National Preventive Health Research Strategy Launched

Latest update: 26 June 2013

The Australian National Preventive Health Agency has today launched the National Preventive Health Research Strategy (2013-2018) which will guide knowledge-development for a healthy Australia through application of a collaborative, integrated model of research.

The Strategy is being released as part of the Agency’s National Preventive Health Research Symposium hosted in Canberra.

Louise Sylvan, CEO of the Agency said, “Through an extensive consultation process the Agency has developed this Strategy to be the national guide for the production of preventive health knowledge through research undertaken in partnership with those that prepare and implement with policy.”

Along with the Strategy launch the Symposium will host keynote presentations on the ‘State of the policy-research nexus’ and will showcase leading examples of policy-relevant preventive health research from the National Preventive Health Award finalists and recipients of the Agency’s preventive health research project grants.

“This National Preventive Health Research Symposium will provide opportunities for inter-disciplinary and cross-sectoral dialogue with researchers, policy makers and those that practice implementation to share reports on recent developments, new resources and facilities for furthering the integration of research processes into policy development,” Ms Sylvan said.

Other key features of the Symposium include an interactive session, open to the public, on the challenge of integrating research and policy about physical activity for health, facilitated by ABC Radio host, Dr Gael Jennings and, presentations from the three successful recipients of the Preventive Health Research Fellowships about their proposed work programs.