Women's Health

Women’s health Australia

The overarching principle of our Women’s Health Program in Australia is to promote a life-course approach that addresses the burden of NCDI. This approach recognises health and wellbeing from birth to death as interconnected periods, in which early health-related markers can be indicators for health outcomes later in life.

The Women’s Health Program in Australia is also committed to addressing sex and gender inequities in health and medicine to improve health outcomes for women. This work ranges from research shining a light on sex differences in stroke and dementia, through to engaging with policy makers to increase sex- and gender- specific reporting in health and medical journals. 

There is inequity in women’s health nationally, in prevention, diagnosis and accessing treatments, with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, women living in rural and remote areas, members of the LGBTQI community and minority groups most likely to be disadvantaged. Our program seeks to address these gaps to realize lifelong health, wellbeing, safety and productivity of all women, especially those most likely to be vulnerable and left behind.