New research shows violence against women with disabilities is worse and lasts longer

Women with disabilities experience violence to a higher degree and for longer than women in the general population, with stereotypes of disability contributing to this preventable violence. These are among the key findings of a research project, Voices Against Violence, launched by Natasha Stott Despoja AM, Ambassador for Women and Girls and Chair, Foundation to Prevent Violence against Women and their Children.

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Australian study takes top award

A ground breaking Australian study, supported by Gandel Foundation through Crohn’s & Colitis Australia (CCA), took out top honours at the world’s premier inflammatory bowel disease organisation congress, held in Copenhagen in February 2014.

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Homeless service for Frankston

The RDNS Homeless Persons’ Program (HPP) – a dedicated service where specialist community nurses provide health care and support to people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness throughout Melbourne – is commencing a three-year trial of the service for the Frankston region.

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A Bright Start to the Year

New materials, developed by the Centre for Community Child Health at Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and supported by Gandel Foundation, will help health professionals and educators cope with common childhood problems such as sleep, language development, resilience, oral health, and movement and exercise.

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