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Preventive Health Translational Research Award



Translational research incorporates strategies to ensure benefit from the research for the development of policy and practice in preventive health and health promotion. Research translation forms part of a knowledge cycle involving researchers, policy decision makers and practitioners, in which relationship building and exchanges are employed to ensure relevancy of research and uptake of research into policy and practice, which feed back into research planning.

The objective of the Preventive Health Translational Research Award is to promote the value to the preventive health system of partnerships between researchers and practitioners that build capacity for evidence-based policy and practice.

The reward will serve to highlight excellence in research and provide examples of how translational research can happen in practice. In addition to attending the awards ceremony, finalists will be invited to participate in the Agency's translational research symposium, to be held in Canberra.

There are three key criteria for the Preventive Health Translational Research Award. The recipient of the award must provide an example of a single piece or body of preventive health research in the areas of either alcohol, tobacco or obesity that demonstrates excellence in:

  1. translational strategies - evidence of strategies and processes that target barriers to translational research and are designed to optimize uptake and use of research findings. This should include communication strategies
  2. collaboration and partnerships - evidence of collaboration, networking and partnerships across a broad range of stakeholders in preventive health such as government, industry, commercial interests and consumers. This should include evidence on how consumers and the community are involved in the research
  3. impact - demonstrated end-user acknowledgement of the impact of research on decision making for policy or practice.


National Preventive Health Awards Team
Australian National Preventative Health Agency
Ph: (02) 6289 2879


Last updated: 3 September 2015
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