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About us

For over 60 years, the Heart Foundation has been the trusted peak body working to improve heart disease prevention, detection and support for all Australians. 

Whilst our work has had a major impact on the survival rates of those suffering a heart attack and those living with heart disease, we will not be satisfied until it is completely eradicated. Coronary heart disease is still Australia’s number one killer, taking 51 lives every day. To help us realise our vision of an Australia free of heart disease, we continue to harness the energy and intellect of Australia’s best minds, and combine this with the teamwork and passion of our supporters and the generosity of millions of Australians by:

  • Funding high-impact research, supporting both emerging and leading heart health researchers 
  • Advocating to governments and industry for increased funding and resources for heart health  
  • Building community awareness about living a heart-healthy lifestyle through public health awareness campaigns, accessible information and resources
  • Supporting health professionals in their work to prevent, diagnose, treat and manage heart disease
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Who we are

Heart Foundation's team, our strategy and our history.

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Where your funds go

Your support helps us to have a maximum impact

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Our advocacy

Advocating for healthy hearts throughout Australia

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Our heart stories

Storytellers of all ages share their valuable heart stories to help change and save lives.

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Media releases

Stay informed with the latest updates and news, research findings, and initiatives driving positive change in heart health.

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Delve into a wealth of insightful articles and inspiring stories to support your journey towards a healthier heart and lifestyle.

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Our Board

The role of the Board is to provide strategic oversight and direction for the Heart Foundation’s activities and ensure that those organisational activities are directed towards achieving its vision of an Australia free of heart disease and its mission to prevent heart disease and improve the heart health and quality of life of all Australians through our work in prevention, support and care and research.

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Our strategy

The Heart Foundation is developing a 25-year vision; this initiative is known as Vision 2050. Coronary heart disease remains the leading cause of death in Australia — accounting for over 17,000 deaths each year.

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General contacts

Contact details and communication channels for connecting with Heart Foundation

Last updated22 January 2024