Assessing the ‘scalability’ of health programs: 5 tips to think big

21 July 2020. Public health interventions need to be designed with scale in mind, but how do you know when a health program is ready to reach a larger population?

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New modelling shows tracking app critical to containing COVID-19

21 July 2020. A team from the Sax Institute has published independent COVID-19 modelling that projects a second wave but finds new cases could be slashed by over 50% if enough people use the COVIDSafe app and remaining issues with it are resolved.

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45 and Up Study surveys set to boost COVID-19 research

Latest news 20 July 2020. Australia’s largest longitudinal study is rolling out a series of surveys to help answer some of the most pressing questions about the impact of COVID-19, funded by a NSW Ministry of Health grant.

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Modelling shows tracking app critical to containing COVID second wave

Media release: 30 June 2020. Independent modelling published today projects a second wave of COVID-19 in Australia if social distancing and testing decline further – but new cases could be slashed by over 50% if enough people use the COVIDSafe app and remaining issues with it are resolved. While...

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What is the evidence around masks and COVID-19 transmission?

11 June 2020. Face masks – and whether the general public should wear them to stop the spread of COVID-19 – are a subject of much uncertainty and shifting advice. Just this month, the World Health Organisation reversed its previous position of not recommending their use. In the U.S.,...

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Sharing sensitive health data is now faster and more flexible with SURE

The Secure Unified Research Environment (SURE) is Australia’s leading health research platform and has recently undergone a range of new upgrades. Here’s how SURE can help you:

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Self in the system: a new way to be a public health ‘change agent’

11 June 2020. Systems thinking is tip-toeing its way into the world of preventive health and health promotion. It’s a mindset that doesn’t reduce a complex system to the sum of its parts; rather it emphasises the connections between the different parts, seeing the system as a creation of...

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Impact of bushfire smoke ‘severely underestimated’, study finds

11 June 2020. Over 65% of people in a smoke-affected area of NSW experienced health symptoms during the recent bushfires, according to a new paper published in the Sax Institute’s PHRP health journal.

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Can modelling the COVID-19 outbreak really predict its future?

This article was written by Cindy Peng, Manager of the Sax Institute’s Decision Analytics team, and Dr Danielle Currie, Senior System Dynamics Modeller at the Sax Institute. It was originally published in The Mandarin. A few short months ago, if you’d uttered the phrase “flattening the curve” in a...

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SEARCH Flyer

Fact sheet: The Study of Environment on Aboriginal Resilience and Child Health (SEARCH) is Australia’s largest ongoing study of the health of urban Aboriginal children and their families. Download SEARCH flyer (PDF 491 KB)

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