Priority Driven Research Agenda Obesity Prevention

The Priority-Driven Research Agenda for Obesity Prevention (PDF 1.3MB) was a project led by the Department of Health Western Australia and Australian National Preventive Health Agency (ANPHA) over 2013-14.

The Agenda aims to enhance Australia's capacity to foster and undertake preventive health research. This research will better enable all sectors to implement the most effective interventions to address the considerable and increasing rates of adult and child obesity. It provides a guide to support the development of a knowledge base that will contribute to preventive health policy and practice. Furthermore, it can be drawn on to inform investment in preventive health research.

The Priority-Driven Research Agenda for Obesity Prevention poses the most important and relevant research questions in the context of obesity prevention in Australia across a number of areas that include:

  • economic interventions
  • supply, access and availability of food
  • advertising, promotion and sponsorship
  • public education, awareness and engagement
  • packaging and labelling of food
  • reshaping physical environments towards healthy options
  • settings and community based approaches
  • maternal and child health
  • high risk population groups
  • emerging issues and cross cutting themes.
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Chronic Disease Prevention Directorate