Public health

Report

14 Jan 2019

This report argues that the projected rise in extremely hot days because of global warming presents a serious risk to the health and wellbeing of the Adelaide community. Adelaide already has the highest heatwave death rate of any major Australian city.

Commentary

8 Jan 2019

There are arguments against pill testing. But none are as compelling or evidence-based as the arguments for it.

Briefing paper

19 Dec 2018

Drug use at music festivals has become a public safety concern in NSW, one that has led to a number of deaths in recent years. This paper provides an overview of the main recommendations of the Expert Panel report entitled Keeping People Safe at Music...

Working paper

17 Dec 2018

This working paper demonstrates how clinical data from participating practices can help inform policy, research and health systems to improve health outcomes for all Australians. 

Report

ACE-obesity policy 2018
13 Dec 2018

The current obesity epidemic in Australia and around the globe has significant negative health and economic consequences. Addressing this problem will require a comprehensive societal response, including implementation of a suite of multi-sectoral government policies. Informed government action requires reliable comparative evidence on the costs...

Report

13 Dec 2018

Despite its potential to deliver significant benefits to cities and people, walking is typically overlooked in planning and investment decisions – most likely due to its routine nature. This report identifies key issues with the current investment process that present barriers to appropriate levels of...

Strategy

12 Dec 2018

The Northern Territory government is delivering broad alcohol reforms that aim to reduce the demand, supply and harm caused by alcohol across the Territory. It is anticipated that the initiatives targeting alcohol misuse will reduce population levels of consumption, and will contribute to reducing the...

Report

11 Dec 2018

This report finds that global harm reduction response has effectively stalled. Overdose, HIV and Hepatitis C crises continue, among a myriad of other health and social problems related to drug use and drug policy.

Journal article

7 Dec 2018

The proposed framework presented in this paper was developed in consultation with researchers and policy makers. The framework is guiding current research examining vulnerabilities to climate change and the effects of a range of exposures on health and wellbeing.

Report

7 Dec 2018

This report provides an in-depth investigation of the health industry – a sector that is of critical importance to WA’s economy and people. The report explores the economic and employment opportunity it provides, including the sector’s evolution over time.

Journal article

6 Dec 2018

This article aims to review published research on the impacts of climate change on allergens and allergic diseases from an Australian perspective.

Journal article

5 Dec 2018

In recent years, Australia has seen the emergence and incorporation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture into national public health policies and frameworks as an essential requirement for the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians. Nationally, this represents a significant shift in public policy...

Report

Exploring the future health of young people in five sites across the UK
4 Dec 2018

The health of its young people is one of the biggest assets a country holds, determining its future wellbeing, costs and productivity. It forms the basis for the health of democracy, the economy and shapes the social fabric. For governments across the world, the stewardship...

Policy report

Onshore oil and gas policy background paper
4 Dec 2018

This review found growing evidence of direct health impacts, as well as a clear potential for indirect impacts of gas and oil mining on essential environmental determinants of health, including a stable climate, air quality, water quality, water security, food security, community cohesion and, in...

Report

3 Dec 2018

This report complements other reports providing data on immunisation coverage in Australia and highlights important trends, as well as policy and program changes in relation to these trends.

Report

3 Dec 2018

Human organ trafficking is a broad international problem encompassing many countries around the world. The organ trade has evolved and continues to evolve under the influence of forces of demand and supply, as well as changes in national and international regulation and law enforcement.

Strategy

30 Nov 2018

This report highlights gaps in the HIV response among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) people from high HIV prevalence countries, people who travel to high prevalence countries, and their partners.

Report

28 Nov 2018

This report highlights some of the major public health success stories made in Australia in the past two decades, and the dramatic impact they have had on our health and wellbeing.

The public health measures showcased in this report have prevented an extraordinary amount...

Report

27 Nov 2018

Increasing extreme heat will have profound impacts on people, industries and ecosystems in Western Sydney. CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology projections estimate that the average number of days over 35 could increase by up to five times without strong climate policies from a historical average...

Report

Towards a healthier future
27 Nov 2018

Overview

Substantial improvements in life expectancy over the past 100 years mean that people are living longer, healthier lives than ever before.

However, England lags behind other countries on many key health outcomes, improvements in life expectancy have stalled and health inequalities...

Overview

 

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