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.

The effectiveness of strategies to address vaccine hesitancy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

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6 April 2022. This Evidence Snapshot provides a rapid review of evidence on strategies to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The authors examined strategies to address vaccine hesitancy among Indigenous peoples in well-resourced settings worldwide, focusing on COVID-19 vaccination and the program roll-out....

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Diabetes programs for Aboriginal people

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6 April 2022. This Rapid Evidence Scan was commissioned to identify diabetes programs for Aboriginal people with a focus on education, early identification, treatment, self-management, foot care, amputation and other complications of diabetes. Rapid, but systematic searches were undertaken of peer reviewed and grey literature. The included literature reported...

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Evidence Matters Issue 60

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March 2022. In this edition:  a new themed issue of Public Health Research & Practice, working collaboratively in Aboriginal health research, new research based on data from our 45 and Up Study, and more. Read the full issue of Evidence Matters Subscribe to future editions here

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Review of effectiveness of certain health lifestyle interventions 2014-2019

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22 March 2022. Key behavioural risk factors for cancer include alcohol, poor diet and lack of physical activity. This review aimed to identify primary prevention interventions which are effective in increasing adults’ adoption of healthy lifestyle behaviours including reducing alcohol consumption, increasing physical activity, increasing healthy eating, and reducing...

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Integrated approaches for domestic and family violence, mental health issues and alcohol and other drug use

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21 February 2022. This Evidence Check examines international and Australian policies, programs and models of practice for integrated, trauma-informed responses for domestic violence, mental health issues and/or alcohol and other drug use and dependence. The reviewers identified the Integrated Domestic Family Violence Service Program as the most consistently sound...

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Psychiatric service delivery for older people with mental disorders and dementia

11 February 2022. This Evidence Check aimed to summarise the evidence on effective models of psychiatry service delivery for older people in four types of hospital and residential / long-stay care services. The review found that hospital mental health wards for older people were effective in improving neuropsychiatric symptoms,...

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School-located nurse programs

3 February 2022. This Rapid Evidence Summary looks at the effectiveness of school-located nurse models on student health, education and wellbeing. The strongest evidence was found for nurse-led models. All the included studies found that having a school nurse and school nursing interventions to be valuable for health promotion,...

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Evidence Matters Issue 59

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December 2021. In this edition: Sax Institute welcomes National Preventive Health Strategy 2021-2030, winners of the 2021 Research Action Awards, new research on the chronic disease risk in Aboriginal children, and more. Read the full issue of Evidence Matters Subscribe to future editions here

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Evidence Matters Issue 58

November 2021. In this edition: strengthening health systems globally, a call to action on skin cancer prevention, how to use evaluation findings to drive change, and more. Read the full issue of Evidence Matters Subscribe to future editions here

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2020–21 Annual Report

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“The global COVID-19 pandemic has continued to test health systems, and the policy-making machinery that guides them, across Australia and the wider world throughout 2020-21. The clinical, research and policy challenges have been novel, and the need for new evidence has been and remains urgent and unrelenting.” – Professor...

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