Training: building partnerships for policy-relevant research

10 February 2019. We’ll be continuing our training events program in early March with a course aimed at early career researchers. The three-day course offers researchers a practical guide to building successful partnerships with policy makers, to give their research the best chance of making an impact on policies,...

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NDIS puts mental health support providers under pressure

7 February 2019. Australia’s psychosocial support services are facing significant challenges thanks to funding changes brought in with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), says a senior mental health researcher. In a new paper in Public Health & Research Practice, a peer-reviewed journal published by the Sax Institute, Dr...

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Podcasts: a new tool for public health?

29 January 2019. The inexorable rise of the podcast in the media landscape is such that you can now even listen to a podcast on the rise of podcasting if you want. Popular interest in the audio format has been fuelled in particular by ‘true crime’ podcasts, such as...

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Four new projects for the Prevention Centre

Logo for the Australian Prevention Partnership Centre for chronic disease prevention

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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