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The Centre of research excellence in the prevention of chronic conditions in rural and remote high risk populations was established to reduce the incidence and impact of chronic disease in remote regions, in particular diabetes, heart, and renal diseases.
The aim of the research centre is to develop and evaluate community-based programs to improve food supply and address issues of obesity, smoking, alcohol and other drugs use, and poor diet. The centre will work with children and adults from eight rural and remote communities in South Australia and Queensland to assess the health impacts of the initiatives introduced, through each stage of health care service delivery. Results will inform current and future policies for tobacco control, nutrition interventions, and alcohol management.
Abstract adapted from Australian Primary Healthcare Institute
Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute
Level 1, Ian Potter House
Corner of Gordon & Marcus Clarke Streets
The Australian National University
Acton ACT 2601
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