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Programs and projects

This section provides details and links for programs and projects that address cardiovascular health among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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Details and links (where available) relating to relevant programs, projects and lessons learned are collected here.

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Title Reach Focus
Better cardiac care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people National
A partnership model in the development and implementation of a collaborative, cardiovascular education program for Aboriginal Health Workers NSW
A randomised controlled trial of alternative treatments to intramuscular penicillin for impetigo in Aboriginal children NT
A wellbeing framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living with chronic disease National
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander quantitative research approaches to descriptive research inquiry into cardiovascular disease National, VIC
Aboriginal chronic care program (ACCP): Murr-roo-ma dhun-barn NSW
Aboriginal health community re-entry program WA
Aboriginal health promotion and chronic care partnership (AHPACC) initiative VIC
Aboriginal remote telehealth (ART) pilot trial WA
Active Kooris club VIC
Analysis of mortality trends for rheumatic heart disease and rheumatic fever in Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians National
Antecedents of renal disease in Aboriginal children and young adults (ARDAC) study NSW
Audit and best practice for chronic disease (ABCD) National
Aunty Jean's good health team program - Aboriginal chronic & complex care program NSW
Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health survey National
Australian primary care collaboratives program National
Blue Mountains Aboriginal healthy for life program NSW
Bundap marram durn-durn VIC
Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program TAS
Care coordination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders SA
Central Australian heart protection study (CAHPS) NT
Central Australian secondary prevention of acute coronary syndromes study (CASPA) NT
Centre of research excellence in Aboriginal chronic disease knowledge translation and exchange (CREATE) National
Chronic condition management strategies in Aboriginal communities SA
Chronic conditions program SA
Coalition to advance new vaccines against group A streptococcus (CANVAS) project International
Cooking healthy and physical activity project (CHAPA) NT
Developing persuasive messages to support rural Aboriginal Australians to quit smoking National
Development and validation of a health policy simulation model for cardiovascular disease VIC
Doing old business in a new and innovative way: building healthier families and stronger communities QLD
Education services for heart disease and diabetes NT
Engaging stakeholders in identifying priority evidence-practice gaps and strategies for improvement project (ESP project) National
Enhancing the accuracy of cardiovascular risk assessment in Indigenous Australians NT
Essential service standards for equitable national cardiovascular care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (ESSENCE and ESSENCE II) National
Evaluating the genetic contribution to rheumatic heart disease pathogenesis in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities NT
Family study of ear health and metabolic diseases in a WA Aboriginal community WA
Fish oil program National
Fremantle diabetes study WA
Genetic studies investigating the cause of the Tiwi Islanders renal disease NT
Getting every child's heart OK (gECHO) study WA
Good tucker all round NSW
Gudbinji chronic disease program NT
Health eTowns National
Health navigator WA
HealthLAB project NT
Healthy black and deadly NSW
Healthy communities initiative National
Healthy for life National
Healthy heart and lungs NT
Healthy heart program NT
Healthy start, healthy life National
Heart club WA
Heart health 'for our people, by our people' WA
Heart health radio programs in the West Kimberley NT
Heart of the heart NT
Home based outreach chronic disease management exploratory study (HOMES) National
Identifying a unique inflammatory signature in acute rheumatic fever - a pilot study NT
Impact of a price discount on food spending and cardiovascular health in remote Aboriginal Australia NT
Improve secondary prevention programs for Aboriginal people with cardiovascular disease VIC
Improving the delivery of secondary prophylaxis for rheumatic heart disease - a stepped-wedge, community-randomised trial NT
Improving the patient journey for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with heart disease NT, SA
Improving the wellbeing of Melbourne-based Aboriginal people with chronic disease and experiencing depression, anxiety or a related mental health disorder: a Wurundjeri community-driven initiative VIC
Indigenous health outcomes patient evaluation (IHOPE) NSW
Indigenous healthy lifestyle project WA
Indigenous storybook WA
Information and action for Aboriginal heart health/Bettering Aboriginal heart health in WA (BAHHWA) project WA
Jump rope for heart outreach program NSW
Kanyini qualitative study National
Kanyini vascular collaboration National
Koori cook off program NSW
Koori walkabout NSW
Let's get physical - Broome style WA
Lifescripts: advice for healthy living National
Lighthouse project National
Live longer! National
Living improvements for everyone (LIFE) SA
Living improvements for everyone (LIFE) program WA
Living strong - Deadly TV National
Lurrtjurringa lan program WA
Management of coronary heart disease in the Indigenous population in WA (MOCHAB) WA
Mangabay dhingiga ganggundi bimbi QLD
Medical outreach Indigenous chronic disease program (MOICD) National
Medical outreach Indigenous chronic disease program (MOICDP) Western Australia WA
Men, hearts and minds NT
Missing voices: communication difficulties after stroke and traumatic brain injury in Indigenous Australians WA
Mobile assessment unit NT
Mootang tarimi (living longer) outreach screening program NSW
Move QLD
My heart my family our culture WA
National renal Indigenous resource collaborative (NRIRC) National
Northern Territory (NT) Integrated cardiac network service (ICNS) NT
Northern Territory heart failure initiative project NT
Northern Territoy point of care testing program NT
NSW ambulance Aboriginal cardiac education program NSW
NT rheumatic heart disease program NT
One deadly step NSW
Outreach in the outback WA
Pilbara Aboriginal heart health program WA
Practice incentives program (PIP) - Indigenous health incentive National
Predicting coronary heart disease in remote settings: a prospective, cross-sectional observational study QLD
Predicting heart disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people NT
Preventing cardiovascular disease among Indigenous Australians NSW
Rethink sugary drink National
Rheumatic fever follow-up study (RhFFUS) National
Rheumatic heart disease in pregnancy - Australasian maternity outcomes surveillance system (AMOSS) International
Rheumatic heart disease. evidence. advocacy. communication. hope. (RhEACH) International, WA
Shape up Australia National
Sharing success: improving secondary prophylaxis for acute rheumatic fever in Indigenous communities QLD
Smoking among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people National
South Australia and Northern Territory stroke study NT, SA
Stayin' strong QLD
Staying healthy, staying home program QLD
Swap it don't stop it National
Take heart International
TEAMSnet (Telehealth eye and associated medical services network) National
The DRUID follow up survey: diabetes and related disorders in urban Indigenous people in the Darwin region NT
The DRUID study: diabetes and related disorders in urban Indigenous people in the Darwin region NT
The effect of a periodontal intervention on renal health in Aboriginal Australian adults with kidney disease NT
The global burden of disease study 2010 - rheumatic heart disease (RHD) writing group International
The Kanyini guidelines adherence with the polypill study - Kanyini GAP National
The link between scabies and rheumatic heart disease QLD
The relationship of body composition, renal impairment and inflammatory cytokines in Indigenous people with diabetes NT
The Rural health outreach fund WA
Tiwi pakajura primary prevention program NT
TORPEDO study National
Town camp chronic disease project NT
VicOutreach Aboriginal health program VIC
Walgan Tilly project: chronic care for Aboriginal people NSW
Walking program National
Walyup Kworpading Koort (healing heart) WA
Warning signs of heart attack: will you recognise your heart attack? National
Water aerobics program NSW
Water bubbler project WA
Willora diabetes self management project NT
Women's checkout program VIC
Work it out! QLD
Wurli-Wurlinjang heart day program NT
Wurli-Wurlinjang rheumatic heart disease program NT
Last updated: 25 November 2015
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