ACT women’s views about women only health services in the ACT

In late 2018, WCHM sought ACT women’s views about the value of women only health services in the ACT, and their knowledge of the ACT Women’s Health Service. Over 140 women responded to the short survey over the 14 days that it was open. WCHM also conducted focus groups and interviews with women including women accessing services such as food … Read more

Exploring what impacts on ACT women’s ability to maintain healthy behaviours

Exploring what impacts on ACT women’s ability to maintain healthy behaviours  

This WCHM research explored with a range of ACT women their experiences of maintaining healthy eating and physical activity, and what impacted on their ability to do this. The research was undertaken because women are busier than ever, and health messages can often be confusing or conflicting. The survey … Read more

Hidden disadvantage in the ACT for women in quintile 2 income groups

As a follow-up to WCHM’s report, Hidden disadvantage among women in the ACT , a  second report is being developed which looks at data and maps complied by the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM), using 2016 Census data published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics data about people in the ACT with incomes between $55,000 and $100,000 … Read more

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Women in the ACT experiencing disadvantage

In 2017, a study was undertaken by the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM). The study was commissioned by ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) in partnership with Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT; Belconnen Community Service; Marymead; St Vincent de Paul Society – Canberra/Goulburn; UnitingCare Kippax; Woden Community Service; and YWCA Canberra. The study was published Read more