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Investing in the future: prevention a priority at last

Brian F Oldenburg and Todd A Harper
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (5): 267-268.

We won’t make progress on preventing disease if we don’t try. It’s time to try!

Key propositions

Brian F Oldenburg, PhD, MPsychol, Chair, International Public Health Unit, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and Research Director, Australian Institute of Health Policy Studies1
Todd A Harper, BEc, PGDipHealthProm, MHEcon, Chief Executive Officer2
1 Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.
2 Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth), Melbourne, VIC.
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