The Women's Health Service aims to improve the health and wellbeing of women living and working within the boundaries of Sydney Local Health District, through partnership work, workforce education, policy input and research. The focus of our research is on improving access to services by women who are experiencing the poorest health in our communities. According to local evidence, this includes: Aboriginal women; women experiencing socio-economic disadvantage; and women from some culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, particularly women who are refugees and/or newly arrived to Australia.
- Coordination of the multi-partnership Cancer Institute funded project: Using a supported accommodation setting for reaching homeless, low socioeconomic women with information, advocacy and referral to increase cervical screening. This included gaining ethics approval from the following committees; Sydney Local Health District; Family Planning NSW; and the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council; and Population Health Committee.
- Commencement of the 'Investigating motivators and barriers to changing work practices in the context of trauma informed practice'.
Best Poster Prize (SLHD Community Health Forum): Donna Tilley: GENITAL TRICHOMONAS VAGINALIS IS RARE AMONG FEMALE ATTENDEES AT A SYDNEY METROPOLITAN SEXUAL HEALTH CLINIC'.
Higher Degree Students:
- Ms Renee Lovell, Service Manager
- Ms Donna Tilley, Clinical Nurse Consultant
- Ms. Renee Lovell, Masters Health Service Management
- Fundamentals of Nursing Text Book (in draft) Chapter 21: Understanding sexuality and sexual health by Donna Tilley and Joanne Perks.
In conjunction with the sexual health service:
- Poster at the World STI & HIV Congress - 'Outreach Chlamydia Testing: Upskilling a Multidisciplinary Workforce'. Won the Australasian Sexual Health and HIV Nurses Association (ASHHNA), Nurses poster prize.
- Poster at the World STI & HIV Congress - 'GENITAL TRICHOMONAS VAGINALIS IS RARE AMONG FEMALE ATTENDEES AT A SYDNEY METROPOLITAN SEXUAL HEALTH CLINIC'.
|Cancer Institute NSW
||Ms R Lovell & Ms D Tilley, Women's Health Service
||Using a supported accommodation setting for reaching homeless, low socioeconomic women with information, advocacy and referral to increase cervical screening.
|| $ 49,340
Contact details for department
Head of Department: Ms. Sue Amanatidis / Ms. Renee Lovell
Department/Unit: Women's Health
18 Marsden Street
Telephone: (02) 9515 1210
Facsimile: (02) 9515 6133