Getting research into practice

Policy submissions: food advertising

Policy submissions: National Preventive Taskforce

Policy submissions: Inquiry into Obesity

Reporting obesity: a resource for journalists

Management of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents: can we achieve an agreed model of care?

Healthykids Regional Workshops

Beyond behaviour - Organisational and professional capacity required to implement NHMRC clinical guidelines

Short course on obesity prevention for health professionals

Evaluation of NSW Government Action Plan

Policy submissions: food advertising

COO made two submissions to the ACMA review of Children's Television Standards.

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ACMA submission 2

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Policy submissions: National Preventive Taskforce (2008)

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Policy submissions: Inquiry into Obesity (2008)

The Parliament of Australia, House Standing Committee on Health and Ageing, conducted an Inquiry into Obesity in Australia (2008).

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Reporting obesity: a resource for journalists

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This publication highlights current debates in relation to obesity as a health problem and proposes alternative ways in which the issue can be reported in the media. Based on current research on media coverage, Dr Catriona Bonfiglioli exposes common myths, discusses how media can cover solutions as well as problems, and identifies fresh news angles. The publication offers new insights to journalists, students and health professionals.

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View list of contacts who can comment on obesity related issues including: active living, children, the built environment, food marketing, social and cultural issues, nutrition, obesity, policy, indigenous communities, & culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

View NSW COO Obesity Contact List [PDF]

Management of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents: can we achieve an agreed model of care?

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Management of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents: can we achieve an agreed model of care?, a report on the Research Policy Forum held at Sydney University on 12 July 2007. This report presents background material, as well as a summary of the discussion themes arising in the forum.

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Healthykids Regional Workshops

NSW Regional Workshops

During 2006, COO contributed to 10 NSW regional workshops on Promoting Healthy Eating and Activity for Kids: What's Happening in NSW? The workshops were run by NSW Department of Education and Training, NSW Department of Health, NSW Tourism, Sport and Recreation, and National Heart Foundation (NSW Division).

The workshops also highlighted the portal Healthykids.

Beyond behaviour - Organisational and professional capacity required to implement NHMRC clinical guidelines

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Investigators: Julika Loss, Marilyn Wise

This project analysed the health system capacity that is required to implement the NHMRC Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Overweight and Obesity in Children and Adolescents.

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Short course on obesity prevention for health professionals

COO conducted a short course on “Planning and evaluating child obesity prevention programs” on 28, 29 September 2005.

Evaluation of NSW Government Action Plan

Investigators and contact persons: , , Caroline Turnour.

COO has conducted a midpoint evaluation of the implementation of this Government Action Plan (GAP).

View report - Policy research section.

Publication:

King L, Turnour C, Wise M. Analysing NSW state policy for child obesity prevention: strategic policy versus practical action. ANZ Health Policy 2007, 4:22 doi:10.1186/1743-8462-4-22, published 15 October 2007.