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Heart Week 2022
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Heart Week 2022

With one Australian having a heart attack or stroke every 4 minutes, you have the power to change this statistic.

Amidst the ongoing challenges and uncertainties faced by health professionals, we recognise your pivotal role in the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Thanks to you and your commitment to keeping Australian hearts healthy, there have been over 275,000 Heart Health Checks delivered since April 2019.

This Heart Week (2–8 May), raise awareness about the importance of heart health and deliver Heart Health Checks for more at-risk Australians.

You have the power to change the statistics by focussing on simple, routine practices that have a measurable life-saving impact. Start by downloading your Heart Week digital promotional pack:



Download pack

In this pack, you will find practical ideas and resources to take charge this Heart Week, including:

  1. Order your print promotional pack (or download digital copies) 
  2. Make a splash for Heart Week at your workplace (see competition details below) 
  3. Use the Heart Health Check Toolkit to plan and implement Heart Health Checks 
  4. Register and tune in for the Heart Week webinar on lipid management (see details below) 
  5. Spread the word to your community and network 

Webinar: Latest evidence on cholesterol management  

Our Heart Week webinar, Lipid lowering landscape: New and emerging treatment approaches, will be hosted and joined LIVE by a panel of experts on Wednesday 4 May. Tune in for the latest evidence on new and emerging pharmacological strategies for lipid lowering, and how this can be translated into practice. 

Register now

Toolkit: New resources to streamline your Heart Health Checks 

Over 46,000 health professionals have visited the Heart Health Check Toolkit since its launch in February 2021. 

Designed to streamline CVD risk assessment and management, the Toolkit offers easy-to-use resources in one place, including assessment and management templates, quality improvement tools, patient engagement resources and more. Templates are also integrated in popular practice software, ready for use during your next Heart Health Check. 

New resources are being introduced during Heart Week to enhance your management of clinical and lifestyle risk factors, so be sure to bookmark the Toolkit and subscribe for more updates. 

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Competition: Heart Week display creative challenge 

Get creative and competitive with a Heart Week display at your workplace! Make good use of your print promotional resources and decorations like balloons, streamers and red hearts. 

The winning team will receive a $500 gift voucher (T&Cs apply). Your entry may also be featured nationally via Heart Foundation social media and newsletters. 

Eligible displays must be located in shared patient areas within a healthcare setting. To enter the competition, simply: 

  • publicly share photos of your display on social media (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter), tag the Heart Foundation and use the hashtag #HeartWeek2022 OR  
  • submit your photo entry via this online form.  


The activity is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health, as part of the Public Health and Chronic Disease program.


Last reviewed: 01/04/2022

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