The Australian Government Department of Health is developing the National Women's Health Strategy 2020-2030 (the Strategy), which will build on the National Women's Health Policy developed in 2010. Jean Hailes for Women's Health has been engaged to coordinate, consult on and further develop the Strategy.
The Strategy aims to improve the health and wellbeing of all women in Australia over the next decade, especially those at the greatest risk of poor health. The Strategy will identify what is required to improve health outcomes for women and girls and provide a framework for action. The Strategy is expected to be completed in 2019.
To initiate development of the Strategy, a National Women's Health Forum was held in Canberra on 8 August 2018, bringing together a range of stakeholders and organisations from across Australia. Forum participants worked to identify gaps and consider emerging issues for women's health in Australia. The forum was the first of a number of consultation opportunities to be held throughout the development of the Strategy. The outcomes from the forum and the findings from the broader consultation process will inform the Strategy's development.
Jean Hailes now seeks broader stakeholder and community feedback on the draft Strategy through an online public consultation with the Department of Health, which commenced today and will close on Monday 5 November 2018. We encourage all stakeholders to provide feedback on the draft Strategy.
Please direct enquires about the Strategy to David Lloyd, Chief Executive Officer, on 03 9453 8999 or email [email protected].