The Better Health Channel, the Victorian Government’s health website, is Australia’s most popular health website for women, according to a national survey.
Across Australia more than 10,000 women of all ages took part in The Health Check-up: Jean Hailes for Women’s Health Survey 2017.
The annual survey seeks to better understand the health information needs and behaviour of women living in Australia.
The survey measured the perceived reliability of health information sources. After health professionals and independent health organisations such as Jean Hailes, government health websites ranked as the most trustworthy and reliable sources.
According to the survey, the Better Health Channel is the website used the most by women across Australia to source health information, followed by Jean Hailes for Women’s Health.
The top three requested health topics (available on the Better Health Channel) were: