STREAM 1: ‘Finding the gaps’


What is the issue?

We can improve the health of our community by ensuring effective chronic disease prevention programs and practices are routinely implemented in childcare, schools, workplaces and sporting clubs. To do this, we need to identify the gap between what the evidence tells us is effective, and what is being routinely implemented in our target settings.


How will this program help?

We are finding out which nutrition, physical activity, tobacco and alcohol interventions, programs, practices, and policies are effective in childcare, schools, workplaces and sporting clubs. We are finding out the extent to which effective interventions, programs and practices are being implemented in these settings. We are identifying where there are gaps in implementation. We are working with policy makers and health promotion practitioners to identify priority programs and practices based on effectiveness and feasibility. Our findings will help policy makers and practitioners know where to invest to support implementation of effective chronic disease prevention programs, policies and practices in childcare, schools, workplaces and sporting clubs to improve public health.

How are we conducting this research?

We are undertaking systematic reviews, national surveys and prioritisation consultation processes.

 

SCHOOLS

RESEARCH PROJECTS:
Research projects will review school community setting CDP practice gaps internationally and
will also seek to identify school community setting CDP practice gaps in Australia.

CONTACTS:
Executive Sponsors: Adrian Bauman (CIC) and Sze Yoong (CIG)
Stream Leads:  Rebecca Hodder / Kate O’Brien


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SPORTING GROUPS

RESEARCH PROJECTS:
Review of sporting group community settings CDP practice gaps internationally.
Identifying sporting group community settings CDP practice gaps in Australia.

CONTACTS:
Executive Sponsor: Bauman (CIC)
Stream Leads: Hodder and O’Brien


CHILDCARE & early LEARNING centres

RESEARCH PROJECTS:
Review of Childcare and early education centres community settings CDP practice gaps internationally.
Identifying childcare and early education centres community settings CDP practice gaps in Australia.

 

CONTACTS:
Executive Sponsor: Yoong (CIG)
Stream Leads: Jackson

 

WORKPLACES

RESEARCH PROJECTS:
Review of workplace community settings CDP practice gaps internationally.
Identifying workplace community settings CDP practice gaps in Australia.


CONTACTS
:
Executive Sponsor: Yoong (CIG)
Stream Leads: Jackson