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Healthy Ageing information

CONTINENCE FOUNDATION OF AUSTRALIA http://www.continence.org.au/pages/women.html
More than 70 per cent of people who experience incontinence are women, with many experiencing problems after childbirth and menopause. Site provides a range of information about bladder and bowel health.

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES: OLDER PEOPLE, THEIR FAMILIES AND CARERS https://www.dss.gov.au/
A range of links and services to assist seniors.

JEAN HAILES FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH www.jeanhailes.org.au
Jean Hailes for Women’s Health was created to provide women with information, knowledge and clinical care to assist them to actively manage their own health and well-being throughout the whole of their life.

NATIONAL AGEING RESEARCH INSTITUTE www.mednwh.unimelb.edu.au
NARI is recognised as a leading research institute in falls and balance, pain, dementia, physical activity, healthy ageing, psychosocial and mental health, and health systems evaluation.

OLDER WOMEN’S NETWORK QUEENSLAND http://www.ownqld.net.au
The Older Women’s Network (Queensland) Inc is committed to promoting the rights, dignity & well-being of older women.

STROKE FOUNDATION www.strokefoundation.com.au
The Stroke Foundation is a national not-for-profit organisation working across the stroke journey, supporting stroke survivors, carers, health professionals, governments and the public to reduce the impact of stroke on the Australian community.

TAOIST TAI CHI SOCIETY www.taoist.org.au
A non-profit organisation promoting the advantages of including tai chi in your daily routine. Website includes a directory of tai chi organisations across Australia, reported health benefits, and events.

WOMEN’S HEALTH QUEENSLAND WIDE www.womhealth.org.au
Women’s Health Queensland Wide (Women’s Health) is a not for profit health promotion, information and education service for women and health professionals throughout Queensland.


General health information

ACON www.acon.org.au
ACON is New South Wales’ leading health promotion organisation specialising in HIV and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) health.

AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS HEALTH INFO NET www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au
The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet is an innovative Internet resource that aims to inform practice and policy in Indigenous health by making research and other knowledge readily accessible.

AUSTRALIAN LESBIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (ALMA) www.almas.org.au
The Australian Lesbian Medical Association (ALMA) was founded in 1999 for lesbian doctors, lesbian medical students and their partners. ALMA provides a supportive network to its members through advocacy, mentoring and social activities. Also see: DocLIST (below) an online list of doctors and mental health professionals.

AUSTRALIAN WOMEN’S HEALTH NETWORK (AWHN) www.awhn.org.au
The Australian Women’s Health Network is a health promotion advocacy organisation that provides a national voice on women’s health, based on informed consultation with members. Now includes the ‘Women’s Health Hub’ as a single point of entry for all organisations to add to and to locate information quickly and easily.

BIRTHING BUSINESS IN THE BUSH (Archive, 2004) http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/45070/20050711-0000/www.maningrida.com/mac/bwc/
This archived website was prepared to be used as a resource for maternity service providers working in remote communities. The contents are mainly ‘Women's Business’ and there are some sections that should not be read by men. The overarching aim of this site is to improve the health of women and babies in pregnancy, childbirth and early infancy by assisting maternity service providers to understand issues that are specific to remote area Aboriginal women’s business.

BOWEL CANCER AUSTRALIA https://www.bowelcanceraustralia.org/
Bowel Cancer Australia’s vision is to reduce incidence, death and suffering associated with bowel cancer through advocacy, awareness, education, support and research.

BREASTSCREEN QUEENSLAND
https://www.health.qld.gov.au/breastscreen/default.asp
BreastScreen Queensland has been providing Queensland women with quality breast cancer screening services for 20 years. They are the only nationally accredited breast cancer screening provider in Queensland offering free screening and assessment, to eligible women, using the latest digital mammography technology. For more information, or to book an appointment, call 13 20 50.

CPL (formerly Cerebral Palsy League of Queensland) http://www.cpl.org.au/
CPL works with people of all ages to maximise their potential.

CANADIAN WOMEN’S HEALTH NETWORK www.cwhn.ca
The Canadian Women’s Health Network (CWHN) was created in 1993 as a voluntary national organisation to improve the health and lives of girls and women in Canada and the world by collecting, producing, distributing and sharing knowledge, ideas, education, information, resources, strategies and inspirations.

CARERS QUEENSLAND www.carersqld.asn.au
Carers Queensland represents the diverse needs and interests of carers in Queensland. They empower carers by providing carers with information, education, advocacy, counselling and other support services that may assist them in their caring role.

COALITION FOR A FEMINIST AGENDA www.feministagenda.org.au
A coalition of feminist women committed to working with like-minded others to create a new and fairer global agenda, with women’s voices at its centre.

COLLECTIVE SHOUT http://www.collectiveshout.org/
Collective Shout is a grassroots campaigning movement against the objectification of women and sexualisation of girls in media, advertising and popular culture.

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITIES, CHILD SAFETY AND DISABILITY SERVICES QUEENSLAND http://www.communities.qld.gov.au/disability
The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services works to make our state great by strengthening connections between individuals, families and communities.

DocLIST www.doclist.com.au
DocLIST is an online list of doctors and mental health professionals recommended by lesbian and bisexual women. It is a national resource administered by the Australian Lesbian Medical Association. Lesbian and bisexual women can go to the DocLIST to find or recommend a doctor or mental health professional. The new Links section is a table of over 600 national and state-based organisations which may be of interest to lesbian, bisexual and queer women.

economic Security4Women (eS4W) http://www.security4women.org.au/
economic Security4Women (eS4W) is a national women’s alliance, funded by the Australian Government through the Office for Women. It is an alliance of women’s organisations united in the belief that economic wellbeing and financial security are essential for women and will enable women of all ages to have an equal place in society.

EQUALITY RIGHTS ALLIANCE  http://www.equalityrightsalliance.org.au/
Equality Rights Alliance (ERA) is Australia’s largest network of organisations with an interest in advancing women’s equality. ERA has a focus on gender equality, women’s leadership and women’s diversity, including bringing young women’s voices to policy and decision making.

ETHNIC COMMUNITIES COUNCIL OF QLD http://www.eccq.com.au
ECCQ has been funded by Queensland Health to engage with refugee and migrant communities to improve their awareness of communicable diseases, and reduce the risk factors which would result in higher infection rates.

EVERY AUSTRALIAN COUNTS http://www.everyaustraliancounts.com.au/
Every Australian Counts is here to make sure the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) is delivered as promised and is the best it can be.

GET HEALTHY - A FREE Queensland Government service  www.gethealthyqld.com.au
The Get Healthy service is a free and confidential information and phone coaching service that provides information and support for you to make healthy lifestyle changes, including: healthy eating, being physically active, achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.
Get Healthy is available to Queensland residents 18 years and over.
To find out more: call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84)

GOLDFIELDS WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE CENTRE http://www.gwhcc.org.au/
The Goldfields Women’s Health Care Centre is a not-for-profit organisation providing clinical services, health information and referral for women in the Kalgoorlie Goldfields region of Western Australia.

HEALING FOUNDATION http://healingfoundation.org.au/
The Healing Foundation is a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation with a focus on building culturally strong, community-led healing solutions.

HEALTHDIRECT AUSTRALIA http://www.healthdirect.gov.au/
Healthdirect Australia provides all Australians with access to health information and advice. No matter where people live, or what time of the day or night it is, they can talk to a health professional, find trusted advice online about the appropriate care for their health issue and find the closest local services that are open when they need them.

HEALTHY WEIGHT GUIDE – Department of Health http://healthyweight.health.gov.au
The Healthy Weight Guide is a comprehensive source of information available to the Australian public on how to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. It is based on recent Australian and international research and has been developed by the Australian Government.

HOMELESSNESS AUSTRALIA (Formerly AUSTRALIAN FEDERATION OF HOMELESSNESS ORGANISATIONS) http://www.homelessnessaustralia.org.au/
Homelessness Australia (HA) is the national peak body for homelessness in Australia. Homelessness Australia works in collaboration with homelessness assistance services, state and national homelessness peak organisations, other peak organisations, government agencies and the broader community.

INFOXCHANGE AUSTRALIA SERVICE SEEKER http://www.serviceseeker.com.au/
Australia’s most extensive directory of community support services providing access to 343,771 health, welfare and community service records.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (IWDA) www.iwda.org.au
International Women’s Development Agency IWDA is the leading Australian agency entirely focussed on women’s rights and gender equality in the Asia Pacific region.

JEAN HAILES FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH www.jeanhailes.org.au
Jean Hailes for Women’s Health was created to provide women with information, knowledge and clinical care to assist them to actively manage their own health and wellbeing throughout the whole of their life.

MY HEALTH RECORD (Department of Health) https://myhealthrecord.gov.au/internet/mhr/publishing.nsf/content/home
My Health Record is a secure online summary of your health information.

MULTICULTURAL CENTRE FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH  http://www.mcwh.com.au/index.php
MCWH is a national, community-based organisation which is led by and for women from immigrant and refugee backgrounds.

NATIONAL ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER WOMEN'S ALLIANCE  (NATSIWA) http://natsiwa.org.au/
The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Alliance (NATSIWA) is aimed at empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to make strong, strategic and effective policy advocacy interventions into issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

NATIONAL NETWORK OF WOMEN LIVING WITH HIV (Femfatales) http://napwha.org.au/networks-members/femfatales
Femfatales is an advisory group, constituted to provide collaboration between those involved in policy and advocacy work for women living with HIV in Australia.

NATIONAL RURAL HEALTH ALLIANCE http://www.ruralhealth.org.au/
The National Rural Health Alliance is comprised of 36 national organisations and is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the more than 6.7 million people in rural and remote Australia.

NATIONAL RURAL WOMEN'S COALITION (NRWC) http://www.nrwc.com.au/
Representing over 250,000 rural, regional and remote Australian women, their families, communities and associated networks, the National Rural Women’s Coalition (NRWC) is the national peak body for six specific-purpose women’s groups, a number of Indigenous groups and several additional collaborative agreements.

NATIONAL WOMEN'S ALLIANCES https://www.dpmc.gov.au/office-women/grants-and-funding/national-womens-alliances
The five National Women’s Alliances (the Alliances) represent over 180 women’s organisations. They bring forward the views, voices and issues of Australian women and, in particular, women from marginalised and disadvantaged groups.

NATIONAL WOMEN'S HEALTH POLICY  http://www.health.gov.au/womenshealthpolicy
The New National Women’s Health Policy was released by the Australian Federal Government on 29 December 2010.

NPS MEDICINEWISE  http://www.nps.org.au/
An independent, not-for-profit and evidence-based organisation providing practical tools such as medicines lists or the Diabetes Health Tracker, evidence-based information, and continuing professional development educational activities, with the aim to improve the way health technologies, medicines and medical tests are prescribed and used.

OFFICE FOR WOMEN (National) http://www.dpmc.gov.au/office-women
The Office for Women works across government to deliver policies and programmes to advance gender equality and improve the lives of Australian women.

OFFICE FOR WOMEN (Qld) http://www.qld.gov.au/community/women/
Information for women on career and independence, health, support, safety, parents and families, and seniors.

QUEENSLAND POSITIVE PEOPLE http://www.qpp.org.au/
QPP is a peer-based advocacy organisation which is committed to actively promoting self-determination and empowerment for all people living with HIV throughout Queensland.

QUEENSLAND PROGRAM OF ASSISTANCE TO SURVIVORS OF TORTURE AND TRAUMA (QPASTT) www.qpastt.org.au
QPASTT provides a range of services to people from refugee backgrounds, including asylum seekers, who have survived torture or war related trauma to help them to recover from their experiences.

QUEENSLANDERS WITH DISABILITY NETWORK www.qdn.org.au
QDN is a Queensland-wide network of people with disability, and is run and managed by people with disability for people with disability.

SISTERS INSIDE www.sistersinside.com.au
An independent organisation, which exists to advocate for the human rights of women in the criminal justice system in Queensland, and to address gaps in the services available to them.

THE SOCIETY FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH RESEARCH www.womenshealthresearch.org
The Society for Women’s Health Research is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to improve the health of all women through research, education and advocacy.

STROKE FOUNDATION www.strokefoundation.com.au
The Stroke Foundation is a national not-for-profit organisation working across the stroke journey, supporting stroke survivors, carers, health professionals, governments and the public to reduce the impact of stroke on the Australian community.

UN WOMEN http://www.unwomen.org/en
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. UN Women is a dynamic and strong champion for women and girls, providing them with a powerful voice at the global, regional and local levels.

WOMENSPACE www.womenspace.org.au
Womenspace is a sacred space for women, woven with the threads of harmony, compassion and joy. It is a place to reflect and regenerate, to nurture spirituality, to participate, make new connections and access a wide selection of creative workshop opportunities.

WOMEN’S HEALTH GOULBURN NORTH EAST www.whealth.com.au
Women’s Health Goulburn North East (WHGNE) is the government-funded specialist women’s health service for the Goulburn Valley and North East Victoria. WHGNE is a dynamic, independent, feminist organisation committed to improving the health, safety and well-being of women in the Goulburn Valley and North East Victoria.

WOMEN’S HEALTH QUEENSLAND WIDE www.womhealth.org.au
Women’s Health Queensland Wide (Women’s Health) is a not for profit health promotion, information and education service for women and health professionals throughout Queensland.

WOMEN’S LEGAL SERVICE INC www.wlsq.org.au
Women’s Legal Service is a specialist community legal centre providing free legal and social work services to Queensland women.

WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES AUSTRALIA www.wwda.org.au
Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) is the peak organisation for women with all types of disabilities in Australia. WWDA is run by women with disabilities, for women with disabilities. It is the only organisation of its kind in Australia and one of only a very small number internationally.

WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION (WHO) http://www.who.int/en/
WHO’s primary role is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations’ system.

YWCA OF AUSTRALIA www.ywca.org.au
YWCA Australia is the national association of YWCAs in Australia and is part of the world YWCA movement. We are a women-led organisation that achieves positive change by providing advocacy, programs and services for women, families and communities.

ZIGZAG www.zigzag.org.au
Zig Zag Young Women’s Resource Centre Inc. is a community based not-for-profit organisation in Brisbane that provides a number of services to young women and the wider community. Services include counselling and support to young women who have experienced sexual assault and medium term supported housing to young women who are homeless.

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