Tackling complex problems requires a new type of thinking

Latest news: 22 May 2014. When Professor Ockie Bosch applied for a coveted grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, he was allowed just two pages to make his case stand out among the thousands of other applicants. The Gates Foundation had called for ‘bold’ and ‘wild’ ideas...

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Preventing lifestyle-related chronic disease fact sheet

Learn about the work of The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre, a $22.6million initiative administered by the Sax Institute and funded by the NHMRC, the Australian Government Department of Health, NSW Ministry of Health, ACT Health and the HCF Research Foundation. Download factsheet (PDF 146KB) Visit The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre section...

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HARC presents: Five questions with Dr Hernan Montenegro

Video: 16 April 2014. Dr Hernan Montenegro, Health Systems Advisor at the World Health Organization (WHO) addressed a HARC round table in early 2014 about the importance of a strong primary care system for overall health system performance. In this video, Dr Montenegro discusses primary care with the Sax...

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Building an equitable system for healthy food

Latest news: 8 April 2014. If Sharon Friel needs proof that social and environmental factors determine a large part of what people eat, she only has to look at her own childhood in the east end of Glasgow. “I didn’t see a fresh vegetable until I went to university...

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New approach needed to promoting medical research

John Lavis

Event wrap: 27 March 2014. Researchers and universities should be discouraged from promoting the results of single research studies unless they are in the context of a systematic review or (better yet) an evidence brief, according to Professor John Lavis. Professor Lavis, Director of the McMaster Health Forum at...

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HARC presents: Five questions with Professor Greg Maynard

Video: 13 December 2013. Professor Greg Maynard, Director of the Center for Innovation and Improvement Science at the University of California, and Senior Vice President of the US Society of Hospital Medicine’s Center for Healthcare Improvement and Innovation, addressed the HARC Forum in November 2013 on the subject of using...

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Applications invited for 2014 HARC Scholarship Program

Latest news: 9 December 2013. Applications are invited for the HARC Scholarship Program for scholarships commencing in March 2014. The HARC Scholarship Program is designed to allow participants to develop better skills in integrating evidence from research in healthcare quality and safety policy and programs. The aim of the...

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Research targets “best bets” for reducing cancer burden

Latest news: 27 November 2013. New research using data from the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study will shed light on which risk factors health decision makers should address to reduce Australia’s cancer burden. In its latest grant funding round, the National Health and Medical Research Council awarded more...

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Smoking findings spark media interest

Latest news: 19 November 2013. Smoking findings presented at the 10th Annual 45 and Up Collaborators’ Meeting attracted widespread media interest, with more than 300 print, online, radio and television reports as well as social media shares. The Australian-first research shows that damage from even light tobacco smoking is...

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Using technology to improve care

Event wrap: 18 November 2013. Clinical decision support systems in NSW are at a crossroads in their evolution – and key steps should be taken to ensure they are fit for purpose, the latest HARC forum has been told. Professor Greg Maynard – a pioneer in the use of...

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