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Heart Health forum - Canberra

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Tuesday 17 October 2017

The Australian Health Policy Collaboration (AHPC) at Victoria University invites you to the launch of Heart Health: the first step to Getting Australia’s Health on Track.

The launch will feature key note addresses by leading health experts.

This forum is an opportunity for health experts, organisations and policy leaders to join with Australian experts who have been working collaboratively to turn knowledge into action to inform and support effective policy and system change to deliver improved health outcomes for all.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of Australia’s biggest killers and burdens on the healthcare system. Absolute cardiovascular risk assessment (ACVR) is an established screening tool that could help prevent tens of thousands of CVD-related deaths in Australia each year.

Heart Health calls for a national strategy to ensure screening of all high risk individuals nationally. It provides an implementation map for one of the ten priority policy actions proposed in AHPC’s Getting Australia’s Health on Track, 2016. These policy priorities will help get Australia’s health on track to significantly reduce preventable illness and disability in the population.

The report highlights that the risks for cardiovascular disease are risk factors for other diseases, including some dementias, chronic kidney disease and diabetes. Ensuring a comprehensive approach to ACVR across the population will contribute significantly to improved prevention, treatment and management of the major chronic diseases that affect growing numbers of Australians.

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Event includes a light luncheon. Please advise of any dietary or access requirements to tania.wilson@vu.edu.au

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When?

This event has already taken place.

17 October 2017, 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Where?

Old Parliament House, Canberra 18 King George Terrace Parkes ACT 2600

Get in touch

Tania Wilson
Manager, Operations
Australian Health Policy Collaboration
Phone: 
+61 3 9919 1874