Health promotion

Alternate Term Label:
Community health education
Health information
Safe sex awareness
Healthy eating
Working paper

The persuasive effect of Fox News: non-compliance with social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 crisis has renewed concerns about the dangers of misinformation and its persuasive effects on behaviour. The US response to the pandemic is deeply divided along partisan lines. This study measured the effects of cable news in the US on regional differences in compliance...
Journal article

The relation between media consumption and misinformation at the outset of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in the US

Public understanding of needed preventative measures and rejection of bogus ones is important because SARS-CoV-2 is highly contagious and potentially lethal. This article discusses a survey in early March 2020 to ascertain where and whether US residents were receiving accurate information from news sources.

Prevention in the age of information: public education for better health

Tackling preventative illness must remain a top priority for the government in the 2020s. This report argues that the UK government must deliver a paradigm shift in prevention policy from interventions that ‘blame and punish’ to those that ‘empathise and assist.’ The aim of prevention...
Discussion paper

Six-country survey on COVID-19

This paper provides a data set for public use of roughly 6,000 individuals in six countries relating to beliefs about the pandemic, behaviour change, work and living situations, income, and exposure to the virus, socio-demographic characteristics and pre-pandemic health characteristics.
Blog post

Which behaviours should we prioritise during the pandemic?

This article asks whether a 'behavioural prioritisation process' might inform a better communication strategy in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic.
Blog post

Covid-19 SCRUB survey wave 2: what are Australians doing and who are they listening to?

BehavioursWorks Australia is leading the Australian chapter of the Survey of COVID-19 Responses to Understand Behaviour (SCRUB) project, which aims to give policymakers actionable insights into public attitudes and behaviours relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Briefing paper

STICKE: Systems Thinking in Community Knowledge Exchange

This publication explains the STICKE database.
Journal article

A scoping review of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health promotion programs focused on modifying chronic disease risk factors

This review provides a comprehensive synthesis of key information on cardiovascular health among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia to inform those involved or who have an interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, in particular cardiovascular health and provide the evidence...
Briefing paper

The nation’s health: priorities for the next government

Worrying trends in the United Kingdom’s public health have emerged in recent years that cannot be overlooked by the incoming government. This briefing focuses on what action the next government needs to take to create a healthier UK society.

A healthy foundation for the future

This is the final report from the Young people’s future health inquiry. It sets out a range of factors that are putting the UK’s 12-24 year-olds at risk of ill-health later in life.