2016-2017 Annual Report

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“Change. Opportunity. Vision. These are three words that describe the Sax Institute journey in 2016-17.” – Dr Irene Moss AO, Chair. Highlights of 2016-17 We developed an innovative training course for early career researchers The SEARCH collaboration was awarded $2.8million in new funding for its next phase Use of...


2015-2016 Annual Report: Making our mark on Australia’s health landscape

Highlights from 2015-16 include: Launching the Research Action Awards to celebrate research with a significant impact on health policy, programs or service delivery Working with 77 policy and program agencies on diverse projects ranging from older people’s use of the health system to liquor licensing policy Seeing the number of...


2014-2015 Annual Report

In 2014–15 we worked across the health system to address major challenges such as removing barriers to using research, tapping the potential of Big Data for better use in health and more broadly and looking outside the health system to recognise the drivers of health and ill-health. Five new...


2013-2014 Annual Report

During 2013–2014 the Institute developed stronger relationships with policy agencies, greater use and value of our research assets and made an impact on health services, policy and programs. Highlights include record numbers of researchers using our research assets the 45 and Up Study and the Secure Unified Research Environment,...


2012-2013 Annual Report

In 2012-2013 the Institute reached a new point in its evolution, where we began to realise many of the possibilities we envisaged when starting out a decade ago. Important new milestones were reached. Nearly 500 researchers are now using the 45 and Up Study and our new Analysis for...


2011-2012 Annual Report

We celebrated major achievements and reached important benchmarks during 2011-2012, including the official launch of SURE, the Secure Unified Research Environment, and the SEARCH study of Aboriginal child health entering a major new phase. More than 20 policy and program agencies have now joined our CIPHER network – the...


2010-2011 Annual Report

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The Sax Institute’s work is yielding significant benefits for policy and health, with several key accomplishments achieved in 2010-2011. The Centre for Informing Policy in Health with Evidence for Research (CIPHER) was launched. CIPHER will see policy agencies and leading researchers work together to develop and test new tools,...


2009-2010 Annual Report

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In 2009-2010 Sax Institute programs made notable contributions to health policy. Our Evidence Check reviews informed a wide range of policy programs. We conducted 18 rapid research reviews, looking at issues such as the role of interactive media in reducing adolescent obesity. SEARCH began providing important new information for...


2008-2009 Annual Report

The Sax Institute achieved some major milestones during 2008-2009. More than 260,000 men and women across NSW aged 45 and over generously agreed to share their health information through participation in the 45 and Up Study. The Study of Environment on Aboriginal Resilience and Child Health (SEARCH) was established...


2007-2008 Annual Report

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The 2007-2008 year saw the value of the Sax Institute’s work to policy makers and researchers affirmed. Our programs were also expanded. The 45 and Up Study became the largest cohort study in the Southern Hemisphere, enrolling 125,000 participants by the end of the year. Strong Foundations, Strong Futures,...