Yurwan Bullan – Aboriginal women’s health screening program
The ‘Yurwan Bullan’ or ‘Strong Women’ project was launched in May 2021. GPH was successful in applying for an 18-month grant through the Department of Health Emerging Priorities grant to implement innovative health solutions for emerging health problems in our region. The program will focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Health Screening to overcome barriers to early detection of breast and cervical cancer in the Queanbeyan, Goulburn and Yass regions aged 40 years and over, as well as cervical screening, health promotion and education for the young population. The program aims to improve health literacy to increase knowledge and skills around accessing and navigating the health system and to understand information to make informed decision about the type of action is needed in relation to women’s health.