Useful Websites for Regional Western Australians
The websites below provide information on various Cancer Council WA programs and external organisation offering health services for regional Western Australians.
Cancer Council WA
Cancer Council WA is Western Australia's leading, independent, evidence-based cancer organisation and the only one fighting every cancer from every angle.
Make Smoking History
To have the best chance of quitting and staying a non-smoker, you need to know what you're up against, what your options are, and where to go for help. No matter what stage you're at with your quitting, whether you're thinking, ready or trying to stay quit, you'll find the information you need here.
LiveLighter is a program developed in Western Australia which aims to encourage Australian adults to lead healthier lifestyles - to make changes to what they eat and drink, and to be more active.
MyUV provides you with the knowledge and tools to read the UV Index so you can find out how to be SunSmart and make the most of your day.
Healthier Workplace WA
Healthier Workplace WA offers free services to all workplaces across Western Australia to help them implement a successful workplace health program that assists their workers to make positive lifestyle changes that benefit everyone.
kNOw Worplace Cancer
kNOw Workplace Cancer is a national occupational cancer project led by a group of experts from around Australia.
Crunch and Sip
Crunch&Sip is a primary school nutrition program, developed to increase the quantities of vegetables and fruits and water being consumed by Western Australian children. It is an easy way to help kids stay healthy and happy!
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program
The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program invites eligible people starting at age 50 and continuing to age 74 (without symptoms) to screen for bowel cancer using a free, simple test at home.
Breast Screen WA
BreastScreen WA provides over 120,000 screening mammograms each year to Western Australian women. A screening mammogram is a low dose X-ray of a woman’s breast. Screening mammograms are performed on women with no breast symptoms, for the purpose of detecting breast cancer at an early stage before it can be felt or noticed.
National Cervical Screening Program
More accurate. Less often. In December 2017, the Cervical Screening Test replaced the Pap test in Australia. Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. Routine cervical screening is your best protection against cervical cancer. The Cervical Screening Test is expected to protect up to 30% more women.
Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia
The Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia is the peak body for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) in Western Australia. We exist to support and act on behalf of our 22 Member ACCHSs throughout WA, actively responding to the individual and collective needs of our Members.
WA Country Health Service
The WA Country Health Service is committed to providing accessible health services to the regional population, and a quality health care workforce.
Patient Assisted Travel Scheme
Funded by Royalties for Regions, the Patient Assisted Travel Scheme (PATS) provides a subsidy towards the cost of travel and accommodation for eligible WA country residents only travelling long distances to seek certain categories of specialist medical services.
Royal Flying Doctor Service
The Royal Flying Doctor Service is one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world, providing extensive primary health care and 24-hour emergency service to people over an area of 7.69 million square kilometres.
Rural Health West
Rural Health West is a not-for-profit organisation committed to ensuring people living in country communities have access to medical and health services. With more than 25 years in the rural health sector, we are known as the 'go to' people for rural health workforce.
Yarn For Life
It's okay to talk about cancer. Cancer can affect anyone. But the good news is, finding cancer early gives you the best chance of getting better.