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 36

July 2019. This issue of Evidence Matters examines how Indigenous people can drive change in our institutions. Plus disturbing new research on smoking and heart disease and four future health care leaders who discuss their plans for the year ahead, and more. Read the full issue of Evidence Matters...

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Evidence Matters Issue 35

May 2019. In this issue of Evidence Matters, we interview the Institute’s Dr Anna Williamson about her recently published research on how researchers and policy makers can work better together, discuss our participation in a major new initiative to tackle antimicrobial resistance, and examine youth smoking rates in young...

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Digital platforms as effective health promotion tools

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March 2019. Zarnowiecki D, Mauch C, Middleton G, Bradley A, Murawsky L, et al. This Evidence Check found digital health promotion interventions targeting parents can significantly improve parents’ and children’s dietary intake. 

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Evidence Matters Issue 34

April 2019. In this issue of Evidence Matters, we look at how the Medicare safety net can skew doctors’ fees, showcase the latest issue of our journal Public Health Research & Practice, report on Australia’s efforts to address the rising tide of obesity and more. Read the full issue...

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Catch Up 2019 issue

Welcome to the 2019 issue of Catch Up, our newsletter for 45 and Up Study participants. In this issue, we talk about how some seemingly minor lifestyle choices can impact heart health and the benefits of even small amounts of vigorous exercise. We’ve included information about the status of...

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Addressing unwarranted variation in healthcare

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March 2019. Harrison R, Manias E, Mears S, Hinchcliff R, Heslop D. Clinical variation is evident throughout healthcare systems and services internationally. Although statistical and framework approaches are well established for determining variation, there is less clarity on how to define variation which warrants action.

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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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Emergency Drought Relief Package: Health and Resilience Services  

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January 2019. Wheeler S, Zuo A, Xu Y, Grafton Q. The NSW Emergency Drought Relief Package includes $6.3M for health support and counselling. This review will contribute to informing intervention target points for current and future support.

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Prevention and early intervention for adults with mild to moderate depression

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December 2018. Kay-Lambkin F, Gilbert J, Pedemont L, Sunderland M, Dalton H et al. The aim of this review was to identify policies, programs and services which have been effective in preventing and/or managing mild to moderate depression and anxiety in adults.

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Targeted programs for skin cancer prevention

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December 2018. Makin J, Shaw K, Winzenberg T. This review examines programs that have been effective at increasing adoption of sun protection behaviours with a focus on priority populations: children aged under 12, adolescents or young people aged 13-24, and men aged 40 years and over.

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