What was the Boosting Preventive Health Research initiative?

This $10 million initiative supported low-cost interventions to help Australians:

  • live in a healthier way
  • prevent disease
  • keep people out of hospital

Why was the Boosting Preventive Health Research initiative important?

The initiative was important because it supported practical interventions to help prevent chronic diseases. Chronic diseases are the leading cause of early deaths and disability in Australia.

Chronic diseases include conditions like:

  • heart disease
  • type 2 diabetes
  • respiratory disease
  • arthritis
  • cancer

We could prevent 80% of heart disease and type 2 diabetes and 40% of all cancers if we eliminated certain risk factors:

  • being overweight or obese
  • being physically inactive
  • drinking too much alcohol
  • smoking

What were the goals of the Boosting Preventive Health Research initiative?

The initiative aimed to:

  • develop an understanding of what works and what doesn’t when it comes to preventing chronic disease
  • encourage university researchers and health services to work together to better understand why people make the health choices they do
  • develop effective guidance, tools and interventions to support Australians to live active and healthy lives

Who worked with us on the Boosting Preventive Health Research initiative?

The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) funded this initiative.

The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre (TAPPC) managed the initiative.

Outcomes

We asked The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre (TAPPC) to manage the initiative. You can view TAPPC’s website for information on their projects.

Contact

The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre (TAPPC)

The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre is a national collaboration of researchers, policy makers and practitioners who are working together to identify new ways of understanding what works and what doesn’t to prevent lifestyle-related chronic health problems in Australia.

TAPPC phone
Postal addresses: 
PO Box K617
Haymarket NSW 1240

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Last updated: 
24 December 2019