What we do
For more than fifty years, the Heart Foundation has been dedicated to saving lives by making a difference to the heart health of all Australians. Donations from the community help us to fund vital research, develop guidelines for health professionals, support patient care and help Australians to live healthier lifestyles.
There is much more to do, and we are determined to save as many lives as we can in our quest to beat cardiovascular disease, Australia's leading cause of death.
Our purpose is to reduce premature death and suffering from heart, stroke and blood vessel disease in Australia. more +
Our strategy for 2013–2017
For all hearts: Making a difference to Australia's heart health
Our purpose is to reduce premature death and suffering from heart, stroke and blood vessel disease in Australia.
To do this, we will prioritise work that helps to create environments that promote heart health and improves access to quality services for those with risk factors for heart disease, or who have experienced a cardiac event.
We will embark on a significant new journey on health equity – where we will address disparities among those communities that suffer disproportionately from cardiovascular disease. And we will continue to focus on evidence-based prevention and treatment, by facilitating the generation and translation of research evidence.
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Our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan 2014–2015
Our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan will be used as a platform to guide the organisation on its reconciliation journey with the intention of developing a culture in all parts of the organisation that fosters a reconciled Australia.
Our reconciliation vision is one where we walk alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in respectful partnership to reduce premature death and suffering from heart disease, stroke and blood vessel disease.
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Championing Hearts strategy 2008–2012
Our Championing Hearts strategy 2008–2012 has come to an end. This report, produced following the conclusion of the strategy, includes the objectives, highlights and achievements generated within each of the strategy's six themes (Healthy Weight, Access to Prevention and Treatment, Warning Signs, Engaging Women, Research and Fundraising) throughout the period, and identifies future challenges for the Heart Foundation. In addition to presenting the outcomes of the six themes, the report incorporates the following content: