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.

Wellbeing indicators across the life cycle

November 2017. Miranti R, Tanton R, Vidyattama Y, Schirmer J, Rowe P. Governments increasingly want to know whether the programs and services they fund improve the way that people feel and function in their lives, that is, their wellbeing. This focus on wellbeing has increased around the world over...

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Alcohol and other drugs prevention in vulnerable young people

February 2018. Snijder M, Stockings E, Munro A, Barrett E, Knight A, Doyle M, Shakeshaft A, Hall W. This review summarises the evidence on alcohol and other drug (AOD) prevention and early intervention programs targeting vulnerable young people aged between 12–17 years old. Programs were included if they aimed...

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New and emerging technologies in neurophysiology and operating theatres

January 2018. Finnigan S. Medical technicians provide support to medical professionals in various ways including operating medical equipment and performing or assisting with patient assessments or tests. As technology advances over the next decade, it is expected this will impact the operation of these workforces and the skills required....

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Evidence Matters Issue 27

March 2018. In the latest issue of Evidence Matters, we highlight refugee health, our upcoming Knowledge Mobilisation Conference, training opportunities for researchers and more Read the full issue of Evidence Matters Subscribe to Evidence Matters

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Evidence Matters Issue 26

February 2018. In the latest issue of Evidence Matters, we announce our inaugural Knowledge Mobilisation Conference, share the Sax Institute’s latest Annual report as well as an expert commentary on trans fats consumption in Australian. We also announce a new series of courses for early career researchers, policy, program...

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Community-based approaches to adolescent obesity

August 2017. Miller M, Damarell R, Bell L, Moores C, Miller J, Matwiejczyk L. With more than a quarter of Australian adolescents currently considered overweight or obese, robust targets to reduce prevalence have been set. Evidence around obesity prevention approaches is needed to inform future interventions. This review focused...

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The Patient Centred Medical Home: barriers and enablers to implementation

January 2018. Pearse J, Mazevska D. This review examined published and grey literature (2013–2017) to identify barriers and enablers to the implementation of a patient centred medical home model. Five central themes emerge: policy settings and funding incentives; transformation and change management; care coordination beyond the practice; health information...

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The Chronicle, Edition 24, December-January 2018

The last edition for the year acknowledges the Centre’s important contribution to prevention research so far and exciting plans for 2018. Read the full issue

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The Chronicle, Edition 23, October-November 2017

News about how Prevention Centre researchers are exploring social networks in communities; the new liveability report; and the virtual community of systems practitioners. Read the full issue

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The Chronicle, Edition 22, August-September 2017

Chief investigators and researchers discuss four years of collective nutrition research projects at the Prevention Centre; science communications training with a difference; and the liveability study expands. Read the full issue

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