WHISE and Promoting Respect and Equity Together (PRET) partnership hosted a learning forum to share learnings and build workforce capacity across the region focusing on understanding the theory and importance of applying a gender lens in health promotion planning and practice to reduce gender related health inequities.
The forum included case studies from community health practitioners in the region.
Star Health Community Health shared three examples of applying a gender lens across community projects and the ways in which this influenced practice and direction. They also shared resources they created to assist their colleagues in applying this theory to their practice.
Overall, those who attended had statistically significant increases in their perceived knowledge and confidence to apply a gender lens to health promotion planning and practice.
SOCIAL VALUE IMPACT:
Project: Applying a Gender Lens to Health Planning Learning Forum
Net Social Benefit to Community $157,983
Directly delivered to 23 Participants with an estimated impact for 12 months
Benefit Cost Ratio 21.56
Social Impact as calculated through the Australian Social Value Bank for the delivery of the Applying a Gender Lens to Health Planning Learning Forum.
The values used in this cost benefit analysis have been derived using the wellbeing valuation method from data gathered through the HILDA (Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia) and Journeys Home Survey.