Jean Hailes for Women's Health is a national not-for-profit organisation based in Melbourne, Australia.
Jean Hailes is an incorporated association governed by an independent Board of Directors who provide their time and expertise on a voluntary basis and receive no fees, salaries or benefits from the work they undertake for the Board. The Board oversees and ensures compliance with the Jean Hailes vision, mission and strategic direction.
Jean Hailes' main source of funding is government grants and philanthropic funding. Jean Hailes also receives support from corporate, community and private donations.
We believe in physical and emotional health and wellbeing in all its dimensions for all women in Australia throughout their lives.
Jean Hailes' unique capability is evidenced by our strategic directions to:
1. Tackle gaps where limited effective resources exist in Australia
2. Create world-class translational centre for women's health
3. Be a network orchestrator
4. Be a data interpreter
5. Establish the Jean Hailes 'Trustmark'
Build the Jean Hailes brand to represent integrity, accuracy and independence in health and social information.
Jean Hailes has developed a significant reputation as an independent and objective source of information on the latest evidence-based developments in women's health. This independence and objectivity is recognised by women, the community and government.
In particular, Jean Hailes protects its academic freedom and right to speak objectively and openly on all matters, controversial or otherwise. Jean Hailes considers it important that the organisation and its staff abide by an ethical culture.
Jean Hailes is committed to a high standard of behaviour and bases its ethical principles, standards and guidelines that include and incorporate those published by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians where applicable and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Health and Research Ethical Guidelines.
Jean Hailes' process around conflicts of interest include:
The Jean Hailes Foundation (Jean Hailes for Women's Health) is recognised by the Australian Tax Office as a not-for-profit organisation.
Like most other major independent organisations within Australia, including all universities, funds for research, translation and education activities are obtained from a spectrum of government and non-government sources. For Jean Hailes, non-government donors include other philanthropic organisations and charities, private individuals and commercial organisations. Some donors specifically request anonymity as a condition of donating funds to Jean Hailes. For this reason, individual details on donors (private or commercial) are not routinely made public.
Grants and donations for research and education are only accepted on the basis of full academic freedom, including our right to publish all results deriving from the studies. Study results are published in international peer reviewed scientific journals that ensure objective scrutiny and assessment of all information before results are released publicly. Donors have no say or influence over what information is published or released. In addition the editors of medical journals have set policies to ensure that the financial associations of authors are disclosed and that published articles are not influenced by their financial associations. We fully support and comply with these policies.