Who We Are
Gippsland Women’s Health is an independent, regional service run by women for women based on the social model of health.
We engage with women, communities, service providers and government to promote and enhance the health and wellbeing of women across Gippsland
In order to achieve our mission we:
- Provide information relevant to women’s health and wellbeing
- Influence policy and practice through advocacy and research
- Engage in formal and informal networks and partnerships
- Enhance the capacity of other organisations to respond appropriately to Gippsland women
Priorities for Victorian Women’s Health 2014–2018
Clear disparities in health outcomes exist in Victoria and across the world, with different groups experiencing wellbeing and illness in unequal ways. Women are one of those groups. While Victorian women are more likely to live longer than Victorian men, their higher prevalence and incidence of non-fatal health problems result in more years lived with ill health and disability. For Victorian women aged 15 to 44 years, for instance, intimate partner violence is the leading contributor to disability and illness and, tragically, death.
Gendered differences in population health status means there remains significant scope in 2014 to improve the health of Victorian women.
Victorian women’s health services commend successive Victorian governments for their leadership on women’s health to date and encourage government to continue to partner with the women’s health sector to reduce the burden of ill health and disease for better health outcomes for Victorian women.
The Victorian women’s health sector continues this work through Priorities for Victorian Women’s Health 2014–2018, which recommends the development of a comprehensive women’s health policy and action platform for 2014–2018 that includes a set of specific actions for government.
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Gippsland Women’s Health is NOT a crisis centre. If you are in a violent situation, know someone who is experiencing violence, or know someone who is using violence, please refer to the key contacts listed here.