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Improve secondary prevention programs for Aboriginal people with cardiovascular disease
This project aimed to improve Indigenous participation in heart rehabilitation and secondary prevention service programs. Many rehabilitation programs are provided through mainstream hospitals and centres, and a number of barriers were identified by Indigenous people as to why these services are not accessed.
This project involves two stages:
- stage one investigated interstate models which have been effective in helping Indigenous people to participate in rehabilitation after a heart attack or surgery with the aim of introducing them in Victoria.
- stage two involved the planning and implementation of a secondary prevention model of care, adapted to meet the needs of Indigenous communities - two Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations were be selected and supported through this stage to plan and implement the models of care.
Abstract adapted from Heart Research Centre
Heart Research Centre
Level 7, 14-20 Blackwood Street
North Melbourne Vic 3051
PO Box 2137
The Royal Melbourne Hospital Vic 3050
Ph: (03) 9326 8544