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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

NT rheumatic heart disease program

 

Overview

Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) control programs currently operate in the Northern Territory (NT), South Australia (SA), Western Australia (WA) and Queensland, under the auspices of jurisdictional health departments. RHD and ARF are also notifiable conditions in New South Wales (NSW).

RHD control programs:

Originally known as the Top End Rheumatic heart disease program, the NT rheumatic heart disease program commenced in 1997. It is a program area within the NT Department of Health's Centre for Disease Control (CDC) Unit. The program has separate Central Australian and Top End teams, each comprising of a Public Health Nurse and an Administrative Officer.

Abstract adapted from the Northern Territory Department of Health

Contacts

Northern Territory Department of Health
Rheumatic Heart Disease Program
Centre for Disease Control
PO Box 40596
Casuarina NT 0811

Top End Region

Fax: (08) 8922 8310
Phone: (08) 8922 8454
Email: rhddarwin@nt.gov.au

Central Australia Region

Fax: (08) 8951 6920
Phone: (08) 8951 6909
Email: RHDAliceSprings@nt.gov.au

Related publications

Edwards K (2007)

Acute rheumatic fever/rheumatic heart disease program: an update.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 14(2): 26-28

Eissa S, Lee R, Binns P, Garstone G, McDonald M (2005)

Assessment of a register-based rheumatic heart disease secondary prevention program in an Australian Aboriginal community.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 29(6): 521-525

Brown A, Purton L, Schaeffer G, Wheaton G, White A (2003)

Central Australian Rheumatic Heart Disease Control Program: a report to the Commonwealth November 2002.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 10(1): 1-8

Lowe M (2005)

New directions for the rheumatic heart disease program.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 12(3): 28

Northern Territory Department of Health (2007)

Remote health atlas: rheumatic heart disease program.

Darwin: Department of Health, Northern Territory

Fittock M, Edwards K (2012)

Rheumatic Heart Disease Control Program: overview for 2011.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 19(3): 19-20

Edwards K (2003)

Rheumatic Heart Disease Program: register, treatment guidelines and priority assessment.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 10(2): 13-15

Kelly A (2003)

Top End Rheumatic Heart Disease Program: report to the Commonwealth: February – November 2002 (abbreviated).

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 10(1): 9-11

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Last updated: 13 June 2016
 
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