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.

Service models for children under 10 with problematic sexual behaviours

December 2018. Cox S, Ey L-A, Parkinson S, Bromfield L. Children will display sexual behaviour as part of normal development, however age inappropriate behaviours are considered problematic. Such behaviours may have long term negative impacts and can lead to increased risk of sexual exploitation. While several recent reviews have examined...

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Evidence Matters Issue 33

February 2019. In this issue of Evidence Matters, we take a look at an innovative new strategy for increasing research use in policy agencies, examine the potential of podcasting as a tool for public health, open the doors on a women’s heart health forum, and more. Read the full...

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Community-based mental health and wellbeing support for refugees

November 2018. Slewa-Younan S, Blignault I, Renzaho A, Doherty M. Addressing refugees’ mental health needs is challenging for countries offering resettlement. Targeted community based psychosocial support, which acknowledges the heterogeneous cultural, religious and linguistic needs of refugee populations is needed. This Evidence Check was commissioned by the NSW Ministry...

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Evidence Matters Issue 32

December 2018. In this issue of Evidence Matters, we showcase the inspiring work of the winners of the 2018 Research Action Awards, look at the latest issue of Public Health Research and Practice which explores the impact of climate change on public health, explore the work of the Australian...

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CAR T-cell therapy: a summary of evidence

November 2018. Kew K, Knight K, Karner C and Edwards S J. Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy is a promising next generation immunotherapy for treatment of cancer. This review identified factors to be considered in NSW and nationally for assessment and implementation of this potentially lifesaving treatment. Accelerated...

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Managing health and wellbeing in the workplace

January 2018. Bellew B. This Evidence Check was commissioned to support SafeWork NSW in developing a framework to manage the health and wellbeing and workers. The author reviewed Australian and international evidence related to four specific areas: 1) Effectiveness – programs, frameworks or models which have shown to be...

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2017-18 Annual Report

Three themes characterised the strong contribution made by the Institute in 2017–18: Impact, Innovation and Partnerships. We secured a new five-year funding agreement with the NSW Government, attracted a new $2.5 million grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council to improve the lives of Aboriginal children, and...

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Capacity building and intellectual disability services

October 2017. Travaglia J, Debono D, Debono G. People with intellectual disabilities (PWID) have specific healthcare needs. This Evidence Check sought evidence for methods to improve the capacity of healthcare services, systems and workforce to respond to these needs. The included reviews identified areas for improvement including: structural responses,...

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Healthy lifestyle choices in children

March 2017. Toumbourou J, Rowland B, Renner H, Hobbs T. This review aims to provide evidence to inform effective prevention models for obesity and substance misuse in the primary and early secondary school years. It identifies risk and protective factors and factors that promote resiliency. For substance misuse, risk...

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The Chronicle Edition 29, October – November 2018

Latest news on simple ways to reduce food insecurity in urban Aboriginal communities, a podcast on physical inactivity, and our new Systems Change Framework. Read the full issue

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