A conduit between epidemiological research and regional health policy
Julie A Pasco, Chad Foulkes, Brianna Doolan, Kirsty Brown, Kara L Holloway, Sharon L Brennan-Olsen
AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2016
OBJECTIVE: To transform data from a research setting into a format that could be used to support strategies encouraging healthy lifestyle choices and service planning within local government. METHODS: Details of the health status and lifestyle behaviours of the Geelong, Victoria, population were generated independently by the Geelong Osteoporosis Study (GOS), a prospective population-based cohort study. Recent GOS follow-up phases provided evidence about patterns of unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, smoking and harmful alcohol use. These factors are well-recognised modifiable risk factors for chronic disease; the dataset was complemented with prevalence estimates for musculoskeletal disea..View full abstract
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Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship
The study was supported by the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC, projects 251638, 299831, 251638) and Perpetual Trustees. Healthy Together Geelong is one of 12 concentrated community-level trials resourced by Healthy Together Victoria, the Victorian Government's prevention platform. The funding bodies played no part in the design or conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis and interpretation of the data; or in preparation, review or approval of the manuscript. SLB-O is the recipient of an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (1107510) and KLH is the recipient of an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Fellowship (Deakin University).