Swallowing Awareness Day: Q&A with Professor Bronwyn Hemsley

Bronwyn Hemsley

Falling on March 13 this year, Swallowing Awareness Day is an opportunity to raise awareness around an issue affecting around 1 million Australians. Eating, drinking, and swallowing are all essential activities that we take for granted but can cause significant problems for some people. Swallowing difficulties, or dysphagia, can seriously impact on people’s lives, leading … Read more

How innovative research helped older people during the pandemic

The Sax Institute’s role in research that helped priority populations during the pandemic has been highlighted in a new report by NSW Health. The COVID-19 Research Program Outcomes Report detailed the results of the $30 million invested in research by the NSW government between 2020 and 2023. The research, clinical trials and programs funded under … Read more

Modelling tools to support community mental health

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Decision makers in mental health face significant challenges in determining which initiatives to invest in. The sector is complex, with workforce capacity restrictions, changing population needs and varying degrees of supporting evidence. The Sax Institute’s Decision Analytics team is helping to navigate these challenges with an interactive ‘what-if’ tool that tests which community-based initiatives provide … Read more

Support for victim-survivors of family and domestic violence

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The Sax Institute has helped strengthen services for people experiencing family and domestic violence (FDV) with an evaluation of a Department of Health and Aged Care pilot initiative. The initiative provided support for GPs and primary care staff to identify and assist victim-survivors of FDV. Findings from the evaluation helped influence the Commonwealth’s decision to … Read more

New Members join the Sax Institute

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The Sax Institute has welcomed three new Members from around Australia: The Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation, based in Brisbane; the Australian Centre for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer, based in Melbourne; and the Faculty of Health, Southern Cross University, based in northern New South Wales. These organisations enrich the Sax Institute’s network of … Read more