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Prevention Works

The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre

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Prevention Works is a series of conversations with some of our nation's top public health researchers. Join host Gretchen Miller as she brings together policy makers and researchers to discuss how the Prevention Centre is finding new ways of addressing Australia’s greatest health challenge: lifestyle-related chronic disease.

Latest Episodes

Why complex is not the same as complicated and what this means for how we approach complex problems

Traditionally science is based on the idea that if you work out the causes of a problem, you know how to solve it. But this reductionist view won't work for complex problems. Professor Diane Finegood discusses why we need a more integrative approach to produce the kind of evidence we need.

31 MINAUG 5
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Why complex is not the same as complicated and what this means for how we approach complex problems

Bringing research into the real world: the challenges of scaling up

This episode we're talking about scaling up. That's where you take a program that's worked and bring it to larger populations - a challenge for policy makers all over the world. Why do we struggle with scaling up? Why isn't it consistently handled, why do so many promising projects that could be scaled up die on the vine, and, of course, what can we do to fix it?

40 MINMAR 26
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Bringing research into the real world: the challenges of scaling up

Addressing chronic pain - one of our biggest health problems in Australia

Prevention Works visits Concord Repatriation General Hospital in Sydney to meet with Professor Fiona Blyth, who is leading a study into the prevention of chronic pain for the Prevention Centre. Listen to Fiona explain the difference between acute and chronic pain, the massive scale of the problem in Australia, and why primary care is key.

29 MINMAR 26
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Addressing chronic pain - one of our biggest health problems in Australia

How does preventing chronic disease help reduce cancer deaths?

The Cancer Council is the only cancer charity that works across all cancer types and in several ways, from prevention to research, from support to advocacy. Now they're bringing that expertise to bear at the Prevention Centre, partnering with us to reduce the number of deaths from cancer in Australia. In this episode, host Gretchen Miller chats to CEO of Cancer Council Australia, Professor Sanchia Aranda.

26 MINMAR 26
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How does preventing chronic disease help reduce cancer deaths?

Tackling the pandemic of diabetes in pregnancy

Dr Chris Nolan used to see all his pregnant mothers with diabetes in a morning. Now, he's swamped. He joins Louise Freebairn to discuss why so many pregnant women are presenting with this dangerous condition, and how dynamic simulation modelling is providing some answers on how to intervene in the ACT.

32 MINJAN 23
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Tackling the pandemic of diabetes in pregnancy

How mental illness puts you at risk of chronic disease

People with a mental health condition are among the most vulnerable to the risk factors for chronic disease, like smoking, drinking too much and poor nutrition. Professor Jenny Bowman's research is finding ways of protecting both people's physical as well as mental health.

26 MINJAN 23
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How mental illness puts you at risk of chronic disease

A passion to address maternal and child obesity

Professors Helena Teede and Louise Baur have spent their careers addressing child obesity from very different perspectives. They chat to host Gretchen Miller about what needs to be done.

37 MINJAN 10
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A passion to address maternal and child obesity

Why prevention policy is better than cure

ACT Chief Health Officer Dr Paul Kelly discusses the realities of making the case for prevention in this wide-ranging discussion on issues from obesity to pill testing to the nanny state.

33 MIN2018 NOV 7
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Why prevention policy is better than cure

The power of planning to improve health in entire communities

With Australia's population set to double by 2050, understanding the public health implications of urban planning is now more important than ever. Gretchen Miller sits down with Australia's leading expert in liveability, Professor Billie Giles-Corti, to talk about how urban planning profoundly influences population health, her ground-breaking National Liveability Study, and whether urban planners, with their huge influence on our health, should take the Hippocratic Oath to 'do no harm'. For more information on our work in this area visit preventioncentre.org.au Host: Gretchen Miller Music: The Zeppelin by Blue Dot Sessions

30 MIN2018 JUN 1
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The power of planning to improve health in entire communities

Improving access to healthy food in urban Aboriginal communities

One-fifth of Aboriginal people living in urban areas are food insecure, meaning they don't always know where the next meal is coming from. In this episode of Prevention Works, Gretchen Miller sits down with three experts in the field: Dr Sumithra Muthayya, Study Director of SEARCH (Study of Environment on Aboriginal Resilience and Child Health); Darryl Wright, CEO of Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation in Campbelltown; and Simone Sherriff, a project officer with SEARCH, to discuss the reasons behind food insecurity in urban areas and what they're doing to improve access to healthy food. For more information on our work in this area visit preventioncentre.org.au Host: Gretchen Miller Music: The Zeppelin by Blue Dot Sessions

22 MIN2018 JUN 1
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Improving access to healthy food in urban Aboriginal communities

Latest Episodes

Why complex is not the same as complicated and what this means for how we approach complex problems

Traditionally science is based on the idea that if you work out the causes of a problem, you know how to solve it. But this reductionist view won't work for complex problems. Professor Diane Finegood discusses why we need a more integrative approach to produce the kind of evidence we need.

31 MINAUG 5
Comments
Why complex is not the same as complicated and what this means for how we approach complex problems

Bringing research into the real world: the challenges of scaling up

This episode we're talking about scaling up. That's where you take a program that's worked and bring it to larger populations - a challenge for policy makers all over the world. Why do we struggle with scaling up? Why isn't it consistently handled, why do so many promising projects that could be scaled up die on the vine, and, of course, what can we do to fix it?

40 MINMAR 26
Comments
Bringing research into the real world: the challenges of scaling up

Addressing chronic pain - one of our biggest health problems in Australia

Prevention Works visits Concord Repatriation General Hospital in Sydney to meet with Professor Fiona Blyth, who is leading a study into the prevention of chronic pain for the Prevention Centre. Listen to Fiona explain the difference between acute and chronic pain, the massive scale of the problem in Australia, and why primary care is key.

29 MINMAR 26
Comments
Addressing chronic pain - one of our biggest health problems in Australia

How does preventing chronic disease help reduce cancer deaths?

The Cancer Council is the only cancer charity that works across all cancer types and in several ways, from prevention to research, from support to advocacy. Now they're bringing that expertise to bear at the Prevention Centre, partnering with us to reduce the number of deaths from cancer in Australia. In this episode, host Gretchen Miller chats to CEO of Cancer Council Australia, Professor Sanchia Aranda.

26 MINMAR 26
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How does preventing chronic disease help reduce cancer deaths?

Tackling the pandemic of diabetes in pregnancy

Dr Chris Nolan used to see all his pregnant mothers with diabetes in a morning. Now, he's swamped. He joins Louise Freebairn to discuss why so many pregnant women are presenting with this dangerous condition, and how dynamic simulation modelling is providing some answers on how to intervene in the ACT.

32 MINJAN 23
Comments
Tackling the pandemic of diabetes in pregnancy

How mental illness puts you at risk of chronic disease

People with a mental health condition are among the most vulnerable to the risk factors for chronic disease, like smoking, drinking too much and poor nutrition. Professor Jenny Bowman's research is finding ways of protecting both people's physical as well as mental health.

26 MINJAN 23
Comments
How mental illness puts you at risk of chronic disease

A passion to address maternal and child obesity

Professors Helena Teede and Louise Baur have spent their careers addressing child obesity from very different perspectives. They chat to host Gretchen Miller about what needs to be done.

37 MINJAN 10
Comments
A passion to address maternal and child obesity

Why prevention policy is better than cure

ACT Chief Health Officer Dr Paul Kelly discusses the realities of making the case for prevention in this wide-ranging discussion on issues from obesity to pill testing to the nanny state.

33 MIN2018 NOV 7
Comments
Why prevention policy is better than cure

The power of planning to improve health in entire communities

With Australia's population set to double by 2050, understanding the public health implications of urban planning is now more important than ever. Gretchen Miller sits down with Australia's leading expert in liveability, Professor Billie Giles-Corti, to talk about how urban planning profoundly influences population health, her ground-breaking National Liveability Study, and whether urban planners, with their huge influence on our health, should take the Hippocratic Oath to 'do no harm'. For more information on our work in this area visit preventioncentre.org.au Host: Gretchen Miller Music: The Zeppelin by Blue Dot Sessions

30 MIN2018 JUN 1
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The power of planning to improve health in entire communities

Improving access to healthy food in urban Aboriginal communities

One-fifth of Aboriginal people living in urban areas are food insecure, meaning they don't always know where the next meal is coming from. In this episode of Prevention Works, Gretchen Miller sits down with three experts in the field: Dr Sumithra Muthayya, Study Director of SEARCH (Study of Environment on Aboriginal Resilience and Child Health); Darryl Wright, CEO of Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation in Campbelltown; and Simone Sherriff, a project officer with SEARCH, to discuss the reasons behind food insecurity in urban areas and what they're doing to improve access to healthy food. For more information on our work in this area visit preventioncentre.org.au Host: Gretchen Miller Music: The Zeppelin by Blue Dot Sessions

22 MIN2018 JUN 1
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Improving access to healthy food in urban Aboriginal communities

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