Development of the women's health portal
Development of the women's health portal is being undertaken by the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet in partnership with Jean Hailes for Women's Health. Jean Hailes is a leading national, not for profit organisation combining clinical care, evidence-based research and practical education for women and health professionals. The organisation is committed to creating healthier futures for all Australian women by making health information easy to understand and easy for women to use in their own lives. In its 20 year history Jean Hailes has focussed on trying to ‘fill the gaps' in health knowledge by providing information and education on women's health conditions and topics that other organisations don't.
The need for better information
The content of this portal is relevant to the health and wellbeing of women at a range of different life stages. The topics were chosen with input from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers (health workers) and a range of health professionals working in the area of Indigenous women's health. The topics form a basic core of knowledge around women's reproductive health and further, future development of the portal will broaden this base.
The Women's Health web portal has been developed to provide health workers with access to reliable, evidence based information about a range of common women's health conditions and life stages. This information will assist in helping women understand and manage important aspects of their health and may contribute to improved health outcomes and quality of life. Health professionals and others working in women's health in the community may also find this web portal useful.
Funding for the portal has been provided by Jean Hailes for Women's Health and Edith Cowan University.