Report Initiatives for Women in the Northern Territory 1983-1993
Tabled Paper 1888
Tabled Papers for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT
Tabled by Marshall Perron
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T his policy is a significant step tow ards achieving relevant, cu ltu rally sensitive and high quality services w hich are cost-effective, accessible an d available to w om en th ro u g h o u t the Territory. The h e a lth policy focuses on th e following hea lth issu es of m ajor concern to wom en: reproductive health ; h ea lth of ageing women; em otional an d m ental health ; violence ag a in st women; occupational h ea lth an d safety; h ea lth needs of w om en as carers; h ea lth effects of sex role stereotyping on women; isolation; access to services; environm ental and social health ; preventive health ; and 4 educa tion for h ea lth care providers on w om en's h e a lth issu es. In accordance w ith the N orthern T erritory W om en's H ealth Policy, a W om en's H ealth Adviser w as appoin ted in 1992 and a W om en's H ealth U nit c reated in May 1993. The u n it com prises the W om en's H ealth Adviser, the N orthern Territory W om en's Inform ation Network (INFONET), the C ancer Prevention C oordinator and a policy officer. The u n it h a s provided: 4 a policy im plem entation w orkshop resu lting in th e estab lish m en t of a Territory-w ide w om en's h ea lth netw ork w ith rep resen ta tives in each d istric t an d hospital; 4 funding for d istric t staff to a tten d a m ulti-d iscip linary w orkshop on dom estic violence; 4 a ss is tan ce for five rem ote a rea n u rse s and one fem ale m edical officer to a tten d family p lann ing courses; and
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