This is the fourth of Women’s Health in the South East Environmental Scan of women’s health in our region.
The scan is designed to be a snapshot of information presented in a public forum that defines for our stakeholders the direction that we are taking over the next 12 months, what we are noticing, and what we think it means.
The scan is designed to be a resource to WHISE and our partners, stakeholders and community. It describes:
The scan informs the work that we do on an annual basis and represents the core evidence-base that we use to inform our understanding of the needs of all women in our region.
Our recommendations for our practice will build on our commitment to gender equality and social determinants of health, build on the evidence-base of health promotion and primary prevention, and look to engage in the emerging priority areas of work:
We thank you for your consideration of our third environmental scan and look forward to working with all our of partners, stakeholders, members and community to ensure that all women in our region are safe, healthy and thriving.
The Southern Metropolitan Region (SRM) covers an area of 2,888 square kilometres, representing about one-quarter of the state’s total population.
Contrasting demographics highlight diverse needs amongst various municipalities.
The social determinants of health are strongly influenced and shaped by access to income, education and resources that women have access to.
Emerging areas to explore include mental health and wellbeing, climate change and disaster and aging.
The social determinants of health are complex and many.
They drive the health and wellbeing of women and we need to understand these to undertake health promotion and primary prevention in the Southern Region.
Law and Regulation From local, to state to federal government’s all government policy, legislation and regulation impacts – positively or negatively – the health and wellbeing of women in our region.