We’re asking Queensland women and girls to help shape the future of healthcare for women and girls in Queensland.
The Queensland Women and Girls’ Health Strategy is our government’s commitment to meeting the health needs of women and girls to ensure we continue to get the best health outcomes over the next decade.
The strategy will aim to support women and girls’ health at every stage of their lives, improve health equity, and enable their participation in economic, social, and cultural activities.
Health issues that specifically impact women can include endometriosis, menopause, eating disorders, pregnancy and birth, breastfeeding, fertility, post-natal depression and more.
To share your ideas and experiences and help shape future policy, please take part in the survey here: www.health.qld.gov.au/womens-health-strategy . The survey closes 19 October.
Responses will inform the new strategy and actions focused on women and girls’ health over the next 10 years.
We are already investing in women’s health and mental health services and this strategy will build on funding commitments made in the 2023-24 state budget to boost women’s health.
Our commitment this year includes new funding of $34.8 million, including:
● $13.7 million in the Growing Deadly Families strategy so that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander babies born in Queensland have the strongest start to life
● $1.73 million to ensure the integrated, timely and local delivery of high-quality trauma-sensitive forensic medical examinations for victims of sexual assault
● $4.4 million for Domestic and Family Violence and sexual assault reform activities, including training and new models of care to support timely, local and quality services.
Other funding we have provided includes:
$400,000 to QENDO, a leading endometriosis advocacy group, to provide support to women with endometriosis through the creation of a mobile app containing information and self-management support tools.
Funding for TRUE Relationships and Reproductive Health, with a total of $6.6 million per year being provided for clinical services, education and training, the provision of health information to the public, multicultural sexual health, and cervical screening.