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.

Effective interventions to increase father-inclusive practice in community and acute settings

2 August 2022. This Evidence Check Rapid Review aims to identify and summarise practices and interventions which support engaging fathers and partners in community and care settings where their child and/or family is receiving care. Through a systematic review of peer reviewed and grey literature, it aims to identify...

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Evidence Matters Issue 63

Lovely granddaughter walking with senior woman holding stick in park and wearing mask for safety against covid-19. Happy old grandmother enjoying walking in park with girl. Smiling elderly woman with happy caregiver in park relaxing after quarantine due to coronavirus outbreak and lockdown.

July 2022. In this edition: what we’ve learned about mental health and COVID-19 from the 45 and Up Study, updates to SURE, an exciting new grant opportunity and more. Read the full issue of Evidence Matters Subscribe to future editions here

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Workforce education and training standards frameworks for dementia

19 July 2022. This Evidence Check review, commissioned by Dementia Training Australia, aimed to identify existing education and training standards frameworks that may be used to support development of a national standards framework for education and training of the dementia workforce in Australia.  The report identified thirteen frameworks and...

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Update: The use of masks by asymptomatic people to reduce transmission of COVID-19

18 July 2022. This Evidence Snapshot is a July 2020 updated rapid review of knowledge about the use of masks by asymptomatic people to reduce transmission of COVID-19, the original review having been completed in April 2020. The updated review found that, while the evidence was limited and of...

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Update: What is known about aerosol transmission of SARS-CoV-2?

13 July 2022. This Evidence Snapshot is an updated rapid review of current knowledge about aerosol transmission of COVID-19. The original review was completed in August 2020 and this updated review in October 2020. The updated review found that the weight of evidence was that aerosol transmission of SARS-CoV-2...

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Evidence relevant to early detection of breast cancer in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women

12 July 2022. This Evidence Snapshot aims to summarise the current and emerging evidence regarding early detection of breast cancer in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and its impact on cancer stage at diagnosis and mortality. Gaps were found in the evidence regarding impact, but evidence was found...

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Interventions to reduce or prevent lifestyle risks for people with disability

6 July 2022 This Evidence Snapshot, commissioned by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, identifies evaluated interventions targeting lifestyle risks and behaviours that reduce the risk of chronic disease for adults with disability. A range of intervention strategies were found, focusing on different risks. Of...

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Catch-Up 2022 issue

Welcome to the 2022 issue of Catch-Up our annual newsletter for 45 and Up Study participants. Click here to view the newsletter. In this issue, we talk about what we’ve learnt about COVID-19 this year, how your DNA could advance cancer research, preventing chronic disease, and more. You can also...

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Evidence Matters Issue 63

June 2022. In this edition: the cost of chronic conditions for older Australians, working with cohort data in environmental health research, new grant opportunities, and more. Read the full issue of Evidence Matters Subscribe to future editions here

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The effectiveness of comprehensive health assessments for people with disability

29 June 2022. This Evidence Snapshot, commissioned by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, summarises the evidence for the effectiveness of comprehensive health assessments for people with disability. Eight high level peer reviewed studies found comprehensive health assessments to be effective in one or more...

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