Public health

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Epidemiology
Global health
Population health
Public health interventions
Public health policy
Public health services
NARROWER TERMS


Briefing paper

Review of COVID-19 vaccine and treatment purchasing and procurement: executive summary and recommendations

Professor Jane Halton AO has submitted the final report of her independent review of Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine and treatment procurements to the Albanese Government. This publication contains the executive summary and recommendations from the report.
Report

The crime of criminalising everyday life: the rule of law discarded in Victoria's COVID-19 response

The criminal law was the main instrument employed by the Victorian government to force Victorians to comply with the strictest COVID-19 lockdown in the world. This report argues that the criminal law should never again be used as a blunt instrument of oppression to achieve...
Report

Hard lessons: reckoning the economic, social, and humanitarian costs of zero-Covid

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Australia imposed some of the strictest measures in the western world. The restrictions dramatically changed every aspect of society and human dynamics and engagement. This report evaluates the harm caused as a direct result of COVID-19 restrictions.
Report

Benefits of the environment to health

Ecosystem services are the benefits that society obtains from ecosystems, such as food, clean water and air. This review investigates the health benefits provided by 3 ecosystem services - air filtration, local climate regulation and recreation. The review found ecosystem services provide many benefits to...
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Wellbeing outcomes in Australia as lockdowns ease and cases increase – August 2022

The aim of this paper is to examine the trends and determinants of wellbeing over the COVID-19 period, making use of the 12 waves of the COVID-19 'Impact Monitoring Survey' data and with a particular focus on the 12 months since August 2021.
Report

Principles for healthy urban development

In this paper, the authors discuss the principles for healthy urban development and its connections with health, wellbeing and equity. They also describe how good urban design can protect and promote health, and improve health, equity and disability outcomes.
Report

The Victorian Healthy Homes Program: research findings

The Victorian Healthy Homes Program was a randomised controlled trial designed to measure the impact of an energy efficiency and thermal comfort home upgrade on temperature, energy use, health and quality of life. This report outlines the findings from an evaluation of the program.
Report

The COVID-19 pandemic: second report

This report follows on from the report published last year entitled 2020 hindsight: the first 12 months of the COVID-19 pandemic. The NSW Ombudsman's aim has been to look back on the second year of the pandemic and provide an account of what has been...
Report

Review of Victoria's emergency ambulance call answer performance

This review report provides critical insights into Victoria's preparedness for and response to the COVID-19 pandemic and opportunities for continuous improvement.
Guide

Public health crisis management playbook for archives, libraries, and museums

This publication presents a set of guiding processes, resources and tools to aid cultural heritage institutions when planning for, navigating through, and recovering from a significant public health emergency. The playbook contains information for any library, archive or museum staff who will take part in...
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Vaping regulation in 2022: identifying gaps in the regulation of e-cigarettes

E-cigarette products present a novel challenge to regulators in the United Kingdom. However, policies encouraging e-cigarette use need careful designing to avoid causing negative outcomes. This report explores this dilemma and, in identifying a number of clear gaps in the regulation, recommends what measures should...
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Strengthening Australia’s pandemic preparedness

This report highlights six science and technology areas critical to minimising the impact of pandemics in Australia. It also makes 20 recommendations that could reduce impacts while improving economic, social and health outcomes.
Policy report

Co-creation during COVID-19: 30 comparative international case studies

Co-creation – the joint production of innovation between combinations of industry, research, government and civil society – was widely used to respond to the challenges raised by the COVID-19 pandemic. This paper describes 30 COVID-19 co-creation initiatives from 21 countries and three international cases.
Policy report

How did COVID-19 shape co-creation? Insights and policy lessons from international initiatives

Co-creation – the joint production of innovation between combinations of industry, research, government and civil society – was widely used to respond to COVID-19 challenges. This paper analyses 30 international co-creation initiatives that were implemented to address COVID-19 challenges.
Report

Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the planning and implementation of Australia's COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
Report

Cold and costly: renter researchers' experiences of Winter 22

From 13 June to 31 July 2022, researchers tracked temperature and humidity in over 70 rental homes around Australia. The findings are summarised in this report.
Report

Next steps: pan-Canadian health data strategy

This report highlights key outcomes and discussion threads from a roundtable of experts who discussed next steps to build a pan-Canadian health data strategy.
Report

The relationship between health risk factors and the neighbourhood environment

Our neighbourhood environment influences our health by supporting or hindering our opportunities to engage in physical activity, access nutritious foods and commute to work. This report explores whether the selected factors in the neighbourhood environment are associated with socio-economic disadvantage and obesity, physical inactivity, insufficient...
Systematic review

Appraising health precinct audit tools: rapid systematic review of evidence

The purpose of this rapid review was to draw on secondary literature that focussed on four specific built environment audit tools to gather evidence on their critical assessments and/or applications of these tools for designing built environments that safeguard, as well as promote, health.
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Reporting on the health of culturally and linguistically diverse populations in Australia: an exploratory paper

This report explores the use of linked data to report on the health of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) populations, including its benefits, challenges and limitations. It investigates each of the available CALD variables individually, using three health outcomes to explore differences between CALD groups...