This evaluation report presents the key findings of an independently designed and implemented impact evaluation for the Eastern Media Advocacy Program. The evaluation report demonstrates that the Eastern Media Advocacy Program has generally had a positive impact on survivor advocates and local media.
The ‘Investing in Women – Building a Socially Connected East’ project aimed to create meaningful opportunities for women who are isolated and/or disadvantaged in the Eastern Metropolitan Region to experience social connection. The project took a regional approach and engaged the health and community sector and women in the community to encourage social connection and community participation as a way to prevent poor mental health outcomes. An in depth evaluation of the project was conducted to find out whether the project’s approach to social connection was beneficial to women in the community.
A useful resource for practitioners working in the health and community sector in the EMR, this document contributes an increased understanding of women’s mental health and wellbeing, and provide recommendations around effective mental health promotion
Clear disparities in health outcomes exist for Victorian women. In order to reduce the burden of ill health and disease for better health outcomes for Victorian women, the women’s health policy and action platform calls for five specific actions from government.
The Together for Equality & Respect Strategy document makes clear the case for action in the prevention of violence against women. It explains the causation and the evidence about what we can do to prevent violence before it occurs. The Strategy document provides us with a vision for the future of the Eastern Metropolitan Region, and some directions for how we can achieve this vision together.
Women’s Health East is excited to announce the release of their research report exploring LGBTIQ young women’s access to sexual and reproductive health services in the Eastern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne.
Over the past ten years there has been a growing body of research that focuses on the physical and mental health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people and their interactions with the health system. However, there is still a need to further explore issues of equity and inclusion for LGBTIQ young women accessing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services.
Young and Queer in Melbourne’s East explores the SRH needs and experiences of LGBTIQ young women between the ages of 15 and 25 years within the Eastern Metropolitan Region (EMR) of Melbourne. The report includes a literature review and a presentation of results and discussion derived from data collected via an online survey and focus groups. Recommendations for health service providers and Victorian Government are provided to enable integration of the findings into programming, planning and policy for SRH services and education for LGBTIQ young women.