Decarbonising our healthcare, a prescription for action
The final of our new Healing Health episodes was released in November. In Decarbonising our healthcare, a prescription for action, Rebecca Patrick and Mike Forrester unpack their work in sustainable healthcare and discuss a path forward for the decarbonisation of the healthcare sector.
Listen on the IHT website, or wherever you find good podcasts.
Steve Allender named national leader in obesity prevention
IHT’s Steven Allender has been acknowledged among the nation’s leading researchers in obesity prevention by in a new report from Research Australia.
Deakin University was listed among the top five obesity research institutions within the report which demonstrates Australia’s global leadership in obesity research and calls for local change to prioritise and accelerate progress for the millions of Australians who live with obesity.
New IHT research grades the Victorian Government at a C+ on preventive health
Following the release of federal data from the Food Policy Index, November saw the release of state-based data for Victoria. The report has found the new Victorian government must focus on bolstering the capacity of the Health Department and other agencies to take actions relating to health promotion, and public health nutrition.
Release of new Long COVID modelling
Mary Rose Angeles, along with our IHT friend and colleague Martin Hensher, released new modelling that demonstrates the scale and impact of Long COVID in Australia.
The models suggest that a minimum of 160,000 Australians will be experiencing Long COVID in early December, over 35,000 of whom will find their daily lives significantly impacted by illness. It is, however, very likely that over 500,000 people will have Long COVID symptoms, and that more than 110,000 of them will suffer significant impacts from their symptoms.
Western Alliance Symposium
It was great to see IHT-well represented at the Western Alliance Symposium in Dunkeld on the 21 and 22 November.
Congratulations to all the presenters for a job well done and thank you for flying the IHT flag. Vidanka Vasilevski (pictured), from QPS presented on her BRaVe Preparation Study: Identifying barriers and enablers to engage vulnerable populations with perinatal healthcare services
The MRFF-funded DELIVER Project was featured as a keynote with an update provided from the project team and overview of co-design methods being utilised across the program.
Also, Suzanne Robinson, provided an overview of the recently published Australia’s health reimagined: The journey to a connected and confident consumer, which she co-authored.
Presentations and videos from the Symposium will made available in the coming weeks.
Anna Peeters and Miranda Blake are featured in the latest episode of the PreventionWorks podcast – a podcast by The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre (TAPPC) with host Gretchen Miller.
The episode focuses on healthy food retail in healthcare settings. Listen on the TAPPC website, or wherever you get podcasts.
- Natalie Winter, who was awarded a Deeble Institute Summer Research Scholarship to write a policy brief on the wellbeing of carers and patients;
- Catherine Bennett, whose paper, Learning to live with COVID-19 in Australia: time for a new approach, was highly commended in Public Health Research & Practice’s 2022 PHRP Excellence Awards;
- Jo Watson, whose article in The Conversation on Stranger Things’ use of disability trauma for entertainment has been selected for inclusion in The Conversation’s 2022 yearbook, Reckoning with Power and Privilege;
- Guncag Ozaci who who has fulfilled the requirements of a PhD with the thesis titled: Communication about managing medications by older patients across transitions of care. Guncag’s IHT supervisors were Elizabeth Manias and Tracey Bucknall;
- Monica Schoch, who was awarded a Faculty of Health HDR Publication Writing Award for 2022;
- Jo McDonall, who has been selected as a finalist in the Research Australia 2022 Health & Medical Research Awards for the Griffith University Discovery Award;
- QPS, on the release of their 2021 annual report. ; and
- Anna Peeters and Kathryn Backholer on their Vice-Chancelor’s awards.