Welcome to our second edition. In this issue:

Current campaigns 

  • Women's sexual and reproductive health
  • You never forget the flu. Don't forget your flu shot.

New tools

  • Kilojoule counter
  • Better Health Channel content sharing syndication widget
  • SectorConnect

We need your help

  • Link to us
  • Digital innovation survey

News from our partners

  • Jean Hailes Women's Health Survey
  • Health Translations celebrates - free event 15th May
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Women's sexual and reproductive health

Good sexual and reproductive health is important for women’s general health and wellbeing. It is central to their ability to make choices and decisions about their lives. Together with our partners at Royal Women's Hospital, Jean Hailes, Women's Health Victoria, Family Planning Victoria, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre. Transgender Victoria, Victorian Aids Council, Hepatitis Victoria, and
Department of Infectious Diseases at the Alfred Hospital, we have developed many pieces of of new content and made plenty of updates.

Women's sexual and reproductive health
female nurse standing with quoted text on top of her saying "I remember thinking, this is the flu"

You never forget the flu. Don't forget your flu shot.

The flu isn’t like the common cold, it can hit quickly and last for a few weeks. For vulnerable Victorians, like children, the elderly and people with a weakened immune system, the flu can have serious and devastating outcomes.

We want to ensure that all Victorians know what steps they can take to help prevent getting and spreading the flu.

If you'd like to share the message to your audience, we have developed a toolkit of resources.

Find out more about flu and flu shot.
hamburger with sign about the amount of kilojoules it contains

Kilojoules on the menu

Large fast food and supermarket chains must display the kilojoule content on their ready-to-eat food and drinks from 1st May 2018. Kilojoule labelling will make it easier for you to make healthier food choices.

Check how many kilojoules you need per day.
Share our content on your website - syndication widget

Share our content on your website

We have received lots of uptake of our content sharing widget, which allows you to embed BHC content onto your website, enabling your visitors to quickly find a range of health information. The widget is free and embedding is easy.

You can choose to embed our main content or a specific topic.

Register to receive widget code
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Do you know that we have a Better Health Channel content partners group on SectorConnect (extranet) where we can share files and collaborate in a secure online environment? Register to join in the conversation. We are ramping it up soon.

Better Health Channel content partners group on SectorConnect.
The Better Health Channel

Are you linking to us?

We have recently conducted an audit of our partners' websites, and have found that half of our partners are not linking to us. We acknowledge the wonderful contribution our partners make by linking to you, and appreciate that you reciprocate.

Simple steps to link to us
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Digital innovation survey

Thank you to those who have already filled in our digital innovation survey. If you have not, it's not too late.

As partners, we’re keen to identify opportunities for greater collaboration. Help us to understand your own experiences with fostering innovation by filling in this short survey. We will share an anonymised version of the survey results with you.

Digital innovation survey
Jean Hailes for Women's Health

Jean Hailes Women's Health Survey

The Jean Hailes annual Women’s Health Survey is one of the country’s most revealing insights into the health concerns, fears and needs of women in Australia. Results of the online survey are used in many ways; from identifying gaps in health information, to helping health professionals better understand their patients, to encouraging women to make practical, positive changes to their lives.

The survey is online and anonymous. Every response counts. The more women who participate, the more we can create a true snapshot of the state of women’s health today.

You hold the missing piece - Jean Hailes Women's Health Survey.

Health Translations celebrates - Tuesday 15th May at City of Melbourne Bowls Club

Health Translations, which provides vital translations to health professionals and community members, has expanded its content into community service topics as well. There are now more than 16 000 resources. Easy English and Auslan information is also now available on the Health Translations website.

Zione Walker, a human rights lawyer and the founder of Incubate Foundation will be the keynote speaker along with other interesting guest speakers.

Register for this free event.