HARC e-Bulletin, Issue 36

May 2015. This month’s Bulletin focuses on the patient experience of healthcare. We lead with our wrap of the recent forum featuring NHS expert Dan Wellings, and look at research that shows how feedback from patients about the safety of care they receive in hospital can be used to drive...

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HARC presents: Five questions with Professor Allan Best

Video: 27 April 2015. Professor Allan Best is Managing Director of InSource Research Group, an associate scientist at the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and Clinical Professor at the University of British Columbia. During his visit to Sydney in February 2015, Professor Best spoke to us about the keys...

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Step-by-step approach to walkable neighbourhoods

Event wrap: 27 April 2015. Moving from theories about walkability and its impact on health and wellbeing to the reality of more walkable neighbourhoods remains a major challenge, but a new tool now under development could help bridge the gap, leading researcher Professor Billie Giles-Corti told a recent Sax...

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Smoking findings gain media traction

Latest news: 9 March 2015. 45 and Up Study research showing that 1.8 million – or two in every three – smokers will die from their habit if they continue to smoke, garnered national and international media interest, with around 800 media items on the research, published in the journal BMC...

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HARC presents: Five questions with Emeritus Professor D’Arcy Holman

Video: 2 Marcy 2015. Emeritus Professor D’Arcy Holman, recently retired as Professor of Public Health from The University of Western Australia, was in Sydney in late 2014 to address a HARC round table. In this video in the HARC Five Questions series, he discusses linking administrative data sets to...

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HARC presents: Five questions with Sir David Dalton

Video: 2 March 2015. Sir David Dalton, Chief Executive of Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust in the UK, was recently in Sydney to address members of the HARC network. Here, he discusses what he has learned about implementing change in a healthcare system, and shares lessons for health decision...

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The numbers are in: 1.8m Australian smokers will die from their habit

Media release: 25 February 2015. The first large-scale, direct evidence on smoking and mortality in Australia shows up to 1.8 million of our 2.7 million smokers will die from their habit if they continue to smoke. The research, just published in the international journal BMC Medicine, is an important...

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Congratulations to Australia Day Award recipients

Latest news: 12 February 2015. The Sax Institute offers its congratulations to the following colleagues and members recognised in the 2015 Australia Day Honours List. Professor Janice Reid AM, University of Western Sydney Appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia for eminent service to the tertiary education sector...

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Being heard: working with media to get the word out on public health

Event wrap: 28 January 2015.  It’s all about the human story. This key piece of advice, from leading medical journalist and presenter Dr Norman Swan, was delivered to the public health research community recently at a Sax Institute event on public health communication. Getting your message heard: A louder...

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Applications invited for collaborative scholarship program

Latest news: 28 January 2015. Applications are invited for the HARC Scholarship Program, worth up to $10,000, for scholarships commencing in May 2015. The HARC Scholarship Program supports participants to develop better skills in integrating evidence from research in policy and programs to improve the quality of health services. The aim...

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