Prevention is better than cure: so why aren’t we doing more of it?

Does this sound familiar?

A new government comes into office, promising to shift the balance in social and health policy from expensive remedial, high dependency care to prevention and early intervention. They commit to better policy-making; they say they will join up policy and program delivery, devolving responsibility to the local level and focusing on long term outcomes rather than short term widgets; and that they will ensure policy is evidence-based.  And then it all gets too hard, and the cycle begins again, leaving some exhausted and disillusioned practitioners in its wake.

Why does this happen repeatedly, across different countries and with governments of different persuasions, even with the best will in the world? 

Professor Paul Cairney has studied this ‘prevention paradox’ in detail from both theoretical and practical perspectives and has some hard-won wisdom to share. Listen to him live in this free thought-leadership seminar.  

Local Speaker: Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman, Co-Director, He Kainga Oranga/Housing and Health Research Programme, University of Otago

Moderator: Flavia Donadelli PhD, Lecturer, School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington

Date: Monday 15 October 2018 at 12.30pm
Venue: Rydges Hotel
Grand Space
75 Featherston Street
Wellington 6011

Time: Guests are welcome to arrive between 12.00 and 12.30pm for a light lunch and networking, with the event being held from 12.30 to 1.45pm.

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Venue information

  • Venue: Rydges Hotel - Grand Space
  • Address: 75 Featherston Street,

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