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Australia: The role of data and evidence in ‘public’ policy making

Australian childhood obesity summit: the role of data and evidence in ‘public’ policy making

Examines how evidence was used in setting the agenda for a childhood obesity summit held in Australia in 2002, influencing the Summit debate and shaping the policy responses which emerged..

Opinions and ideas were generally found to be an acceptable basis for agreeing policy action – coupled with thorough evaluation.

Read the article: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2005, 2:17

Published on July 20, 2005 in Australian news