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28 July 2020
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Women’s Health & Family Services and Jean Hailes call for women to check in on their health

Jean Hailes for Women’s Health and Women’s Health & Family Services have joined forces to call for Western Australian women and girls to check in on their health during Women’s Health Week (7-11 September).

Like Jean Hailes, Women’s Health & Family Services is a not-for-profit organisation which provides health services and information to women and girls to improve their health over their lifespan.

As a Community Partner, Women’s Health & Family Services will help promote the annual health awareness campaign messages and encourage local women and girls to take steps towards bettering their health.

This year, with the impact of COVID-19, good health is more important than ever says Women’s Health Week campaign manager Brenda Jones. “The 2020 campaign theme is health checks, and we will be inviting women to ‘check in on their health’ during the week.”

“In particular, will be on reminding women of the importance staying up-to-date with their health checks and screening, especially in these disruptive times,” says Ms Jones

Felicite Black, CEO Women’s Health & Family Services says the organisation was thrilled to work along side Jean Hailes on this important health awareness campaign. “As a health services organisation we are concerned about effect of the pandemic and the hesitancy of women attending regular checks. We urge all women to check in on their health during Women’s Health Week and sign up to learn more about women’s health,” says Ms Black.

About Women’s Health Week

Women’s Health Week is run by Jean Hailes for Women’s Health, a leader in women’s health for more than 25 years. Appointed by the Australian Government as the national digital gateway for women's health and wellbeing, Jean Hailes combines evidence-based research and clinical experience with practical resources and tools for women and health professionals.

In 2019, more than 112,000 women participated in the week with 2,889 events held across the country from Esperance to the Tiwi Islands, and more than 44,000 people received online health content.

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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 caroline.cottrill@jeanhailes.org.au.