Four new projects for the Prevention Centre

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21 January 2019. Last July The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre, administered by the Sax Institute, secured funding totalling $15 million to see it through to 2023. This great result marks a new phase in the life of the Prevention Centre and has already provided funds for the launch of...

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How the 45 and Up Study can improve cancer outcomes

17 December 2018. The Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study is set to play a major role in improving cancer outcomes in Australia, experts heard at a forum in Sydney led by internationally renowned cancer epidemiologist Professor Dame Valerie Beral. Held at the Parliament of New South Wales on...

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Sax Awards celebrate impact in health research

13 December 2018. Three Australian health researchers whose inspiring work has had a major impact in areas as diverse as childhood trauma, stroke prevention and homelessness were recognised at the Sax Institute’s 2018 Research Action Awards last month. Braving the wettest November conditions Sydney has seen in decades, an...

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PHRP takes on climate change

12 December 2018. The past decade has seen an increasing research focus on the health impacts of climate change. A special themed issue of the Sax Institute’s flagship journal Public Health Research and Practice (PHRP) explores the subject in an array of articles chosen by co-Guest Editors Dr Anthony...

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Five-year outcomes of The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre

11 December 2018. The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre, administered by the Sax Institute, has released a report covering the outcomes and impact of its first five years: Changing the system, A partnership approach to chronic disease prevention. The Centre was established in 2013 as one of three NHMRC Partnership...

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Inaugural PHRP Awards

11 December 2018. Last month the Sax Institute’s journal Public Health Research & Practice launched its inaugural Excellence Awards for papers published in the journal that were most likely to have a real impact on health policy and practice. The Best Paper Award was won by a team led...

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Podcast: tackling Aboriginal food insecurity

11 December 2018. An Australian Prevention Partnership Centre project has identified a number of simple ways to reduce food insecurity in urban Aboriginal communities – the first study in Australia to capture local community voices in finding solutions to the problem. Food insecurity occurs when families have run out...

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Resilience among adolescent Aboriginal Australians

10 December 2018. A just published journal article provides some good news in the area of Aboriginal health, with researchers finding that most urban Aboriginal adolescents seem to be resilient despite higher rates of various factors, including cultural marginalisation, known to worsen health outcomes. The paper, published last week...

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New Evidence Checks released on Sax Institute website

9 December 2018. The Sax Institute’s contribution to the knowledge base through its popular Evidence Check Library continues to grow, with new Evidence Checks recently published on topics including management of health and wellbeing in the workplace, and another on a promising next-generation cancer treatment. The workplace health Evidence...

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Australia unprepared for climate change impact on allergies

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Media release: 6 December 2018. The review in the latest issue of Public Health Research & Practice, published by the Sax Institute, looks at studies since 2000 relating to climate change, allergens and allergy. It includes recent research from Europe and North America that finds higher temperatures and more...

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