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Policies and Guidelines

Research and Data from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s health has contributed to a broad range of policies and guidelines aimed at improving Australian women’s health, wellbeing and access to health services.

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National Women’s Health Strategy 2020 to 2030

Published: 2019

The Strategy aims to improve the health and wellbeing of Australian women across five key areas - maternal, sexual, and reproductive health; healthy ageing, chronic conditions, and preventative health; mental health; and the health impacts of violence against women and girls

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Perinatal mental health guidelines

Published: 2017

Data from the study has contributed to a significant body of work on perinatal mental health. This research has been used as an evidence base for clinical practice change and innovative service development with industry partners. This includes the mummatters mental health tool developed by BUPA, the 2017 perinatal mental healthcare guidelines developed by COPE,…

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2014 Australian Government Physical Activity Guidelines

Australian Government

Published: 2014

ALSWH data contributed to the Australian Government's physical activity guidelines for adults and older adults.

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Choose Health: Be Active. A physical activity guide for older Australians

Published: 2014

This guide provides an evidence-based guide for optimal physical activity for older adults. It was prepared in 2008 by Professor Wendy Brown for the Australian Government Department of Veteran’s Affairs and the Department of Health and Ageing (now the Department of Health).   For more information visit: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/phd-physical-choose-health

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The 2013 New South Wales Government’s Health Framework for Women’s Health

Published: 2013

Published research from ALSWH contributed to recommendations concerning: How socioeconomic inequalities are associated with health conditions and health behaviours in young women which can subsequently affect their risk of developing further health conditions Accessing health services Managing dementia, osteoarthritis and falls Key strategies included supporting healthy lifestyles, appropriate mental health services, support for women with…

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2010 National Women’s Health Policy

Australian Government

Published: 2010

Research from ALSWH is cited extensively in the 2010 National Women's Health policy, with evidence from the study contributing to recommendations for women of all ages.

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National respite for carers program

Published: 2009

ALSWH data on mid- and older-aged women caregivers were used to inform the National Respite for Carers Program, which is one of several Government initiatives designed to support and assist relatives and friends caring at home for people who are unable to care for themselves because of disability or frailty. Projects commissioned by the Australian…

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