National Women's Health Policy

Current and future government action against the four priority health issues

Page last updated: 07 February 2011

The government is focused on promoting and encouraging good health for all and supporting preventative action that will address the particular priority health issues raised by women through the consultative process for this policy. Detail on action the government is already undertaking and specific actions the government will undertake to address the four priority health issues of prevention of chronic disease through control of risk factors, mental health and wellbeing, sexual and reproductive health and ageing well is outlined below.

It is also critical to address the structural and systemic issues that affect women’s capacity to adopt and maintain health behaviours. These factors are explored in Chapter Five (and goals to address these are outlined in Chapter Six).