Women's health survey: call for participation

Jean Hailes is calling on health professionals to participate in its annual online women's health survey. Designed to better understand the health information needs and health behaviours of women in Australia, the survey is open to both women and health professionals and takes about 10 minutes to complete. The survey is anonymous and a summary of the results will be avail­ able on completion on the Jean Hailes' website. To participate, visit https://jeanhailes.org.au/news/its­your­health.­whats­normal.

Health gap remains for Australians with disabilities

The significant health gap between Australians with and those without disabil­ities has been highlighted in the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report, Health Status and Risk Factors of Australians with Disability 2007–08 and 2011–12. In 2011–12, people aged 15 to 64 years with severe or profound disability were twice as likely to smoke daily, 1.7 times as likely to be obese and 3.3 times as likely to have three or more long­ term health conditions than those without disability. Half of this group also had mental health conditions, compared with 8% of those without disability. Read the report on the AIHW website (www.aihw.gov.au).