The Sax Institute produces a range of publications, including: published research in peer-reviewed journals; Evidence Check Reviews, evidence summaries designed to answer specific policy questions; and a peer-reviewed public health journal Public Health Research & Practice.

Evidence Matters Issue 56

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July 2021. In this edition: how to find the ‘right evidence’ when you need it most, leveraging genomics to better understand cancer risk, a new project to evaluate Aboriginal-led health programs, and more. Read the full issue of Evidence Matters Subscribe to future editions here

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Effectiveness of secondary triage models for residents of aged care facilities

22 July 2021. This Evidence Snapshot provides a rapid review of the evidence around the effectiveness of secondary triage models for residents of aged care facilities. Models analysed included those with or without medical support, those with additional intervention in the residential aged care facilities (RACFs), and those with...

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Evidence Matters Issue 55

June 2021. In this edition:  is major infrastructure planning neglecting impact on public health, how yarning is telling the story of healthy Aboriginal ageing, what alcohol is really doing to our bodies, and more. Read the full issue of Evidence Matters Subscribe to future editions here

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Substance use during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period

15 June 2021. This Evidence Check review aimed to summarise the latest available evidence for the intervention and treatment of substance use in pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. It will be used to update NSW Health Clinical Guidelines for Management of Substance Use during Pregnancy, Birth and the...

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Evidence Matters Issue 54

May 2021. In this edition: National Reconciliation Week 2021, Supporting the mental health of Aboriginal health workers, Murradambirra Dhangaang – a planning tool to make food secure, and more. Read the full issue of Evidence Matters Subscribe to future editions here

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Evidence Matters Issue 53

April 2021. In this edition: 45 and Up Study surveys explore Australian views on vaccination, the impact of gender in preventative treatment after heart attack, how women’s diets affect the frailty, and more. Read the full issue of Evidence Matters Subscribe to future editions here

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Initiatives to improve physical health for people in community-based mental health programs

29 March 2021. This Evidence Check commissioned by NSW Ministry of Health aimed to evaluate delivery of physical health interventions for people living with a mental illness, delivered though community mental health programs. The review found that sufficient evidence exists to support a number of interventions, with further evaluation;...

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Physical density to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 in hospital wards

22 March 2021. This Evidence Snapshot was commissioned by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care to support decision making on management of hospital inpatients to reduce transmission of COVID-19. It looked at the evidence for physical distancing in hospital wards as a means of preventing...

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Lifestyle modification programs

22 March 2021. This Evidence Check review explored factors contributing to effective referral to population based lifestyle modification programs for people with chronic disease. It considered factors which influence practitioner referrals to such programs and factors influencing the likelihood of the patient engaging with and completing a program. The...

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Evidence Matters Issue 52

March 2021. In this edition: racism in the health system, co-production, prostate cancer, plus more. Read the full issue of Evidence Matters Subscribe to future editions here

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