Data backs workplace efforts to tackle chronic disease

An Analysis for Policy project that has revealed that lifestyle-related illnesses among workers cost governments hundreds of millions of dollars each year has demonstrated the potential value of programs to target chronic disease prevention in the workplace. Dr Bev Lloyd, manager of Get Healthy at Work at the NSW Office of Preventive Health, says the … Read more

Leading researcher recognised for three decades of dementia research

The Sax Institute congratulates Professor Henry Brodaty, who has been awarded the international $250,000 Ryman Prize in recognition of his three decades of tireless work investigating ways to combat dementia. The Ryman prize – the world’s richest prize of its type ‒ is a philanthropic initiative aimed at improving the lives of those aged over … Read more

Strengthening the evidence for childhood obesity strategies

A new research project from The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre is aiming to learn from the success of two Australian programs that are making inroads into the growing problem of childhood overweight and obesity. The programs, Go4Fun in NSW and PEACH in Queensland, are free healthy lifestyle programs for children who are above a healthy weight. … Read more