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  1. Research

    A multidimensional classification of public health activity in Australia

    At present, we have very limited ability to compare public health activity across jurisdictions and countries, or even to ascertain differences in what is considered to be a public health activity. Existing st...

    Louisa Jorm, Su Gruszin and Tim Churches

    Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2009 6:9

    Published on: 9 April 2009

  2. Debate

    Strengthening field-based training in low and middle-income countries to build public health capacity: Lessons from Australia's Master of Applied Epidemiology program

    The International Health Regulations (2005) and the emergence and global spread of infectious diseases have triggered a re-assessment of how rich countries should support capacity development for communicable ...

    Mahomed S Patel and Christine B Phillips

    Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2009 6:5

    Published on: 9 April 2009

  3. Commentary

    Educating the public health workforce: Issues and challenges

    In public health, as well as other health education contexts, there is increasing recognition of the transformation in public health practice and the necessity for educational providers to keep pace. Tradition...

    Mary Louise Fleming, Elizabeth Parker, Trish Gould and Melinda Service

    Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2009 6:8

    Published on: 9 April 2009

  4. Research

    Regulatory axes on food advertising to children on television

    This article describes and evaluates some of the criteria on the basis of which food advertising to children on television could be regulated, including controls that revolve around the type of television prog...

    Elizabeth Handsley, Kaye Mehta, John Coveney and Chris Nehmy

    Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2009 6:1

    Published on: 22 January 2009

  5. Short report

    Selecting interventions to promote fruit and vegetable consumption: from policy to action, a planning framework case study in Western Australia

    The Department of Health in Western Australia identified access to, and daily consumption of recommended amounts of fruit and vegetables, as priority health determinants. The numerous factors that influence su...

    Christina M Pollard, Janette M Lewis and Colin W Binns

    Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2008 5:27

    Published on: 24 December 2008

  6. Research

    Using performance-based regulation to reduce childhood obesity

    Worldwide, the public health community has recognized the growing problem of childhood obesity. But, unlike tobacco control policy, there is little evidence about what public policies would work to substantial...

    Stephen D Sugarman and Nirit Sandman

    Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2008 5:26

    Published on: 18 November 2008

  7. Research

    How to make the rhetoric of joined-up government really work

    "Joined-up' government and 'whole-of-government' approaches have evolved over the past two decades from the simple 'one-stop-shop' concept to much more formal organisational structures mandated at the highest ...

    Jim Hyde

    Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2008 5:22

    Published on: 4 November 2008

  8. Research

    I don't think general practice should be the front line: Experiences of general practitioners working with refugees in South Australia

    Many refugees arrive in Australia with complex health needs. In South Australia (SA), providing initial health care to refugees is the responsibility of General Practitioners (GPs) in private practice. Their c...

    David R Johnson, Anna M Ziersch and Teresa Burgess

    Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2008 5:20

    Published on: 8 August 2008

  9. Research

    Is there a crisis in nursing retention in New South Wales?

    There is a severe shortage of nurses in Australia. Policy makers and researchers are especially concerned that retention levels of nurses in the health workforce have worsened over the last decade. There are a...

    Denise Doiron, Jane Hall and Glenn Jones

    Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2008 5:19

    Published on: 5 August 2008

  10. Review

    The rise and fall of Australian physical activity policy 1996 – 2006: a national review framed in an international context

    This paper provides an historical review of physical activity policy development in Australia for a period spanning a decade since the release of the US Surgeon General's Report on Physical Activity and Health...

    Bill Bellew, Stephanie Schöeppe, Fiona C Bull and Adrian Bauman

    Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2008 5:18

    Published on: 31 July 2008

  11. Debate

    Collaborative review of pilot projects to inform policy: A methodological remedy for pilotitis?

    In rural health and other health service development contexts, there is frustration with a reliance on pilot projects as a means of informing policy and service innovation. There is also an emerging recognitio...

    Pim Kuipers, John S Humphreys, John Wakerman, Robert Wells, Judith Jones and Philip Entwistle

    Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2008 5:17

    Published on: 19 July 2008

  12. Research

    Using deliberative techniques to engage the community in policy development

    This paper examines work in deliberative approaches to community engagement used in Western Australia by the Department of Planning and Infrastructure and other planning and infrastructure agencies between 200...

    Judy Gregory, Janette Hartz-Karp and Rebecca Watson

    Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2008 5:16

    Published on: 16 July 2008

  13. Commentary

    Obesity prevention: the role of policies, laws and regulations

    The commercial drivers of the obesity epidemic are so influential that obesity can be considered a robust sign of commercial success – consumers are buying more food, more cars and more energy-saving machines....

    Boyd A Swinburn

    Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2008 5:12

    Published on: 5 June 2008

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