Women’s Health Week – prioritising women’s health

With many of us experiencing more time in our homes than usual, we need to maintain, or establish, behaviours and routines that promote health and wellbeing. Women’s Health Week 6-10 September 2021 reminds us to set time aside to evaluate our current lifestyle and participate in this nation-wide campaign of events and online activities – all centred on improving women’s health and helping you to make healthier choices.

In 2013, realising that there was no event dedicated to women’s health in Australia, Jean Hailes for Women’s Health ran the very first national Women’s Health Week. Thousands of women across Australia subscribed to take part in a week of events and online activities, learning more about their health. Now in its ninth year, Women’s Health Week continues to gain groundswell nationally. This year you will hear from a stellar line up of experts across daily topics: movement, periods, sexual intimacy, mental health, and sleep.

Consumers Federation of Australia (CFA)  is engaging with the challenges to our health care system by supporting representatives to participate on Standards Australia Technical Committees developing standards for the Health and Community Services Sector. Representatives participate in a range of committees such as Devices for contraception & prevention of sexually transmitted diseases; Health records; Biological evaluation of medical devices; Traditional Chinese medicine; Health informatics and Ageing societies (including health promotion and preventive care).  CFA representatives bring the consumer stakeholder contribution to the process, ensuring a robust standard of benefit to the community. For more information about the CFA Standards Project and how to participate, please contact standards@consumeraction.org.au.

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