Women’s Health NSW undertakes to be an effective peak body acting as a central contact base for information, advocacy, representation and support. To maximise this undertaking the following strategies are employed.

  • Participation on a number of ongoing committees, both government and non-government:
    • NSW Health, Primary and Community Health Working Group
    • NSW Health, Non Government Organisations (NGO) Advisory Committee
    • Non-Government/Government Women’s Health Quarterly Meeting
    • NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS) Management
    • NGO Health Policy Advice Group (HPAG), NCOSS
    • Forum of Non Government Agencies (FONGA), NCOSS
    • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Advisory Committee
    • Bessie Smyth Foundation (BSF), Pregnancy Options Information Service
    • Australian Women’s Health Network (AWHN)
    • Premiers Council on Preventing Violence Against Women.
  • Projects, Consultations and Advisory Committees and or short term/one off consultations:
    • NSW Women’s Health Matters Consultation Group
    • Office for Women’s Policy: Peak Women’s Organisation’s Quarterly Meeting
    • Older Women’s Network: Violence Against Older Women Roundtable
    • NSW Police Force: Domestic & Family Violence Stakeholder Forum
    • HSCEO: Peaks Forum
    • NSW Health: NGO Program Review Reference Committee
    • YWCA: Aboriginal Women’s Health & Wellbeing Consultation
    • NSW Health: Workshop on Regional Intake and Referral Services
    • NCOSS: NSW Domestic & Family Violence Strategic Framework Forum
    • NSW Health: Stakeholder Forum on Wood Report
    • NSW Health: A New Youth Health Policy for NSW
    • Cross Sector Peak Forum Keep Them Safe Action Plan.
  • Conference, Forum, Seminar Participation/Attendance:
    • Stalking Conference, Central West Women’s Health Centre
    • Information Forum: ‘Understanding Why Women Die: DV Homicide Review’
    • NCOSS Sector Development Forum: Shared Services in the NGO Sector
    • NCOSS Strategic Planning
    • NSW Rape Crisis Presentation: Sexual Ethics & Sexual Assault Prevention
    • Garling Report Forum
    • Housing and Domestic Violence
    • Education Centre Against Violence: Research to Practice: The State of Domestic Violence Routine Screening in NSW Health Services in 2009
    • Australian Health Promotion Association and Public Health Association Australia: Are the Australian Government Preventative Health Taskforce Strategy; Primary Health Care Strategy and National Health & Hospitals Reform Commission Interim Report in step with WHO Recommendations: Commission on the Social Determinants of Health 2008. Professor Fran Baum.