Statement of Purposes
(A) Provide a national voice for women’s health issues based on informed consultation with members.
(B) Through the application of a social view of health incorporating a health promotion framework incorporating the social view of health using a variety of interventions, prevent illness, disease and injury and promote women’s independence, health and wellbeing using a variety of interventions.
(C) Provide a woman-centred analysis of all models of health care and research.
(D) Support and provide a link for State and Territory women’s health networks.
(E) Support and foster the development of women’s health services for women by women.
(F) Advocate, including working in partnership with others, on issues affecting women’s health.
(G) Undertake activities to promote public awareness and critique national health policy within a social view of health.
(H) Coordinate the sharing of information, skills and resources to empower members, maximise their effectiveness and strengthen AWHN.
(I) Promote informed and effective participation of women in all decision making which affects their health and well-being.
(J) Promote equity within the health system and equitable access to services for all women, in particular those women disadvantaged by race, class, education, age, poverty, sexuality, disability, geographical location, cultural isolation and language.
(K) Work towards securing women’s control over and responsibility for our own sexual health and reproduction.
(L) To engage in charitable and/or benevolent activities which are consistent with these purposes.
(M) To engage in any activity which is consistent with these purposes and which concerns women’s health and well-being.