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.

Models for engaging consumers and clinicians in policy

Models for engaging consumers and clinicians in policy

April 2008. Bruce N, Cordwell L, McBride T. These three Evidence Check reviews identify community participation tools used by health systems to engage communities and consumers: as individuals (e.g. treatment decisions); to obtain feedback on programs and services (e.g. in the ward or in planning processes); and in broad-level...

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Community level strategies to reduce weight gain and obesity

Community level strategies to reduce weight gain and obesity

July 2007. Gill T, King L, Hector D, Hattersley L, Farrell L, Chau J. This Evidence Check review identifies programs that are likely to be effective in preventing obesity when delivered at an Area Health Service level. The report summarises behaviours that have the best potential to prevent obesity...

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Strategies for changing health behaviour at the population level

Strategies for changing health behaviour at the population level

July 2007. Bellew B. This Evidence Check report identifies health promotion strategies that have been shown to be effective in changing health behaviour at the population level. The report includes a summary of common success factors across population health programs. It also identifies effective strategies in specific fields of...

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Cost effectiveness of population health interventions

Cost effectiveness of population health interventions

March 2007. Various authors. This Evidence Check report comprises 14 ‘headline’ reviews. The reviews summarise the best available evidence for the cost-effectiveness of a range of health promotion interventions (13 reviews); an overview of rapid reviews on the cost-effectiveness of prevention is also included (1 review). Topics covered in...

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Preventing diabetes in CALD communities

Preventing type 2 diabetes in culturally and linguistically diverse communities in NSW

January 2007. Colagiuri R, Thomas M, Buckley A. This Evidence Check review draws on demographic and epidemiological data to identify culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The review explores peoples’ views about diabetes and diabetes risks, and identifies the most effective...

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Strategies and settings for improving physical activity and nutrition

Strategies and settings for improving physical activity and nutrition

October 2006. Various authors. This Evidence Check report comprises eight brief ‘headline’ reviews. The reviews summarise the best available evidence for a range of chronic disease prevention strategies, with a focus on diet and physical activity interventions to prevent type 2 diabetes onset. The reviews consider different settings, the...

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