Women are the primary seekers of health and wellbeing information in the ACT. Since women are the main family decision makers for health issues and the main family carers, their access to appropriate health and wellbeing information is crucial. They need to be able to make informed choices about their own and their family’s health, and access relevant services and support. This report explores the views and preferences of ACT women in accessing health and wellbeing information and how this information is transformed into knowledge. Women’s views and personal stories were sought through a variety of media — a survey (674 responses), seven focus groups and a follow-up survey. This primary data was then supplemented by an extensive literature review. The report findings demonstrate that barriers to accessing health services and information — including for preventive health — are part of the social determinants of women’s lives that can lead to health inequalities.

It goes with the Territory – ACT women’s views about health and wellbeing information

It goes with the Territory – ACT women’s views about health and wellbeing information