Federal Budget submission 2018-19
This pre-Budget submission advances a suite of good, practical policy proposals that plug significant gaps in the nation’s current approach to preventing, treating and managing a leading killer of Australians – cardiovascular disease.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) comprises a number of individual diseases, including coronary heart disease, stroke, heart failure, arrhythmias, congenital conditions, hypertensive disease and peripheral vascular disease.
Federal Election 2016
Cardiovascular disease is the biggest killer of Australians, and represents one of the largest and most costly components of our nation’s chronic disease crisis. To save lives and reduce the economic burden of cardiovascular disease, the next Australian Government must take swift and decisive action. Read about the six actions required to tackle cardiovascular disease.
Australia needs a National Physical Activity Action Plan
An unprecedented overview of physical activity and public health across the globe has reinforced the need for a comprehensive policy response in Australia.
- Read media statement: 37 compelling reasons why Australia needs a National Physical Activity Action Plan
- Move More, Sit Less - Canberra Communique (PDF)
Australian Heart and Stroke Charter
With support from 9 leading health groups, the Heart Foundation and Stroke Foundation have released the Australian Heart and Stroke Charter, calling for action to end the complacency on cardiovascular disease.