Women's Health Grampians Strategic Plan 2012 - 2016
Women’s Health Grampians Strategic Plan 2012 - 2016 sets a strong foundation for delivering on our role as the regional leader in knowledge translation in women’s health and wellbeing and disease prevention.
Violence against Women in the Grampians region: Policy, initiatives and a snapshot of data
This report represents
one strategy of Women’s Health Grampians (WHG) to raise awareness about the
current reported rates of Violence Against Women (VAW) in the Grampians
region.We know that the reported rates
of VAW are much lower than the actual rates; either way; the picture is a
Health Grampians is very much focused on the prevention of violence against women...that is, preventing it
occurring in the first place. The impact of violence against women, usually
perpetrated by men and usually men in intimate relationships with women has an
impact on the whole community. Children are impacted, the economy is impacted
and our capacity to thrive as a community is hindered when so many members are
directly and indirectly impacted.
Victorian Rural Women's Access to Family Planning Services Survey Report
in collaboration with the other Victorian Rural Women’s Health Services an
online survey was developed to invite Health and Community Service Providers to
describe the barriers women face when accessing family planning services in
report represents the commitment of the rural Women’s Health Services to the
women of rural Victoria. There are eleven women’s health services across
Victoria, (funded by the Victorian Women’s Health Program since 1989), one in
each of the nine Department of Health regions and three state-wide services.
Five of these services are rural and include:
Women’s Health Loddon Mallee
Women’s Health Goulburn North East
Gippsland Women’s Health Service
Women’s Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West
Women’s Health Grampians
data collection was the first of its kind in Victoria and confirms anecdotal
evidence that rural women experience difficulties with limited or no access to
local family planning services, transport and anonymity representing the major
barriers. It also indicates there is an opportunity to improve the provision of
information to service providers and the community about referral pathways and
the availability of local services.
The ‘Victorian Rural
Women’s Access to Family Planning Services Survey Report’ was launched
at the WHG 2012 AGM and we look forward to working with partners in our region,
using this data as the basis to improve rural women’s access to family planning
To read the full report, please click on the below:
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The 7th Australian Women's Health Conference Sydney 7-10 May 2013
The 7th Australian Women’s Conference ‘Gender Matters: Determining Women’s Health’ will continue Australia’s focus on showcasing cutting edge research and best practice approaches in women’s health policy and practice locally, across Australia and internationally. To read more about the conference please click on the link below:
10 point plan for Victorian Women's Health 2010-2014
The Victorian women's health services have finalised a new 10 point plan for Victorian Women's Health for 2010-2014. The plan outlines a vision for the women's health in Victoria over the next five yeras and supports the whole of governemnt strategy. It also recognises the impact of gender in health and health inequalities and seeks to address these.
The previous plan (2006-2010) was endorsed by a wide range of organisations from across Victoria and the Victorian women's health services are again seeking endorsment for the new plan from organisations across Victoria.
The Victorian women's health service will also be seeking pre-election commitments for the major political parties leading up to the next elections.
The Government’s National Women’s Health Policy 2010 aims to continue to improve the health and wellbeing of all women in Australia, especially those at greatest risk for poor health.
The policy recognises the solid foundation of the first National Women’s Health Policy: Advancing Women’s Health in Australia which was released in 1989. It continues the commitment to building an environment where more can be done to ensure that all Australian women have better health and health care.
The policy adopts a dual priority approach that recognises the importance of addressing immediate and future health challenges while also addressing the fundamental ways in which society is structured that impacts on women’s health and wellbeing. It reflects the equal priorities of:
Maintaining and developing health services and prevention programs to treat and avoid disease through targeting health issues that will have the greatest impact over the next two decades; and
Aiming to address health inequities through broader reforms addressing the social determinants of health.
Women’s Health Grampians (WHG) has attained full accreditation.
Following a thorough assessment in November 2010 by Quality Improvement and Community Assessment Accreditation (QICSA), WHG has attained full accreditation for the next three years through the Quality Improvement Council (QIC). WHG's systems and processes have met all the required QIC standards, and our Board and staff are committed to ensuring we maintain those standards through our continuous quality improvement program.
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