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Heart Week 2014

  • 8 May 2014

    Obesity, inactivity, bad diet feared causes of slowing decline in heart disease deaths.

    Experts fear obesity, poor diet and lack of exercise may be the reason for the slowing decline in heart disease deaths for middle-aged Australians.  Read full story here.

  • 7 May 2014

    Read about the heart health disparities in ethnic groups in the Asia - Pacific who are at greater risk of cardiovascular disease. Full story here.

  • 5 May 2014

    Read the review on cardiovascular health among Indigenous Australians here.

  • 5 May 2014

    This week is Heart Week 4 - 10 May, 2014. Time to think about the problem of heart disease and help improve the heart health of all Australians. Each year, almost 10,000 Australians die of a heart attack and more than one million Australians aged 30 - 65 years are at high rist of having a heart attack or stroke, without knowing it. The heart foundation is urging all Australians to learn the warning signs of a heart attack and reduce their risk of having one.

  • 16 April 2014

    Queensland Health is looking for an Advanced health worker (chronic disease) to work in South Brisbane. Closing date for the position is 28 April, 2014. Click here for more information.

  • 2 April 2014

    Today is National blood pressure day. Prevent a stroke by having your blood pressure checked for free at any Chemmart Pharmacy across Australia. Read up on the risk factors associated with high blood pressure and how they can be reduced here.

  • 1 April 2014

    2 April is National Blood Pressure Check Day. Have your blood pressure check to assess the risk of stroke. For more information click here.

  • 31 March 2014

    The Heart Foundation is excited that the Young Men Christian Association (YMCA) Australia is taking over the full management of the Heartmoves program from the 1 July, 2014, which will include the continuance of the Heartmoveslicensing arrangements.

    The Heart Foundationa is working closely with the YMCA to ensure a smooth transition of the management of the program and look forward to the continued growth of Heartmoves across the country.

    There are a two confirmed Heartmoves Leader Training Courses workshops being run in the following locations:

    Canberra on 17 - 18 May, 2014 at the CIT Bruce Campus and

    Melbourne on 24 - 25 May at the Melbourne University Sports Centre.

    Future workshops are planned by YMCA on the following tentative dates in 2014:

    Perth 11 - 12 July

    Hobart 9 - 10 August

    Adelaide 22 - 23 August

    Sydney 24 - 25 October

    Melbourne 15 - 16 November

    For further information please email Amanda Doring at amanda.doring@ymca.org.au

  • 25 March 2014

    Deaths from heart disease have fallen steadily since 2003, while deaths from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease continue to increase, according to new figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

    'Overall, the death rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders was double that of non-Indigenous Australians. The leading cause of death for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people was heart disease, with diabetes ranked as the second leading cause.' said Mr Eynstone-Hinkins, ABS Director of the Health and Vitals Statistics Unit.

    Read full story here.

  • 25 March 2014

    Cardiovascular rehabilitation and secondary prevention 
    The draft Cardiovascular rehabilitation and secondary prevention (CRSP) document is available for review. It sets out a pathway to guide CRSP service provision in Western Australia and to standardise the consumer journey from the time of a cardiac or cardiovascular diagnosis, through exacerbations and possible hospital admissions.

    To read the more and review the draft CRPS and leave feedback please follow this link.  All feedback submitted is anonymous and will remain private and confidential.  The survey will take approximately 10 mins to complete and needs to be completed before the 1 April, 2014.