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Funding available: community education Victoria

Medical & health articles 30 Jan 2017
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Thanks to funding from the Eirene Lucas Foundation, Jean Hailes is pleased to offer a unique opportunity for Victorian communities to invite a Jean Hailes speaker to present on women's health at an event they are organising in their local area.

In accessing health information, we know that digital learning and online information does not suit everyone. Many women find face-to-face health education in their local area a more effective way to receive health information.

This new project will enable ten Victorian organisations from community health, women's health, multicultural and Indigenous health, rural health, local government and other not-for-profit bodies to access an expert speaker to deliver a presentation that addresses local health information needs.

It is well established that women from lower socio-economic backgrounds and/or rural and remote communities have a higher incidence of chronic and complex disease and risk factors for such conditions, experience poorer health outcomes, and have less access to women's health services. As such this speaker program aims to:

  • Reach women in these communities in an engaging and effective learning format
  • Address the gaps in women's health knowledge
  • Promote healthy lifestyles and encourage individuals to manage their health
  • Support the prevention, detection and management of chronic disease
  • Build capacity in community organisations to strengthen local responses to women's health information needs
  • Encourage collaborative approaches by supporting events that link with local service providers.

Key dates:

Applications close 17 March 2017 and events must be held in Victoria between 1 April and 31 August 2017.

Further information:

Please read the Expression of Interest information sheet (PDF). This document includes the project objectives, eligibility criteria and details on how to apply.

How to apply:

Applications can be made online here.

You can also access a PDF version of the online application form, but please note, applications will only be accepted through the online form.


Please contact Fiona Darling, Senior Project Officer on (03) 9453 8999 or via [email protected] with any queries.

Read more about community education sessions with a Jean Hailes speaker.