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30 June 2021
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Jean Hailes and OET partner to champion women’s health

Jean Hailes for Women’s Health is pleased to announce OET as a Major Partner for Women’s Health Week 2021.

Held annually in September, Women’s Health Week is the biggest week in Australia focusing on good health and wellbeing. It is a timely reminder for women and girls to make their health a priority and to take care of themselves.

Jean Hailes Patron and Interim CEO Janet Michelmore AO says Jean Hailes is thrilled to be partnering with OET on this important health awareness campaign.

“OET plays an important role ensuring overseas-trained healthcare professionals are able to communicate effectively to provide high quality and safe patient care. These frontline professionals provide essential services that promote health, prevent diseases and deliver health care services to women across Australia,” says Ms Michelmore.

“All health carers perform a vital role in a woman’s health journey, and together with Jean Hailes, help women and girls to find the support, connection and information they need to be healthy in mind and body.”

OET is the world’s only international English language assessment that assesses work-place communication skills of healthcare professionals. The test assesses all four language skills (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking) within a healthcare context. Sujata Stead, CEO of OET, says best practice health care is so important to OET as an organisation.

“Jean Hailes is a stand-out provider of evidence-based health information for women and girls, and we are delighted to help support them through this great partnership. Women’s Health Week is a great platform for both health professionals and their patients to open communication around all health matters.”

About Women’s Health Week

Jean Hailes for Women’s Health presents Women’s Health Week, the biggest week in Australia focusing on good health and wellbeing for women and girls. Held in the first week of September every year since 2013 – and this year from 6-10 September – the campaign is a timely reminder for women to take positive and proactive steps to being healthy in mind and body.

Sign up now to receive campaign updates. During the week, subscribers will be given access to free podcasts, quizzes, videos, recipes and practical health articles. Check in on your health and wellbeing this Women’s Health Week, 6-10 September 2021. Visit www.womenshealthweek.com.au for further information.

About Jean Hailes

Jean Hailes for Women's Health is a national not-for-profit organisation. We have a unique model, built on four pillars: education and knowledge exchange; clinical care; research; and policy. We aim to translate the latest scientific and medical evidence to help inspire positive change in women and girls by improving their physical health and wellbeing. Jean Hailes produces evidence-based information reviewed by clinicians. In 2016, Jean Hailes was officially recognised as the Federal Government's national digital gateway for women's health.

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For more information on Jean Hailes or Women’s Health Week please contact Caroline Cottrill on 0438 257 246 or email [email protected].