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News and updates from the world of health promotion.

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VicHealth NHMRC Partnership Projects & ARC Linkage Projects 2016/2017

 VicHealth Innovation Research Grant 2017

 

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A selection of recently published research and publications on health promotion and related topics.

Jackson H, Shiell A (2017) Preventive health: How much does Australia spend and is it enough? Canberra: Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education. http://fare.org.au/wp-content/uploads/Preventive-health-How-much-does-Australia-spend-and-is-it-enough_FINAL.pdf

Waters E, Gibbs L, et al (2017) ‘Cluster randomised trial of a school-community child health promotion and obesity prevention intervention: findings from the evaluation of fun ‘n healthy in Moreland!’, BMC Public Health 18:92. https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-017-4625-9

AIHW (2017) National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS) 2016 key findings http://www.aihw.gov.au/alcohol-and-other-drugs/data-sources/ndshs-2016/key-findings/

 OECD (2017), Behavioural Insights and Public Policy: Lessons from Around the World, OECD Publishing, Paris. http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/governance/behavioural-insights-and-public-policy_9789264270480-en

 

VicHealth NHMRC Partnership Projects & ARC Linkage Projects 2016/2017

The 2017 VicHealth–NHMRC Partnership Projects Grant and the VicHealth–ARC Linkage grants round opened in May 2017. Public applications for these rounds are now closed with successful Stage 2 applicants submitting their final proposal at the end of August.  

We had an extremely strong round of applicants for these 2017 grant rounds and eighteen research proposals were selected to progress to Stage 2. An external peer review process has now commenced, with final announcements of successful applicants expected in late October.

ARC and NHMRC results from VicHealth’s 2016 supported applicants are being announced over the coming months. A big congratulations to Professor Josephine Barraket from Swinburne University of Technology who successfully gaining funding from the NHMRC with her 2016 VicHealth-supported project, Improving health equity of young people: The role of social enterprise.

For updates on next year’s rounds, visit www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/funding/nhmrc-partnerships or www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/funding/arc-linkage-projects 

 

VicHealth Innovation Research Grant 2017

The VicHealth Innovation Research Grant calls for researchers to undertake a two-year innovative research project that has the potential to generate large health gains for Victorian population groups. 

This funding is open to researchers based at Australian not-for-profit organisations such as universities, research centres, government or non-government organisation.

Through this scheme VicHealth aims to support the development of new knowledge and approaches related to our five strategic imperatives – healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco, alcohol and mental wellbeing. We will continue to prioritise research that aims to address health inequities in relation to these areas.

Up to five research projects will be supported in the 2017 Innovation Research Grant round and the maximum funding available for each project is $200,000 over two years.

 The next Innovation Research Grant round will open on 2 October 2017. For updates, visit www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/funding/innovation-research-grants