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Locally-driven projects

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It’s important that we drive research at our local level, to inform the work we do, and to fill an identified evidence-gap. 

You can view all of the current Health Promotion led research projects in the locally-driven Research and Innovation Matrix.

This project involves conducting lectures designed to increase medical students knowledge on child obesity, and to improve their motivation, confidence and skills to treat this chronic condition.

The Kilometre Club (KM Club) evaluation was completed to understand barriers and facilitators of implementing and participating in a free primary school based physical activity program on the Mid North Coast. Different models of the KM Club were evaluated. 

The PICNIC program aims to provide parents of infants and toddlers with the knowledge and skills in establishing positive feeding practices as they transition to solids. PICNIC can help the feeding journey, making it healthier, happier and easier for parents, and their mates.

To address some of the underlying issues that contribute to childhood obesity in Kempsey, the BANDU project will commence in 2021, using the PICNIC program. 

An evaluation of the effectiveness and impact of the Healthy Communities Mid North Coast Innovation Fund (small grants). Recommendations from the evaluation (of rounds 1 & 2) will inform future rounds of the Innovation Fund. You can review the full report the project infographic.

This project aims to develop a scalable and sustainable framework to re-orient local health services towards a whole of Mid North Coast Local Health District preventive health model.

This project involves a review of current preventive health initiatives across the whole LHD, a review of current literature and preventive health models and extensive consultation with managers, staff and other key stakeholders – to inform the development of a preventive health framework.

 

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