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To ensure we can make healthy food choices, we need dietary advice based on the best scientific evidence. This Guideline seeks to offer the best advice on dietary patterns that promote optimal health and wellbeing for the generally healthy Australian population.
Applications are invited from experts to join the review of the Australian Dietary Guidelines.
Breastfeeding infants exclusively to around six months, and continuing up to 12 months and beyond as solids foods are introduced, provides clear benefits for both the infant and the mother. Supporting women to continue to breastfeed is key to improving rates of breastfeeding.
This annual report contains information on NHMRC administration and performance, and a record of our activities for the reporting period 2017–18.
This document outlines required essential nutrient intake believed adequate to meet the nutritional needs of the majority of healthy people to prevent deficiency. The document can be used by health professionals to assess the likelihood of inadequate intake in individuals or groups.
The Infant Feeding Guidelines are written to assist health workers provide consistent advice about breastfeeding and infant feeding. They provide a review of the evidence, and clear evidence-based recommendations on infant feeding for health workers.
The Clinical Practice Guidelines for the management of overweight and obesity in adults, adolescents and children in Australia is intended for use by clinicians including general practitioners.
The Australian Drinking Water Guidelines provide guidance to water regulators and suppliers on monitoring and managing drinking water quality.
The Vitamin K administration to newborn infants to prevent vitamin K deficiency bleeding in infancy recommendations for Vitamin K to be given to newborn children.
Based on a comprehensive review of the evidence and the translation of this evidence into the Information Paper Water fluoridation: dental and other human health outcomes, this also takes into consideration what the situation is here in Australia compared to elsewhere.
The NHMRC Corporate Plan 2020-21 covers the four years to 2023-24. In line with legislated requirements, it identifies major health issues likely to arise, how NHMRC will deal with these issues (including the continuing impact of COVID-19) and our strategy for health and medical research. It also details the key activities NHMRC will undertake to achieve our purposes, and the operating context in which we work, comprising: environment, capability, risk oversight and management, and organisations NHMRC cooperates with to achieve our purposes.
This document provides principles and best practice guidance for the care and use of non-human primates for scientific purposes. The document is intended for use by those involved in the care and use of non-human primates for scientific purposes, including institutional animal ethics committees, investigators and animal carers.
NHMRC’s Research Translation Faculty was established to suggest action that could be taken in the 2012-15 triennium to address significant evidence practice and policy gaps for Major Health Issues identified in its 2013-15 Strategic Plan. Twelve Cases for Action were submitted to NHMRC in 2015.
As an Australian Government agency, our decisions must be transparent, our policies credible and our practices fair and ethical. We strive to achieve well-coordinated, efficient and accountable public administration. We comply with legislative and mandatory requirements that pose external reporting obligations, including those provided below.
Ten of the Best NHMRC research projects 2015 describes ten Australian health and medical research projects chosen from among the thousands of NHMRC funded medical research projects underway in Australia today.
Cultural Competency in health: A guide for policy, partnerships and participation is designed to help policy makers and stakeholders develop culturally competent policies throughout the health system.