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.

Client-centric commissioning

12 August 2020. This Evidence Check review aimed to identify effective approaches to ensuring client participation in the commissioning of human services. Conducted for the NSW Department of Communities and Justice, it will contribute to better understanding how to achieve authentic participation, and inform the revision and ongoing development...

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Edition 39, July – August 2020

Latest news on The future of prevention, hyperglycemia in pregnancy, Getting Australia Active, and more. Read the full issue.

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Paediatric deep brain stimulation

3 August 2020. This review aimed to assess the evidence around the use of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for paediatric patients with severe dystonia. It aimed to answer the following questions: 1) Is paediatric DBS safe, efficacious and cost effective when compared with best supportive care?, 2) Is DBS...

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The use of face shields by asymptomatic people to reduce transmission of COVID-19

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

30 July 2020. This Evidence Snapshot found no evidence that face shields are effective in reducing transmission of COVID-19 among asymptomatic people in the community. No position statements on the use of face shields in the community were identified. Citation: Moore G, Rudge S, Du Toit A, Jameson B....

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Evidence Matters Issue 46

July 2020. In this edition, learn how new 45 and Up Study surveys are set to boost COVID-19 research, assessing the scalability of health programs, and much more. Read the full issue of Evidence Matters Subscribe to future editions here

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Edition 38, May – June 2020

Latest news on the liveability of Australia’s 21 largest cities, the future of prevention research, Getting Australia Active III report. Read the full issue.

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Edition 37, February – March 2020

Latest news on using social media where it counts, midwifery and healthy lifestyle modules, systems approaches in action. Read the full issue.

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Edition 36, December 2019 – January 2020

Latest news on community-led solutions to improve Aboriginal child safety, Anticipatory Care Projects Tasmania, two new projects. Read the full issue.

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The intersections between mental health and sexual assault and abuse

1 July 2020. This review examined the intersections between mental health and sexual assault and abuse. It aimed to identify key learnings related to service delivery and responses to improve mental health outcomes for people impacted by sexual assault and abuse. It reviewed themes related to sexual abuse and/or...

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Frameworks to support the implementation of genomics into clinical care

30 June 2020. Establishing genomics within clinical practice poses many challenges. NSW Ministry of Health commissioned this review to identify frameworks that have been used to support the translation of genomic research into clinical practice. Although the literature on the use and evaluation of frameworks that have actively translated...

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