Prevention Policy SIG Roundtable (Invitation Only)

17 July 2012

The purpose of this roundtable discussion is to set the strategic direction for the Prevention Policy Special Interest Group. The Prevention Policy SIG aims to stimulate policy debates on prevention issues across disciplines and sectors, showcase innovative prevention policy research, and strengthen links between researchers and policymakers. The goal of the Sydney Health Policy Network is to facilitate knowledge translation, linkage and exchange with decision makers, health service providers and health and social agencies to influence policy and practice, both nationally and internationally. Current issues that we anticipate the discussion will cover include: How can we improve the usefulness of prevention policy research for policy makers? How critical is cost-effectiveness for 'selling' prevention research? How do we handle the long times between inputs and outputs (often years) in prevention policy? What evaluation models are most appropriate to prevention policy? (Mixed methods? Potential for RCTs?) How can we foster constructive discussion regarding concerns about the 'nanny state'?

Contact: Shauna Downs

Phone: 02 9036 5443

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