Rural, remote and regional differences in women’s health: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health

Publisher: Prepared for the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, 2011

Status – CURRENT

The report explores findings relevant to the health disadvantage in rural communities and is structured into three broad themes: 1. Generally poorer health of women living in regional and remote areas; 2. Differences in access to and use of a wide range of health services;  3. The resilience of rural women and characteristics of life in rural communities which ameliorate sometimes difficult conditions.  It shows examples where government policies have been effective in reducing health inequities, as well as highlighting situations in which changes in policies and practices could lead to further improvements.

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