Will the Federal Budget include significant investment in prevention? Or will it contribute to increased rates of chronic disease by encouraging alcohol consumption?
These and other questions were raised by the Australian Prevention Partnership Centre while guest tweeting last week for Croakey’s rotated, curated Twitter account @WePublicHealth.
The Centre shared a stack of useful resources for those with an interest in prevention research and knowledge translation. And don’t miss the #PetsOfPrevention.
The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre writes:
@TAPPCentre is a national collaboration of 500-plus researchers, policy makers and practitioners working together to address chronic disease, the greatest health burden causing the most premature deaths and disability in Australia and globally.
To learn more about the scope of our network and research, please check out the new @TAPPCentre website which shows how our partners are working together to build an effective, efficient and equitable system for the prevention of chronic disease.
Health prevention is under the spotlight with the release of the National Preventive Health Strategy. @TAPPCentre and our host @SaxInstitute proud to have worked closely with @healthgovau to contribute to the Strategy’s development.
The National Preventive Health Strategy notes the value of prevention and how its benefits extend beyond reducing chronic conditions & living longer, healthier lives. @TAPPCentre network are all about this.
Preventing chronic diseases
To strengthen the evidence base for prevention of chronic disease, @TAPPCentre reviewed the evidence on prevention key risk factors and priority areas of research. See here.
Food insecurity is about to become a reality for many more people in Australia. Fresh and frozen food prices will stay high for months, supermarket boss says.
Check out the @TAPPCentre events page on our new website for great talks like this @Monash_SPHPM research seminar with @SharonFrielOz and @chung_alexandra.
Unhealthy diet is a key risk factor for chronic disease. Growing cost of living is a concern not just on the eve of a federal budget or election but as @TAPPCentre knows, the real impact is on food security and access to healthy food.
Improving food security and healthy diets in priority communities has been a key focus for @TAPPCentre chronic disease prevention researchers especially in Aboriginal and low socioeconomic communities.
Overweight/obesity is a key risk factor for chronic disease and the National Obesity Strategy notes the value of prevention in this focus area. Check our World Obesity Day page for a quick reference to @TAPPCentre research.
Tobacco use and smoking are major risk factors for chronic disease. Is it time to call endgame on tobacco in Australia? That’s the question in the latest @TAPPCentre podcast. Find this podcast and our series Prevention Works here.
Alcohol use is a major risk factor for chronic disease. Beer tax cuts don’t really cut it! @TAPPCentre evidence review on value of prevention re alcohol due out soon. We are also tackling alcohol use in a new project on liver cancer.
Physical activity is the Cinderella of risk factors for chronic disease – it lives everywhere but no one takes responsibility. Find out who said this at the @TAPPCentre popular prevention masterclasses PreventionWorksLIVE series.
Now we’re going to share our unique approach to develop and apply new ways to capture practice knowledge and combine it with research evidence.
How do you tackle complex problems? With systems thinking! @TAPPCentre tools show policy makers and practitioners how to make change and improve prevention with chronic disease using a systems approach.
Next up in our class on prevention research is dynamic simulation modelling. Mobilising knowledge for policy and practice is often messy and context dependent but @TAPPCentre has a knowledge mobilisation tool to help.
Bushfires, floods and climate change are threats to health. @TAPPCentre recognises synergies between addressing climate change and chronic disease prevention. So does @WHO with World Health Day on April 7 theme ‘Our Planet, Our Health’. https://bit.ly/3uiFaQv
Implementation and scale up are central to prevention research and @TAPPCentre is at the forefront of this. We’ve even developed the Intervention Scalability Assessment Tool (ISAT) and @WHO have translated it into French. https://bit.ly/3wvM7k2
Health promotion in action – @TAPPCentre researchers worked with @MacKillopFS to support their staff preparing for pregnancy, parenting and returning to work.
Meet our collaborators
@TAPPCentre is in the Collaboration for Enhanced Research Impact (CERI) with some of the leading CREs in prevention:
The Centre of Research Excellence Health in Preconception & Pregnancy @CreHipp is part of CERI with @TAPPCentre, led by @HSkouteris @Monash_SPHPM Check them out and give them a follow! https://hipp.org.au
The Centre of Research Excellence in Food Retail Environments for Health @h_food_retail is part of CERI with @TAPPCentre, led by @AnnaPeetersAus @IHT_Deakin. Check them out and give them a follow! https://healthyfoodretail.com
The National Centre of Implementation Science @NCOISAustralia is part of CERI with @TAPPCentre, led by @LukeWolfenden @Uni_Newcastle Check them out and give them a follow! https://ncois.org.au
The Centre of Research Excellence in Translating Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood @CRE_EPOCH is part of CERI with @TAPPCentre, led by Professor Louise Baur @Sydney_Uni Check them out and give them a follow! https://earlychildhoodobesity.com
The Centre of Research Excellence on Achieving the Tobacco Endgame @CREtobacco is part of CERI with @TAPPCentre, led by @CoralGartner @UQ_News Check them out and give them a follow! https://tobacco-endgame.centre.uq.edu.au
The Centre of Research Excellence in the Prevention of Fall-related Injuries @CRE_PFI is part of CERI with @TAPPCentre, led by @CathieSherr @Sydney_Uni Check them out and give them a follow! https://crepreventfallsinjuries.org.au
The Centre for Research Excellence in Women’s Health in Reproductive Life @CreWhirl is part of CERI with @TAPPCentre, led by @HelenaTeede @MonashUni Check them out and give them a follow! https://whirlcre.edu.au
The Centre of Research Excellence on Women and Non-communicable Diseases: Prevention and Detection @WandCre is part of CERI with @TAPPCentre, led by @mishra_gita @UQ_News Check them out and give them a follow! https://wandcre.org.au
The value of prevention is a key focus of the CREs we collaborate with at @TAPPCentre including @CreHipp who have recently added to this ongoing discussion.
Find out more and stay in touch
The @TAPPCentre is building and supporting the next generation of chronic disease prevention researchers, policymakers and practitioners. Find out more here: https://preventioncentre.org.au/emerging-leade
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