Associate Professor Kathryn Backholer and her team have been awarded $590,000 from The Ian Potter Foundation for DIGITAL-YOUTH: An intelligent systems approach to monitoring harmful online advertising to children and youth. Project partners include Deakin’s  Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation, University of Wollongong, University of Queensland, University of Sydney, VicHealth, Cancer Council Vic, QUIT, Responsible Gambling Foundation, FARE, and The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre.

Professor Andrea Driscoll and Alfred Deakin Professor Alison Hutchinson have been awarded a Primary care Rural Innovative Multidisciplinary Models (PRIMM) grant of $400,000 over 2 years for a project titled ‘RURAL-HEART’. The project will allow Deakin to work with six regional primary care partners and enable improved health service delivery for the management of heart failure and enhance rural workforce capacity across local communities, primary care and community health services.

Professor Julie Considine and her colleagues at the University of Sydney have received a MRFF 2022 Models of Care to Improve the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Acute Care Grant for their project Giving patients an EPIC-START: An evidence based, data driven model of care to improve patient care and efficiency in emergency departments. The $2.5m study will run over 5 years at 30 emergency departments in NSW to evaluate the EPIC-START model of care that enables earlier decisions, delivery of care and detection of clinical deterioration by front line ED clinicians using an implementation effectiveness trial.