For the second consecutive year, the RFDS will help raises awareness of good health and wellbeing practices. Held on 7-11 September, this year’s campaign will be encouraging women and girls to take time out to check in on their health under a health check theme.
Women’s Health Week campaign manager Brenda Jones says health checks are one of the most important ways for people to know if they need to make changes that can benefit their current and future health.
“It’s been a particularly challenging year for so many people living in rural and remote communities with the effects of drought, bushfires and now COVID-19. All this on top of the usual challenges associated with living remotely including access to health services and support. The campaign serves as a timely reminder to look after your health - not just the health of those around you,” says Ms Jones.
“Rural communities have an amazing support system, but sometime women in particular need reminding to prioritise their own health and wellbeing.”
Frank Quinlan, Federation Executive Director of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia says Women’s Health Week is a fabulous initiative that the RFDS is pleased to be a part of again in 2020.
“Our RFDS clinicians are dedicated and passionate about health and promoting good health among the communities we serve. The Women’s Health Week campaign takes a preventative approach to health and wellbeing, providing valuable information and health resources to help women and girls to help gain and maintain good health,” says Frank. “With the RFDS having more than 1000 patients contacts every day, of every year, we see the Women’s Health Week campaign as well aligned to our ongoing preventative health programs across Australia.”