Prevention

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Prevention-based approaches
NARROWER TERMS
Report

Zero suicide Aotearoa

This paper outlines a systems approach to suicide prevention that recognises it takes many sectors, groups and individuals working together to save lives. It has been written at a time when the country is facing the worst public health crisis in a generation. The COVID-19...
Report

Disrupting the system: preventing and responding to sexual harassment in the workplace

Over the past 18 months, members of Male Champions of Change (MCC) have looked deeply at the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. This work forms part of a broad and long-term MCC mission to achieve gender equality, advance more women into leadership and...
Media release

New $6m tender to help reduce homelessness in SA

The Marshall Liberal Government is calling for Expressions of Interest from organisations capable of delivering reductions in homelessness across South Australia. Initiative: Homelessness Prevention Fund
Media release

Billions in tax relief for business, $1 billion fund for jobs, and help for the vulnerable

The NSW Government today released the second stage of its economic package aimed at keeping people in jobs, helping businesses and supporting our most vulnerable in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Initiative: Boost in funding to prevent homelessness
Media release

COVID-19 support for Canberrans facing homelessness or domestic and family violence

Today the ACT Government announced the details of $3 million in funding to provide support for people facing homelessness or domestic and family violence arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Initiative: Support for people facing homelessness or domestic and family violence Initiative: Funding for service providers...
Journal article

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.
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.
Article

Why self-determination is vital for Indigenous communities to beat coronavirus

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.
Report

Family Violence Death Review Committee sixth report: men who use violence

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.
Report

Better system, better chances

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...
Report

Implementation and emerging outcomes evaluation of the Place-Based Initiatives

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...
Report

Kungas’ trauma experiences and effects on behaviour in Central Australia

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...
Report

Expert Advisory Committee on Perpetrator Interventions: final report

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...
Strategy

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.
Report

The burden of vaccine preventable diseases in Australia

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.
Report

Engaging men who use violence: invitational narrative approaches

This qualitative research explores how invitational narrative ways of working successfully engage men and enable behavioural and attitudinal change.
Literature review

Prevention and early intervention for adults with mild to moderate depression

The aim of this review was to identify policies, programs and services which have been effective in preventing and/or managing mild to moderate depression and anxiety in adults.
Report

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...
Report

Home visiting programs for the prevention of child abuse

The most widely recognised approach to child abuse prevention is a model that draws together the concepts surrounding primary, secondary and tertiary intervention. Primary prevention refers to stopping abuse before it starts by targeting members of the community through broad-based programs directed at populations of...
Journal article

Prevention-based approaches to social policy: the case of early childhood development

This article reviews the Australian evidence concerning interventions in early childhood aimed at promoting children’s psychological well-being and preventing social and psychological dysfunction in later life. Two kinds of research are surveyed. One is the Australian social science literature that has emerged in the last...