Policy Briefs

Policy Brief: No data. No problem?
South Australia is leading the way with a legislated framework to improve the outcomes of children and young people. Yearly report cards are published to show how young South Australians under 18 years are faring. Due to data gaps the monitoring and reporting of outcomes is a challenge. This policy brief presents a way forward.

Policy Brief: The hidden cost of young South Australians shaping up for an unhealthy future highlights the need for robust data for prevention and intervention strategies in early life to alter a lifelong trajectory of weight-related problems for individuals and the state.

Policy Brief 1: South Australia’s surprising downward trend in AEDC results highlights the need to proactively monitor the development of all children in South Australia from birth to school age. It provides crucial evidence to guide decision-making and planning to improve outcomes in terms of health, wellbeing and academic success.