AMA Position Statement on Women’s Health 2014 – 5 March 2014

Posted on March 6, 2014. Filed under: Obstetrics | Tags: , , |

AMA Position Statement on Women’s Health 2014 – 5 March 2014

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Women, health and ageing: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health – released March 2011

Posted on April 5, 2011. Filed under: Health Status | Tags: , |

Women, health and ageing: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health – released March 2011

Authors: Julie Byles, Annette Dobson, Nancy Pachana, Leigh Tooth, Deborah Loxton, Janneke Berecki, Richard Hockey, Deirdre McLaughlin and Jenny Powers
Women’s Health Australia

The report includes information and analysis from the fifth survey over time on the same set of 40,000 women drawn from three age groups.

From the Executive Summary:
“This report focuses on the health of older women from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women‘s Health (ALSWH). The report was developed on the basis of discussions between the ALSWH research team and the staff of the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing and has the broad aim of examining the health of older Australian women.

The ALSWH is a very large longitudinal cohort study funded by the Department of Health and Ageing and conducted by a team of researchers and staff based at the Universities of Newcastle and Queensland. The ALSWH first collected data in 1996, from three cohorts of women then aged 18-23, 45-50 and 70-75. While some descriptive information concerning trends in health from all  cohorts is included in the current report, the focus of analyses is on data collected from the oldest cohort, who
were born 1921-26.”   …continues

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National Women’s Health Policy 2010 – 29 December 2010

Posted on January 11, 2011. Filed under: Health Mgmt Policy Planning, Obstetrics | Tags: |

National Women’s Health Policy 2010 – 29 December 2010

“The Government’s National Women’s Health Policy 2010 aims to continue to improve the health and wellbeing of all women in Australia, especially those at greatest risk for poor health.

The policy recognises the solid foundation of the first National Women’s Health Policy: Advancing Women’s Health in Australia which was released in 1989. It continues the commitment to building an environment where more can be done to ensure that all Australian women have better health and health care.

The policy adopts a dual priority approach that recognises the importance of addressing immediate and future health challenges while also addressing the fundamental ways in which society is structured that impacts on women’s health and wellbeing. It reflects the equal priorities of:

Maintaining and developing health services and prevention programs to treat and avoid disease through targeting health issues that will have the greatest impact over the next two decades; and
Aiming to address health inequities through broader reforms addressing the social determinants of health.”

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