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 18

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April 2017. This issue of Evidence Matters shares advice from global patient safety expert Professor Sir Liam Donaldson, information on how researchers can sign up to the Institute’s upgraded researcher database and the latest issue of Public health research & practice that focuses on mental health reform. Read the full issue...

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The Chronicle, Edition 20, April-May 2017

At the World Congress on Public Health, key policy makers and academics shared what they have learnt from the Australian Prevention partnership. Read the full issue

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Evidence Matters Issue 17

March 2017. This issue of Evidence Matters has a range of articles sharing information on how to use evidence to inform policy and practice, from tips on delivering complex programs, to an opinion piece by Sax Institute Senior Adviser Professor Don Nutbeam on finding the value in evaluation. Read...

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Evidence Matters Issue 16

February 2017. This issue of Evidence Matters has a range of articles sharing information on how to use evidence to inform policy and practice, from tips on using rapid reviews, to a special issue of Public Health Research & Practice focused on knowledge translation, to showcasing how a long-running women’s...

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The Chronicle, Edition 19, February-March 2017

The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre newsletter

Returning to Australia this month, Professor Osgood discusses ways to optimise the use of big data to inform better decision-making in health. Read the full issue

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Submission to the National Digital Health Strategy consultation

February 2017. In its submission to the ‘Your health. Your say’ consultation headed up by the Australian Digital Health Agency, the Sax Institute emphasised the availability of health service and clinical information in “real time” through the My Health Record as a significant boost for health research. Download the Sax...

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Are libraries effective settings for accessing health information?

November 2016. Leung R, Flaherty MG, Rudd R, Toumbourou JW. This review examined evidence of the effectiveness of using public libraries as settings for health promotion and health education programs. Although very few such programs have been evaluated and reported in the literature, there is evidence that it is feasible...

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Evidence Matters Issue 15

January 2017. In the first issue of Evidence Matters for 2017, we share an opinion piece from WHO health leader Dr Abdul Ghaffar on how to embed research in health systems for more evidence-informed practice, news of funding grants to help researchers use genomic research in combination with the...

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Submission on 2016 Draft National Research Infrastructure Roadmap

January 2017. In this submission, the Sax Institute reiterated the importance of investing in infrastructure to support innovative research for national and international benefit. The Institute supports the key recommendations of the Draft Roadmap, and provides comments on priority areas including digital data and eResearch platforms, platforms for humanities, arts and social...

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Submission to Productivity Commission Inquiry into data availability and use

December 2016. In this submission the Sax Institute provided further information and input to the Productivity Commission following the release of the Data Availability and Use Draft Report and participation in the public hearings, commending the report on striking a good balance between access to data and the protection of...

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