Jean Hailes for Women’s Health and Pharmacy 777 have teamed up for Women’s Health Week (7-11 September) to promote the importance of good health and wellbeing for Australian women.
Women’s Health Week is the biggest national health week for women and girls. It’s a timely reminder to take time out to check in on your health and to keep making positive changes that can last a lifetime.
This year under a health check theme, the campaign will cover a range of topics from heart to bladder to mental health. “We want women to make good health a priority, of which regular health checks are an important part,” says Brenda Jones, Women’s Health Week campaign manager.
“We are encouraging women to use the week to review and schedule any health checks and speak with their health care professionals if they have any questions,” says Ms Jones. “And, of course, sign up to womenshealthweek.com.au to receive our information, fact sheets, videos and podcasts to learn more about looking after your health and wellbeing.”
“Health is our focus at Pharmacy 777, and we are delighted to be partnering with Jean Hailes for Women’s Health Week,” says Danielle Walker, Pharmacy 777 Pharmacist. “We are always looking for better ways to improve positive health outcomes for our patients.
Working alongside Jean Hailes on this important health awareness campaign is one such way to encourage women to put themselves first and take the time to check in with their health. Our Pharmacists provide Health Checks and blood pressure screenings throughout our pharmacies and help to identify some early risk factors for chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) can occur at any age in women. However, the risk of developing CVD increases significantly around the menopause. It’s important for women to understand their potential risks and make the time for regular health checks,” says Ms Walker. “Our Health Check service is designed to be quick, informative and connect patients to the right care, including referrals to their GP. We are here to provide the support women need to prioritise their health.”
About Women’s Health Week
Women’s Health Week is run by Jean Hailes for Women’s Health, a leader in women’s health for more than 25 years. Appointed by the Australian Government as the national digital gateway for women's health and wellbeing, Jean Hailes combines evidence-based research and clinical experience with practical resources and tools for women and health professionals.
In 2019, more than 112,000 women participated in the week with 2,889 events held across the country from Esperance to the Tiwi Islands, and more than 44,000 people received online health content.