The work of Women’s Health Grampians (WHG) covers a region spanning more than 48,000 square kilometres with a population over 240,000 (ABS, 2016). The region covers 11 Local Government Areas (LGA):
- Golden Plains
- Northern Grampians
- West Wimmera
The region is made up of three sub-regions of Central Highlands, Central Grampians and Wimmera, with a diverse range of communities from major growth urban centres to isolated communities.
Women in regional and rural areas like the Grampians face additional barriers to accessing health and wellbeing services, and are at increased risk of family violence due to isolation and other factors (see table below).
We have a strong and growing network of organisations from across the Grampians region who share a vision for safer, equal and respectful communities. Read more about our Communities of Respect and Equality (CoRE) Alliance.