Journal article

The societal benefits of reducing six behavioural risk factors: an economic modelling study from Australia

Dominique A Cadilhac, Anne Magnus, Lauren Sheppard, Toby B Cumming, Dora C Pearce, Rob Carter

BMC Public Health | BMC | Published : 2011


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council

Awarded by National Heart Foundation Public Health Research

Funding Acknowledgements

The work was supported by The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) following a competitive tender process. VicHealth is an independent, statutory authority that was established by the Victorian Parliament of Australia as part of the Tobacco Act 1987 with a mandate to promote good health for all Victorians. Our manuscript was prepared after the contract with the sponsor was completed and the publication of the study results was not contingent on the sponsor's approval. The authors do not have any direct or indirect financial relationships with VicHealth. Members of the Advisory Committee for the study are thanked for the time and expertise they contributed which included staff from the Victoria Department of Treasury and Finance, the Victorian Department of Health, the Centre for Alcohol Social Research, Faculty of Business and Economics (Monash University), various health promotion experts from VicHealth and external nutrition and diet experts from Deakin University and the University of Wollongong. A/Professor Theo Vos (University of Queensland) is acknowledged for providing us with the relevant 2003 Australian Burden of Disease study files for use in this study, and his advice re how to correct for co-morbidity to avoid overestimating disease burden associated with the risk factors in our study.DC has a clinical background in nursing and holds a Master of Public Health in health economics and health program evaluation. Her PhD was an economic evaluation of stroke prevention interventions. She is currently supported by a joint National Health and Medical Research Council and National Heart Foundation Public Health Research Fellowship (ID 610313) and is the Head of the Public Health division at the National Stroke Research Institute. She has an honorary staff fellowship appointment with Deakin Health Economics (Deakin University) and the Department of Medicine at The University of Melbourne.