How COVID-19 spurs the case for health prevention

The post-pandemic era offers fresh impetus to support healthier living

How COVID-19 spurs the case for health prevention

Issue 26 | May 2020

In this issue of Health Voices we are seeing now that pro-wellness policies are paying off in the fight against the virus.

    Leanne Wells

How COVID-19 spurs the case for health prevention

When we first decided that prevention was to be the theme of this edition…

    Dr Lisa Studdert

The road forward for preventive health

Australia has a world leading health system and ranks among the healthiest countries in…

    Claire Hewat

Prevention – what does success look like and how do we achieve it?

When I was first asked to write this article ‘COVID19’ had not been named…

    Terry Slevin

The future for preventive health in Australia

In 2018, with our focus turned to the 2019 federal election, the Public Health…

    Sharon McGowan

Prevention – turning hindsight into foresight

Prevention is often overlooked and undervalued. Looking back, we can see the value of…

    Professor Sharon Goldfeld

Prevention and equity: An opportunity to build a better system for kids of the COVID generation

I started writing this article before the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time, I wondered…

    Jane Martin

Tipping the Scales in favour of obesity prevention – how should we use the crisis of Covid-19?

Early in the Covid pandemic the head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom…

    Georgia Gardner

Health in all policies

It’s been noted many times that we don’t really have a health care system…

    Adrian Carson

Deadly Choices: the importance of health promotion and prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic highlights more than ever, the need for a robust, agile and…

    Yvonne Zurynski

Walking and talking our way to good health: social prescribing and prevention

What if your doctor prescribed joining a walking group or art class or a…

    Shalon Hunte

Prevention needs more than a poster campaign

‘Prevention is better than cure.’ A statement we have all heard, but one that…

    Peter Martin

Preventive health from the rural consumer’s viewpoint

Thinking about this topic in the current context is one thing – thinking about…