For women and girls across Australia, Women's Health Week is a campaign of events and online activities centred on improving women's health and wellbeing. Run by not-for-profit organisation Jean Hailes, the national campaign held every September encourages women to prioritise their health and consider healthier choices.
This year, Jean Hailes will be inviting women to ‘check in on their health’ with a focus on regular health checks as an important part of staying well.
Women’s Health Week campaign manager Brenda Jones says with the impact of COVID-19, good health is more important than ever.
“For us, reaching women at a community level is very powerful. We are thrilled to be working with WHISE and its widespread networks to reach women and girls with important messages about women’s health, and how to make healthier choices and positive changes,” says Ms Jones.
WHISE works across 10 local government areas in the Southern Metropolitan Region in Victoria. Its aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of women in the region by providing health information and education to government, organisations, education providers and community groups.
Kit McMahon, WHISE CEO says, “We are delighted to continue our partnership with Jean Hailes for Women’s Health Week. The campaign is a great opportunity to undertake collaborative primary prevention and health promotion activity in our region of Melbourne to improve health outcomes and support women to take control over their own health and wellbeing.
We know that women’s health and wellbeing is particularly at risk during the pandemic and we are delighted that the WHISE Jean Hailes partnership is able to deliver primary prevention support during COVID-19.”