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26 August 2020
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City of Greater Geelong calls for women to check in with their health this Women’s Health Week

The City of Greater Geelong has signed up as a Community Partner for Women’s Health Week 2020 to help raise awareness of women’s health and wellbeing.

Held in September and run by Jean Hailes for Women’s Health, the annual campaign is dedicated to improving the health of all women and girls across Australia. During the week Jean Hailes provides valuable, free health and wellbeing resources, information and tips via its website, eDMs, online events and more. Organisations are also encouraged to get on board and hold events focusing on women’s health.

Brenda Jones, Women’s Health Week campaign manager, says Jean Hailes is thrilled to be working with the City of Greater Geelong. Councils play a pivotal role in health care, providing important services in their communities, including a variety of specialist community programs for women and girls such as pregnant women, culturally and linguistically diverse, and those living with disabilities and carers.

“This year’s campaign theme is health checks, and women and girls are encouraged to check in on their health, with particular focus on regular check-ups and screening tests.  Many of which are provide by the council,” says Ms Jones.

Greater Geelong Mayor Stephanie Asher says the City of Greater Geelong actively supports and promotes activities, events and campaigns for women of all ages, backgrounds and communities. “Women’s Health Week is one such campaign that focuses on good health and wellbeing for women and girls in our community,” says Mayor Asher. 

“We are excited to partner with Jean Hailes for Women’s Health to help raise awareness and provide information to help our women and girls gain and maintain good health,” says Mayor Asher. 

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For more information on Jean Hailes or Women’s Health Week please contact Janelle Carrigan on 0409 939 920 or email media@jeanhailes.org.au.