National Preventive Health Awards

Preventive Health Translational Research Award

Latest update: 26 February 2013

Objective of the 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.

Cash Prize
Preventive Health Translational Research Award

The Agency supports the development and implementation of evidence-based approaches to preventive health initiatives targeting obesity, harmful consumption of alcohol and tobacco smoking and has a key role in supporting and promoting the research behind the evidence base. The Agency is currently developing the National Preventive Health Research Strategy which will improve infrastructure for translational research.

A Preventive Health Translational Research Award is consistent with the Agency’s objectives for the National Preventive Health Research Strategy. It 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.

Judging Criteria
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:

Criteria 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.

Criteria 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.

Criteria 3: Impact
Demonstrated end-user acknowledgement of the impact of research on decision making for policy or practice.

  • A limit of 250 words applies in describing the research.
  • A limit of 250 words applies in addressing each of the criteria.

For more information download the Judging Template (Word 44 KB)

Eligibility Requirements
The entrant/s can either enter as an individual or as part of a research team.

Entry Conditions (Word 48 KB)