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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Even light smokers have double risk of early death, Australian-first research reveals

Media release: 11 October 2013. Australian-first research to be presented today shows the damage from even light tobacco smoking is more severe – and associated with a higher risk of premature death – than previously thought. The first ever analysis of long-term Australian smoking data has found that two-thirds...

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New $22m national chronic disease research centre will drive critical change

Logo for the Australian Prevention Partnership Centre for chronic disease prevention

Media release: 4 September 2013. A major new $22.6 million partnership research centre launched today will tackle head on, the chronic disease tsunami facing Australia. The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre, launched today by Federal Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research Tanya Plibersek will identify what works and...

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