Jean Hailes for Women’s Health has won the Social Change Maker category for Victoria at the Telstra Business Awards in Melbourne on Tuesday 31 July.

The annual awards showcase some of Australia’s leading businesses, scrutinising essential markers of success such as innovation and technology, financial acumen, strategy and vision and organisational values. Nationally, around 10,000 businesses were nominated for the awards and 168 made the finals. The Victorian finalists competed in four categories—Social Change Maker, Emerging & Energised, Small & Succeeding, Medium & Making Waves.

“Being well and living a full and happily productive life can be difficult to measure,” says Jean Hailes executive Janet Michelmore AO. “Acknowledgements such as the 2018 Telstra Social Change Maker Award reinforces that the Jean Hailes vision and strategy are embraced and shared by others.” This award shines a light on the value of prevention of disease, says Ms Michelmore. “We will give this accolade the respect it deserves by continuing to offer the women of Australia our unwavering commitment to keeping women well throughout their lives.”

Jean Hailes for Women’s Health is a national not for profit organisation committed to improving women’s knowledge and understanding of complex health issues. Jean Hailes has a unique model, combining medical centres, research and a department that translates the latest health findings into practical, accessible information on its website, through resources, educational programs and health professional events. Jean Hailes only produces trusted evidence-based information reviewed by its in house team of clinicians. In 2016, Jean Hailes was officially recognised as the Federal Government’s national digital gateway for women’s health.

Banner Image: Janet Michelmore.

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