This submission, in the form of an online survey Q and A, contains WHV responses on the proposed National women's health strategy structure, priority areas, and research partnerships and progress.
WHV congratulates the government on a strong draft strategy. As stated throughout, the most significant changes we suggest are: inclusion of and a deeper engagement with primary prevention strategies, in addition to early intervention; the creation of violence against women as its own dedicated priority area; and a more comprehensive approach to sexual and reproductive health, including access to contraception and abortion. We look forward to playing a key role, together with women’s health services, in the implementation of the strategy.
More information about the consultation can be found here.
Women's Health Victoria (2018) Submission on Establising a national women's health strategy for 2020 to 2030. Women's Health Victroria. Melbourne.