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.

Addressing the social and commercial determinants of healthy weight

Published: 4 November 2019 This review examines the social and commercial determinants of healthy eating, physical activity and obesity, and identifies effective and promising interventions focused on the social and commercial determinants of health that could be implemented in Australia to improve healthy weight. Included studies focused on structural...

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Population-level strategies to support healthy weight

Published: 4 November 2019 This review was commissioned to inform the development of the National Obesity Strategy. It identified population-level interventions, programs and policy approaches that are effective in improving healthy eating and physical activity. The review found 31 interventions related to food systems, physical activity, public policy, regulation...

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Mentally Healthy Communities

Published: 31 October 2019 A mentally healthy learning community aims to support children and young people to achieve their best possible mental health. This review identifies and summarises recent evidence on, firstly, what are the key attributes of a mentally healthy learning community; and secondly, on what strategies have...

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Learning Resilience

Published: 31 October 2019 This review identifies evidence on the relationship between social and emotional learning skills and mental health and wellbeing in children and young people. It also identifies strategies have been effective for educators to support children and young people to build social and emotional learning skills. Social...

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Family Partnerships

Published: 31 October 2019 This review summarises what is known about how and why partnerships between families and educators help to support mental health and wellbeing. It also identifies what strategies build and maintain these partnerships. Families have one of the most important roles to play in the physical...

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Early Support

Published: 31 October 2019 This review summarises recent evidence on what programs for educators are effective in improving mental health and wellbeing for children and young people. Educators are often some of the first adults children and young people turn to when experiencing mental health issues. Knowing how and...

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Responding Together

Published: 31 October 2019 This review summarises recent evidence on the strategies that have been effective in helping educators in schools and early learning services support mental wellbeing in response to critical incidents. Critical incidents happen in every learning environment, but how educators prepare for and respond to such...

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Evidence Matters Issue 39

October 2019. What the 45 and Up Study tells us about the mental health of older Australians, data privacy, how politicians who become lobbyists can be bad for our health, and more. Read the full issue of Evidence Matters Subscribe to Evidence Matters

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The Chronicle Edition 35, October – November 2019

Latest news on hate as a public health issue public forum, liveability impact, citizen science, and two new physical activity videos. Read the full issue

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Evidence Matters Issue 38

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September 2019. A new decision support tool that could take some of the guesswork out of suicide prevention policy, gender discrepancies for heart disease, new meat recommendations and more in this edition of Evidence Matters. Read the full issue of Evidence Matters Subscribe to Evidence Matters

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