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:
Review school community setting CDP practice gaps internationally
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


PUBLISHED PAPER SUMMARIES:

– The Association between Australian Childcare Centre Healthy Eating Practices and Children’s Healthy Eating Behaviours: A Cross-Sectional Study within Lunchbox Centres


 


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


PUBLISHED PAPER SUMMARIES:

– Healthy eating interventions delivered in early childhood education and care settings for improving the diet of children aged six year and below
– Obesity Prevention within the Early Childhood Education and Care Setting: A Systematic Review of Dietary Behaviour and Physical Activity Policies and Guidelines in High Income Countries
– Interventions for increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in children aged five years and under

 


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

 


 

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