In 2016, WCHM conducted a community consultation survey about ACT women’s use of health services and their health needs. This was an opportunity for women to let us know what was working and not working for them when seeking to maintain good health. The survey sought to answer the following research questions:
- How do women understand and manage their health needs?
- Which health services are being utilised and whether there are barriers to that need?
- What are women’s preferred methods of seeking health information and are there barriers to information seeking?
- The main health issues for women in the ACT.
The survey received over 600 responses. WCHM analysed the results from the information received, and from focus groups with women to explore the top level findings in more detail.