14 episodes

Prevention Works is a series of conversations with some of our nation's top public health researchers. Join host Gretchen Miller as she brings together policy makers and researchers to discuss how the Prevention Centre is finding new ways of addressing Australia's greatest health challenge: lifestyle-related chronic disease.

Prevention Works The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre

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Prevention Works is a series of conversations with some of our nation's top public health researchers. Join host Gretchen Miller as she brings together policy makers and researchers to discuss how the Prevention Centre is finding new ways of addressing Australia's greatest health challenge: lifestyle-related chronic disease.

    Understanding hate through a public health lens

    Understanding hate through a public health lens

    What is hate? Is there an antidote? Join us for a critically reflective conversation about hate and how to redress it with Professor Sandro Galea - considered one of the most important and innovative voices in American health and medicine.

    • 34 min
    Why complex is not the same as complicated and what this means for how we approach complex problems

    Why complex is not the same as complicated and what this means for how we approach complex problems

    Traditionally science is based on the idea that if you work out the causes of a problem, you know how to solve it. But this reductionist view won't work for complex problems. Professor Diane Finegood discusses why we need a more integrative approach to produce the kind of evidence we need.

    • 31 min
    Bringing research into the real world: the challenges of scaling up

    Bringing research into the real world: the challenges of scaling up

    This episode we're talking about scaling up. That's where you take a program that's worked and bring it to larger populations - a challenge for policy makers all over the world. Why do we struggle with scaling up? Why isn't it consistently handled, why do so many promising projects that could be scaled up die on the vine, and, of course, what can we do to fix it?

    • 39 min
    Addressing chronic pain - one of our biggest health problems in Australia

    Addressing chronic pain - one of our biggest health problems in Australia

    Prevention Works visits Concord Repatriation General Hospital in Sydney to meet with Professor Fiona Blyth, who is leading a study into the prevention of chronic pain for the Prevention Centre. Listen to Fiona explain the difference between acute and chronic pain, the massive scale of the problem in Australia, and why primary care is key.

    • 29 min
    How does preventing chronic disease help reduce cancer deaths?

    How does preventing chronic disease help reduce cancer deaths?

    The Cancer Council is the only cancer charity that works across all cancer types and in several ways, from prevention to research, from support to advocacy. Now they're bringing that expertise to bear at the Prevention Centre, partnering with us to reduce the number of deaths from cancer in Australia. In this episode, host Gretchen Miller chats to CEO of Cancer Council Australia, Professor Sanchia Aranda.

    • 26 min
    Tackling the pandemic of diabetes in pregnancy

    Tackling the pandemic of diabetes in pregnancy

    Dr Chris Nolan used to see all his pregnant mothers with diabetes in a morning. Now, he's swamped. He joins Louise Freebairn to discuss why so many pregnant women are presenting with this dangerous condition, and how dynamic simulation modelling is providing some answers on how to intervene in the ACT.

    • 32 min

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