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.

Addressing unwarranted variation in healthcare

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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.

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Evidence Matters Issue 33

February 2019. In this issue of Evidence Matters, we take a look at an innovative new strategy for increasing research use in policy agencies, examine the potential of podcasting as a tool for public health, open the doors on a women’s heart health forum, and more. Read the full...

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Edition 31, February – March 2019

Latest news on several Prevention Centre projects including: the compelling case for prevention, how remote Aboriginal communities are improving nutrition and PHNs meeting to discuss prevention and management of chronic pain. Read the full issue

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Emergency Drought Relief Package: Health and Resilience Services  

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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.

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Prevention and early intervention for adults with mild to moderate depression

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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.

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Targeted programs for skin cancer prevention

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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.

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Depression and anxiety programs for children and young people

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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.

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Programs and services for suicide prevention

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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.

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Regulations and legislation to reduce discrimination for people with depression, anxiety or who experience suicidality

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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.

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Improving social and emotional wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

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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.

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