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.

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.  It aimed to identify healthy lunchbox websites and apps; how users engage with these; how effective they...

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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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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. This review seeks to...

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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. The researchers identified five main ways in which drought can lead to...

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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. The researchers make recommendations for each condition;...

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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. The review identified...

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Depression and anxiety programs for children and young people

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December 2018. Skvarc D, Varcoe J, Reavley N, Rowland B, Jorm A, Toumbourou JW  This report presents the findings of a systematic literature review of programs and services implemented in childhood and adolescence that aim to prevent anxiety and depression disorders and symptoms. The review identified a range of...

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