E-Learning Course: Introduction to Gender-Responsive Health

The Australian Women’s Health Alliance is developing a suite of online learning modules that supports learners to understand and apply a gender-responsive approach to health and prevention.

Module 1: What’s Gender Got to Do with It? Understanding Gender-Responsive Health’ is available now and the remaining 4 modules will be available later in 2024.

About the course

Women and gender diverse people experience health, illness and health care differently to men. This course aims to increase understanding about these differences and how gender-responsive approaches can improve health equity. 

This course is for workplaces and individuals wanting to learn more about gender-responsive health, including health professionals, researchers, policy makers and students, as well as those who aspire to enter the health sector.   

It is suitable to complete in your own time or rolled out in workplaces for teams to complete together. 

Our training modules support users to: 

  • increase their understanding of gender-responsive health 
  • gain knowledge of practical examples of gender-responsive approaches to health and prevention 
  • use clear language to communicate about gender equity in health and prevention 
  • reflect on their own context and identify actions to strengthen their approach to gender-responsive health in practice. 

Online launch recording

Australian Women’s Health Alliance members and invited speakers launched the course during a webinar hosted by MC Sally Moyle. The webinar provided an overview of the motivations for developing the course, as well as a tour of the features. This was followed by a panel discussion between Aboriginal medical doctor and Chair of Violence Prevention Australia, Dr Samara McNeil, Health Promotion and Communications Consultant Kate May and feminist leadership specialist Katherine Lim.


Other resources

Is your workplace or community group interested in rolling out this course? Are you a university lecturer looking for course materials to complement student learning?

The following resources have more information and can be used to share the course with interested workplaces, groups and individuals:

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