In 2009-2010 Sax Institute programs made notable contributions to health policy.

Our Evidence Check reviews informed a wide range of policy programs. We conducted 18 rapid research reviews, looking at issues such as the role of interactive media in reducing adolescent obesity.

SEARCH began providing important new information for health planners about the hearing and speech development of urban Aboriginal children.

And the 45 and Up Study contributed knowledge in areas such as evidence for the connection between breastfeeding and diabetes.

The Sax Institute was awarded a National Health and Medical Research Council grant to build a Centre for Informing Policy in Health with Evidence from Research (CIPHER). This venture will further our understanding of the best ways to increase the use of evidence in policy making.

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