May 16, 2017

Our first newsletter!

Every two months our newsletter will deliver the latest projects and developments in our field. We will share news about innovative research and events, and introduce you to people making a difference on the ground.

Who we are

We work with partners around the globe to improve the lives of children, families and communities using clear evidence and implementation science. We help policymakers access and understand the best evidence so their decisions make a difference on the ground.

Meet our people

Our team members are experts in the fields of evidence and implementation science. So you can get to know us better, each newsletter will introduce you to one of our exceptional team members – starting with our Executive Director, Dr Robyn Mildon.

Robyn’s long and impressive career has focused on using evidence to achieve social impact for children, families and communities in health and human services. She has led many multi-year initiatives aimed at applying evidence to improve real-world services and policies. Robyn has collaborated with government and non-government agencies in Australia, Singapore, Norway, Sweden, the USA and New Zealand, and has been an invited speaker at multiple events around the globe.

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Improving community health worker programs

We are collaborating with international partners, including the World Health Organisation (WHO), to improve the effectiveness of community health worker programs around the world. Our findings from 16 systematic reviews will be used by the WHO to create new guidelines for community health worker program guidelines.

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The Family Matters Report Card

We partnered with SNAICC National Voice for our Children, the University of Melbourne, and Save the Children Australia to produce the Family Matters Report. The report is a comprehensive overview of the trends and challenges facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island children and young people in child protection and out-of-home care.

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LifeSpan: Saving lives from suicide

We are working with the Black Dog Institute to design and implement LifeSpan: an evidence-informed approach to suicide prevention in NSW. We are currently preparing the program for implementation across four local NSW trial sites, and to identify and remove implementation barriers.

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Watch our latest webinar

Snake Oil, Plinko, and Whale-hunting on the Plains: Helping communities and systems effectively implement evidence-based, scalable programs. Watch this inspiring presentation by Dr Brian Bumbarger produced as part of our Science Based Innovation series.

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Upcoming events

4th Australasian Implementation Conference (AIC)
22-24th October 2018, Melbourne

We are excited to announce that, for the first time, the AIC will be hosted alongside the What Works Global Summit 2018 in partnership with the Campbell Collaboration.

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