‘Biggest winners’ in National Preventative Health awards

Morgan and MitchellTwo HMRI-aligned obesity prevention programs were the biggest winners – not losers – when the inaugural National Preventive Health Awards were announced at the National Preventive Health Symposium on 26 July 2013.

Hunter firm TOMAGO Aluminium won a Health Workplace Award for implementing the workplace POWER (Preventing Obesity Without Eating like Rabbits) program developed by Professors Phil Morgan, Clare Collins, Robin Callister & Ron Plotnikoff from The University of Newcastle.

The childhood program Good for Kids Good for Life took out the Translational Research Category for a joint HNEH /UoN team led by Prof John Wiggers and Dr Luke Wolfenden.

HMRI Health Research Economist Prof Chris Doran had been shortlisted in the same category as Chief Investigator on the Alcohol Action in Rural Communities report.