Refreshing the Women’s Health Hub
What works well to support women’s health in our communities?
How can we shift the way we understand ‘prevention’ when it comes to women’s health in all of the diversity, communities and contexts across Australia?
How can prevention strategies more effectively integrate with the broader ecosystem of health policy and programs?
Why are we refreshing the Women’s Health Hub?
We know that women are the majority of health consumers, the majority of health service providers, and the majority of carers. We also recognise that throughout life, women and gender diverse people experience health, illness, and healthcare differently to men. Gender, is at the heart of all health and disease pathways, so gender needs to be considered in all health promotion, prevention, and care.
AWHN is leading a national online project to:
- define what effective prevention looks like across different thematic areas of women’s health and within priority populations
- develop women’s health policy resources in response to identified areas of need
- bank these resources together with broader women’s health knowledge on effective prevention in a refreshed Women’s Health Hub
- share this evidence through a series of online education and training mechanisms on the Women’s Health Hub.
These will be designed to support health advocates, practitioners, Governments, funders, and others to embed a gender equity lens throughout our prevention work.
Resources that emerge from this project will be created in collaboration with AWHN members, reflect AWHN’s commitment to the determinants of health, and draw links between the National Women’s Health Strategy 2020-2030 and National Preventive Health Strategy 2021-2030.
The Women’s Health Hub renewal is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, Health Peak Advisory Body Program.
How can I get involved?
We are engaging a broad cross-section of key contributors in the broader health ecosystem who are dedicated to improving women’s health outcomes from 2022-23 to June 2025. Collaborating with those who care about gender and health equity throughout the project will help us explore, develop online resources about, and share knowledge on effective prevention.
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Download a copy of our co-development strategy here which explains how we will collaborate throughout this project.
Sienna Aguilar (she/her)
Senior Project Officer