Beyond “prevention is better than cure”: understanding prevention and early intervention as an approach to public policy
This paper draws on insights from the policy making literature to identify key themes that support the development of prevention and early intervention as an approach to public policy.
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.
Compared to the past, Indigenous people have been more able to take measures to protect their communities from disease. To beat COVID-19, Indigenous self-determination is vital.
The Family Violence Death Review Committee’s (the Committee’s) sixth report provides an overview of the lives of 97 men who used violence against their intimate partners between 2009 and 2017, as captured in the committee’s database.
Effective prevention and early intervention is possibly the most promising strategy for changing the trajectories of children. There is clear evidence that children’s life chances are influenced by their families and communities and that they are able to be changed for the better. Improving the...
The purpose of the Place-Based Initiatives (PBI) model is to improve outcomes for at-risk children and their whānau by shifting collective decision-making and discretion to the local level. In 2016, Cabinet selected three PBI sites: Manaaki Tairāwhiti, South Auckland Social Wellbeing Board, and Kāinga Ora...
This research explored the lives of 12 Aboriginal women who were clients of the Kunga Stopping Violence Program (KSVP), and were incarcerated for alleged violent offences in Central Australia. Analysis of their life stories demonstrates the critical need for services that can effectively respond to...
The Expert Advisory Committee on Perpetrator Interventions was established to advise the state government on the suite of family violence perpetrator interventions that should be available in Victoria to ensure the safety of more women and children. This report explores ways to strengthen existing and...
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.
This report presents detailed methods and results from the Burden of Vaccine Preventable Diseases in Australia study, which focused on diseases with vaccines on Australia’s National Immunisation Program (NIP) schedule.