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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Researchers honoured for making a real-world difference

30 November 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 on Wednesday evening. Braving the wettest November conditions Sydney has seen in decades,...

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Celebrating research that makes a real-world difference

Media release: 28 November 2018. Three Australian researchers whose work has had a significant impact on healthcare policy and delivery have been honoured in the Sax Institute’s 2018 Research Action Awards. This year’s award winners have made a tangible difference in areas as diverse as the prevention and care...

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Managing the conversation around naturally occurring asbestos

13 November 2018. Asbestos is a word that strikes fear in the general public – and rightly so, as its use in mining and construction has led to thousands of deaths from lung disease and counts as one of the great public health disasters of the modern era. Not...

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