances that improved the health and wellbeing of generations were made possible by...


SEARCH reveals high rate of hypertension in urban Aboriginal children

Latest news: 30 June 2017. More than one in six urban Aboriginal children have elevated blood pressure, and a further 12% have prehypertension, the SEARCH study has shown, with researchers suggesting family and community-based interventions may be the best way to tackle the problem. The researchers, working as part...