Chronic conditions: strategy 2016 to 2026

This strategy details the organisational approach Apunipima will take to work with Cape York communities in the prevention, treatment and management of chronic conditions. It reflects current practice, based on research and in line with national and other state approaches.
Position paper

Vision for general practice and a sustainable healthcare system

This document outlines a model of care that aims to address many of Australia’s longstanding healthcare challenges. The strategy has been developed by specialist general practitioners (GPs) – the health professionals with the unique dual roles of providing whole-person care over time, and acting as...
Policy report

The evolution and future of HIV prevention technology: an HIV policy primer

The HIV pandemic has changed the face of global health, posing serious challenges to political, economic, and cultural stability in many countries and communities. This paper serves as a primer on the evolution of HIV prevention efforts, innovative new technologies, and the outstanding barriers that...

World Alzheimer report 2014

The World Alzheimer Report 2014 examines critically the evidence for the existence of modifiable risk factors for dementia. It focuses on potential modifiable risk factors in four key domains: developmental, psychological and psychosocial, lifestyle and cardiovascular conditions. The report makes recommendations to drive public health...

National guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

The third edition of the National guide is a practical resource intended for all health professionals delivering primary healthcare to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples. Its purpose is to provide health professionals with an accessible, userfriendly guide to best practice in preventive healthcare for...
Discussion paper

Imagining HIV in 2030: discussion paper

What does HIV look like in 2030? How do we make sure people living with HIV age healthily and well? What needs to be done so that everyone benefits equally from NSW’s leading HIV response? These are some of the issues explored in this discussion...

WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic 2019: offer help to quit tobacco use

This report tracks the status of the tobacco epidemic and interventions to combat it, ranging from graphic pack warnings and advertising bans to no smoking areas.

Health at a glance: Europe 2018

The Health at a Glance: Europe report series gauges progress towards effective, accessible and resilient health systems across the EU. The report which is published every two years attempts to provide a neutral, descriptive comparison of all EU countries on the basis of publically available...

How to implement seasonal influenza vaccination of health workers

This manual serves as a resource and catalogue of available tools to assist country officials in deciding upon, planning, implementing and monitoring health worker influenza vaccination in order to achieve optimal vaccination coverage.

Ending the blame game: the case for a new approach to public health and prevention

Too many people in the UK are suffering from preventable ill-health, with progress on prevention stalling in recent years. This paper argues that four key shifts are needed to make up a paradigm shift in prevention and public health policy that helps move the United...

BreastScreen Australia data dictionary

The BreastScreen Australia data dictionary is intended to be the authoritative source of data definitions used by BreastScreen Australia to meet the need for national consistency in data collected for program monitoring and evaluation, and for accreditation of BreastScreen Australia services.
Position paper

Immediate policy priorities 2019

Immediate Policy Priorities highlights five key issues that deserve urgent attention and serious commitments from political parties seeking to form the next Australian government. This document is high level and is intentionally limited in scope.

Equally well in Victoria

This strategy document places consumers at the centre of making decisions about their physical health. The framework describes five interconnected clinical practice domains that are underpinned by seven core practice principles that support physical health care in Victorian specialist mental health services.

Cancer in Australia 2019

This report provides a comprehensive overview of national statistics on cancer. It presents information and statistics on cancer risk factors, national population screening programs, Medicare-subsidised surveillance and treatment, cancer incidence, hospitalisations, survival, prevalence and mortality.

2019 Global health care outlook: shaping the future

With financial sustainability, care delivery, patient centricity, digital transformation, and regulatory compliance at the top of the agenda, this report argues that health care sector leaders need to collaborate with all stakeholders, as they look to shape the future of health care and establish a...

To health and happiness: WA’s health industry future

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.
Policy report

Active school travel: pathways to a healthy future

This policy paper is the work of a national collaboration of leading experts, researchers and practitioners working in health, education, transport, public health and policy.
Journal article

Improving preventive health care in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary care settings

Preventable chronic disease is the largest contributor to the health differential between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, but recommended best-practice preventive care is not consistently provided to Indigenous Australians.

Procurement of the National Cancer Screening Register

This audit assessed whether the Department of Health effectively procured services to operate a National Cancer Screening Register.
Journal article

Systems approaches for chronic disease prevention: sound logic and empirical evidence, but is this view shared outside of academia?

This research aimed to examine the convergence between the systems science literature and the views of those working in and advocating for prevention, in relation to the value of systems thinking and its methods for the prevention of chronic diseases.