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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Professor Bob Elliott | The health workforce

Video: 5 February 2015. Professor Elliott, from the University of Aberdeen, discusses his research into the health workforce and the potential for revisiting traditional healthcare roles and boundaries.

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Professor Peter Groenewegen | Measuring healthcare quality

Latest news: 5 February 2015. Professor Groenewegen, from the Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, talks about the challenges of measuring quality and performance in primary healthcare.

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Professor Alastair Leyland | Linked data and health inequalities

Video: 5 February 2015. Professor Leyland, from the University of Glasgow, is an expert in natural experiments. He discusses his research into linking routinely collected health data, for example from hospital records, to other data sets in order to investigate health inequalities.

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Data linkage key to better performance monitoring

Event wrap: 18 December 2014. National linkage of healthcare data is the key to better monitoring and reporting of international healthcare performance, OECD representative Dr Niek Klazinga told a HARC (Hospital Alliance for Research Collaboration) Forum this month. In Sydney to address the latest HARC Forum and a HARC...

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New online-only journal focuses on policy and practice

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Latest news: 1 December 2014. A new online-only open access journal focussed on high-quality peer reviewed research meaningful to those working in public health, was recently launched by the Institute. Public Health Research & Practice, is targeted at public health decision makers and practitioners, as well as those whose...

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Obesity costs get the nation’s attention

Latest news: 11 December 2014. 45 and Up Study findings showing that one in every six days spent in Australian hospitals is related to overweight and obesity among the over-45s, costing the nation nearly $4 billion a year, were presented at the 45 and Up 2014 annual meeting and...

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How healthy are our cities? World-first Australian project aims to find out

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Media release: 28 November 2014. A major national research project about to get under way will allow us to measure for the first time how “liveable” Australian cities are in terms of the impact they have on our health. The National Liveability Study, outlined in today’s issue of the...

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