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David, J. L., Thomas, S. L., Randle, M. & Daube, M. (2019). A public health advocacy approach for preventing and reducing gambling related harm. Australian and New Zealand ournal of Public Health, Online First 1-6.


Objective: To develop a framework to guide the application of public health advocacy strategies aimed at preventing and reducing gambling-related harm.

Methods: A narrative review of theories of change and public health advocacy literature.

Results: An eight-step public health advocacy framework was created, which outlines the critical steps and considerations when developing and implementing successful change efforts.

Implications for public health: To date, a clear public health advocacy approach to gambling harm prevention and reduction has not been well established. This study proposes a gambling specific framework to guide future public health advocacy efforts to prevent and reduce gambling harm.

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