The Jean Hailes Foundation is an important not for profit organisation that supports, educates and promotes womens’ health in Australia.
Periodically, they do a survey of a cohort of women chosen randomly and report valuable information that can be used to inform research and provide clues about future initiatives in public health programs and public education.
Why do public health education and health promotion matter?
It’s pretty simple, really. The more information we have, the more empowered and independent we become. Ways to prevent illness are present on a personal level – for example, you aren’t going to eat food that doesn’t smell right, when then prevents illness in the form of food poisoning. We wear sunscreen when we go out in the sun because of the Slip Slop Slap campaign, run by the Cancer Council, which was one of the greatest health promotion initiatives in the 1970’s and 1980’s. So health promotion has and will continue to prevent disease.
To make your contribution to the information database, you can fill in the anonymous survey here.
If you would like to make an appointment to explore the Chinese medicine view of any Womens’ Health problem you may be having, make a booking via Cliniko, or ring and enquire on 0422 353 446. Chinese medicine practitioners have lots of tools at their disposal that can assist with a number of Womens’ Health issues.