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Collective impact: evidence and implications for practice

This paper describes the history and development of collective impact, with a focus on Australia, and includes two case studies to examine how collective impact is currently being practised in Australia.

Australia, an intoxicated society: 40 years on from the Baume Report

This study, examining the progress made against the landmark Baume Report’s recommendations, has found that despite substantive progress on drink driving, governments have failed over the last four decades to make any significant headway in implementing effective alcohol policy to tackle the price, promotion and...

Overweight and obesity in Australia: a birth cohort analysis

Overweight and obesity is a major public health issue, second only to tobacco smoking as a risk factor contributing to the burden of disease in Australia. This report looks at the prevalence of overweight and obesity by birth cohort to examine potential differences at a...
Data portal

An interactive insight into overweight and obesity in Australia

This web report provides interactive data displays on the prevalence of overweight and obesity, differences in the prevalence between certain population groups and what is happening over time.

Impact of physical inactivity as a risk factor for chronic conditions: Australian Burden of Disease Study

This report provides further information on physical inactivity as a risk factor for disease burden in Australia. It includes a revised list of diseases linked to physical inactivity, updated estimates of their association, and a broader definition of physical activity.

China’s quest for nutritional security

Nutrition is an important, but under-appreciated, component of Chinese food security. A greater appreciation of the role that access to nutritious food plays in economic productivity could help to reduce the economic burden of an ageing population.

2017 public statement – water fluoridation and human health in Australia

This public statement recommends community water fluoridation as a safe, effective and ethical way to help reduce tooth decay, and a range within which the NHMRC supports states and territories fluoridating their drinking water supplies.
Journal article

The prevalence of diabetes among adults aged 40 years and over in Fiji

This project aimed to = estimate the prevalence of diabetes among adults aged ≥40 years in Fiji, and determine the demographic characteristics associated with this diagnosis.
Discussion paper

Prescription strong (Schedule 8) opioid use and misuse in Australia – options for a regulatory response: consultation paper

This consultation paper examines the issues around prescription opioid use and misuse in Australia and explores options for a regulatory response to issues identified.

The management of asbestos in the non-occupational environment

These guidelines are directed at non-workplace exposure to asbestos in the air and to help public health units of district health boards address public concerns and give sensible advice.