COVID-19 Policy Options
During the pandemic we have updated our Pandemic Tradeoffs website and tools for contemporary modelling on ‘best’ policy options.
Tobacco Control Interventions
We have a suite of tobacco modelling, ranging from that funded by the NZ Ministry of Health to underpin their world-leading Action Plan to research with the Tobacco Endgame Centre of Research Excellence.
We are building dietary simulation modelling, that will build on our primary natural experiment research on health star ratings to planned analyses of Australian Obesity and Prevention Strategy targets. We have an extensive history of dietary intervention modelling in NZ, Australian and the UK – that with next generation SHINE modelling we will ‘refresh’ and extend in collaboration with other research groups.
Much prevention modelling focuses on changing classic risk factors like tobacco and body weight. We also reach ‘upstream’ to model housing interventions. In collaboration with the Health Housing CRE, we are mapping out the likely health benefits of interventions to reduce cold and mouldy housing, and quantifying the impact of housing standards for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations and the Australian population generally.