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...READ MORE
A Sax Institute Evidence Check involves conducting a rapid review of existing research and evidence that is tailored to a policy agency’s individual needs. Our Knowledge Exchange team then coordinates an Evidence Check Review – a concise summary of evidence that answers specific policy questions presented in a policy-friendly format.
The Evidence Check Library houses a selection of Evidence Check Reviews conducted for policy agencies over the past two years.
To commission a review call + 61 2 9188 9500 or email the Knowledge Exchange team.
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...READ MORE
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...READ MORE
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;...READ MORE
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...READ MORE
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...READ MORE
December 2018. Maple M, Wayland S, Pearce T, Hua P. This review examines programs and services that have been effective in reducing or preventing suicide. The included studies examined a wide range of interventions across multiple priority groups. Most common were e-health or mobile interventions and psychoeducation, with an...READ MORE
December 2018. Stratton E, Glozier N. The aim of this review was to determine which legislative levers have been effective in reducing discrimination for people with depression, anxiety or suicidality in the workplace, education or healthcare setting. No regulatory or legislative levers were found which address these specific conditions...READ MORE
December 2018. Bainbridge R, McCalman J, Jongen C, Campbell S, Kinchin I et al. This review aimed to identify effective policies, programs and services for improving social and emotional wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Although the review team did not identify any best practice examples, the...READ MORE
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...READ MORE