The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (also known as Women's Health Australia) is a longitudinal survey of over 57,000 women in three cohorts who were aged 18-23, 45-50 and 70-75 when surveys began in 1996. In 2012/13 more than 17,000 young women aged 18-23 were recruited to form a new cohort. ALSWH assesses women’s physical and mental health, as well as psychosocial aspects of health (such as socio-demographic and lifestyle factors) and their use of health services. Since its inception ALSWH has provided invaluable data about the health of women across the lifespan, and informed federal and state government policies across a wide range of issues. The study is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.

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Caring for grandchildren: a joy or a burden?

15 October 2018

Grandmothers deserve more recognition for their role as caregivers and some are at risk of being overburdened, according to a major report on caring published today by the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health. 

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Webinar: From child care to elder care: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health

18 Oct 2018
12 pm AEST / 1pm AEDT

Join Associate Professor Leigh Tooth as she unpacks findings from the study's latest major report, prepared for the Department of Health. 

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Media Release: A cuppa a day will keep you moving

12 October 2018

Women who drink a daily cuppa are more likely to be physically active, University of Queensland researchers have found.

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