We want to address disparities in heart health so all Australians can live longer, healthier lives.
So every day in each state and territory, we are lobbying government and industry to improve heart health.
Below is some of our current advocacy work.
Heart Foundation pre-election policy paper
The Heart Foundation’s 2019 pre-election policy paper sets out priorities for the next Australian Government.
These cost-effective initiatives will address identified gaps in prevention, diagnosis and treatment, support and care, and research to address Australia’s biggest killer – heart disease.
Economic Cost of Acute Coronary Syndrome in Australia
The total economic cost of acute coronary syndrome (ACS), which includes heart attack and unstable angina, is $6.8 billion in 2017-18.
Read the full report:
Federal Budget submission 2018-19
This pre-Budget submission provides a suite of good, practical policy proposals that plug significant gaps in the nation’s current approach to preventing, treating and managing cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Increasing attendance and completion of cardiac rehabilitation
The Heart Foundation is advocating to improve access and increase attendance at cardiac rehabilitation services across Australia.
Smoking and tobacco control
Tobacco smoke is one of the main risk factors for heart disease and is responsible for 12% of the burden of cardiovascular disease in Australia.
The Medical Research Future Fund
This submission to the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Priorities for 2018-2020 advocates to ensure that greater priority is given to cardiovascular disease research.
Infrastructure Australia’s Audit 2019
The Heart Foundation is pleased to see Infrastructure Australia’s Audit acknowledge the importance of active transport and the opportunity it provides to make Australian cities more productive, efficient and sustainable. The Heart Foundation believes it is crucial to invest in maintaining and upgrading active transport infrastructure to prepare for a healthier future.
Priority actions for the National Obesity Strategy 2020
Obesity, food and nutrition are critical issues to address Australia’s growing chronic disease problem. A national healthy weight strategy is needed to improve nutrition and physical activity to keep all Australians healthy. The Heart Foundation has engaged with government to help shape this plan.