Today Women’s Health Victoria joins with 11 other women’s health services, along with Rainbow Health Australia, in calling for an immediate uplift in investment to secure the health and wellbeing of Victorian women. The release of data that shows Victorian women have gotten sicker, more anxious and depressed since the commencement of the COVID19 pandemic is alarming and should spur immediate action.
A Joint Statement calls for Victorian Women's Health Services funding to be increased from $2.05 per woman to $5.75 per woman to fund urgent health prevention and promotion programs. This includes first time, dedicated investments for women with disabilities, Indigenous women and LGBTIQ women and trans and gender diverse people, as well as a boost to migrant and refugee women.
Access the Joint Statement and Infographics
Women's Health Victoria (2022) Victorian women are sick of small change: underinvestment in women’s health increases illness and depression: Joint Statement. Media Release (Mar 1).