Jean Hailes for Women's Health is a not-for-profit organisation providing important services for women across Australia, from adolescence to midlife and beyond. Established in Victoria in 1992, it is now regarded throughout Australia as a leader in women's healthcare.
Our strength lies in the integration of a team of internationally recognised researchers, clinicians and educators delivering programs and resources to improve Australian women's health. It is the link between three arms - clinical care, education and research - that places Jean Hailes in a league of its own.
Dr Jean Hailes was a pioneer in women's health in Australia. In 1971 she began the first clinic in Australia dedicated to the management of women in midlife and beyond. Following Jean's death in 1988, her colleagues and friends created a foundation to honour her memory.
The Jean Hailes Foundation (now known publicly as just 'Jean Hailes') shares Jean’s passion for improving the health and wellbeing of all women, with a singular determination to make a difference.