Preventive health services

Audio podcast

Prevention Works
23 Jan 2019

In this episode from podcast series Prevention Works, Professor Jenny Bowman discusses research and initiatives to tackle physical health dispartities amongst those living with mental illness.


3 Aug 2017

With state and federal governments focused on big-ticket medical spending, can local initiatives fill the gaps?

Journal article

14 Jul 2017

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.


29 Jun 2017

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


7 Feb 2017

The New Zealand Ministry of Health funded Waitemata District Health Board (WDHB) to run a Bowel Screening Pilot (BSP) from 2012 to 2015, to inform whether a national bowel screening programme should be introduced.

This report is the final evaluation report of the BSP,...


15 Jul 2016

There is a need and desire to improve chronic disease prevention efforts across Australia. Increasingly, scientists are urging the use of systems thinking and its methods to significantly shift the way we think about, and intervene in, chronic diseases.

This research aimed to examine...


13 Jun 2016

This report provides up-to date and comprehensive data on the quality of preventive care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from 137 primary health centres across Australia.

Incorporating perspectives from a wide range of stakeholders on priority evidence-practice gaps and barriers, enablers and...

Journal article

10 Mar 2016

Background: Potentially preventable chronic diseases are the greatest contributor to the health gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-­Indigenous Australians. Preventive care is important for earlier detection and control of chronic disease, and a number of recent policy initiatives have aimed...

Journal article

28 Jan 2016

Initiatives that support primary care to better enable delivery of optimal prevention services are of great importance. The purpose of this study was to examine the frequency of medical consultations by patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in the six months after hospital discharge and...


30 Jul 2015

This review focused on the implementation of risk stratification tools. It found that the use of risk stratification tools in combination with a care management plan can improve patient outcomes. The use of risk stratification tools to determine components of a care management plan can...


3 Jun 2015

This paper identifies strategic priorities for taking action to prevent chronic diseases. It is the second report by the Mitchell Institute on this issue. The first report, Chronic diseases in Australia: the case for changing course , mapped out the social, economic and health costs...


2 Mar 2015

This 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.


Breast cancer is...

Journal article

19 Mar 2012

We used an Australian population-based cancer database to estimate the total number of cancers to be diagnosed in 2025, by applying published age- and sex-specific population projections to current cancer incidence rates, and multiplying the projected numbers of cancers by estimates of population-attributable fractions. Projected...


6 Nov 2008

This report describes the prevalence and trends of neural tube defects (NTD) in Australia during the past decade to provide baseline prevalence of NTD, prior to the implementation of mandatory folic acid fortification of bread flour in September 2009.

Journal article

24 Oct 2006

For the last 20 years injury prevention policy in Australia has been hampered by poor consultation practices, limited stakeholder involvement, inadequate allocation of resources, poor implementation, and an absence of performance measures. This paper describes the development of injury prevention policy in Australia from its...



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