Lesley King

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Obesity prevention in children and young people: what policy actions are needed?

Overweight and obesity in childhood and adolescence are associated with adverse health consequences throughout the lifecourse. This article outlines the policy actions, governance and accountability mechanisms needed to tackle the global epidemic of childhood obesity.
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A guide to scaling up population health interventions

This guide was informed by a systematic review of scaling up models and methods, and a two-round Delphi process with a sample of senior policy makers, practitioners and researchers actively involved in scaling up processes. Its purpose is to help policy makers, practitioners, researchers and...

Workplace screening programs for chronic disease prevention: a rapid review

This review examined the effectiveness of workplace screening programs for chronic disease prevention based on evidence retrieved from the main databases of biomedical and health economic literature published to March 2012, supplemented with relevant reports. The review found: 1. Strong evidence of effectiveness of HRAs...
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How do government health departments in Australia access health economics advice to inform decisions for health?

This survey sought to describe how government health departments in Australia use specialist health economic advice to inform policy and planning and the mechanisms through which they access this advice. Government anticipates that health economic analysis will contribute to evidence-based policy development. Early examples in...
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Analysing NSW state policy for child obesity prevention: strategic policy versus practical action

There is increasing worldwide recognition of the need for government policies to address the recent increases in the incidence and prevalence of childhood obesity. The complexity and inter-relatedness of the determinants of obesity pose a genuine policy challenge, both scientifically and politically. This study examines...