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Heart Disease and Stroke – Early Detection

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  The purpose of the grant opportunity is to increase the early detection of people at risk of heart disease and stroke. This will reduce avoidable hospital admissions and save lives. The objectives of the grant opportunity are to support key activities from the draft National Strategic Action Plan for Heart Disease and Stroke.

Activities can include:

  • develop initiatives designed to identify and support groups at risk of heart disease and stroke;
  • develop consumer awareness resources to improve identification and management of hypertension (high blood pressure) including adherence to medications;
  • develop resources to support primary care health professionals on the management of hypertension, including quality measurement;
  • develop consumer resources and a system of notification and recall to improve awareness of required health checks (including atrial fibrillation) for all Australians and tailored for priority populations;
  • develop resources to support primary care health professionals to deliver better evidence-based early detection and to promote opportunistic point-of-care atrial fibrillation checks;
  • obtain accreditation of training and education resources, where required and obtainable, by relevant professional bodies, for example the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

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Arthritis – Consumer Awareness and Education

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  The purpose of the grant opportunity is to ensure those affected by arthritis, their families/carers and the wider population have access to a broad range of evidence-based education resources, care and support options.

This includes:

  • developing and disseminating new consumer information, tools and resources for target populations to address identified gaps and unmet needs;
  • developing and disseminating consumer-focused guides or standards of care for people with arthritis so they know what care they should receive; and
  • developing information and education resources and health services that are culturally appropriate and address the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culturally and linguistically diverse groups.

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Osteoporosis Consumer Awareness

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  The purpose of the grant opportunity is to improve the wellbeing of people with osteoporosis by increasing the availability of evidence-based information and to improve awareness and understanding in the community about osteoporosis and early symptoms.

The objective of the grant opportunity is to increase consumer awareness of osteoporosis and the importance of bone health in line with the priorities in the Action Plan. This includes increasing awareness and education of osteoporosis, with a focus on early prevention.

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Lung Conditions Population Groups at Risk

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  The purpose of the grant opportunity is to improve awareness and understanding of lung conditions for population groups considered to be at an ‘increased risk’ of experiencing poor lung health in Australia. These include, but not limited to: asthmatics, those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, cystic fibrosis, smokers, people with allergies, people exposed to asbestos and/or inflammatory pollutants (i.e. those in occupations such as mining, manufacturing, engineered stone working and building).

The objectives of the grant opportunity are to support a number of recommended activities from the Action Plan, including:

  • Delivering awareness and education campaigns to improve knowledge of occupational hazards that affect the lungs and to promote safe workplaces;
  • Delivering education to parents, carers and health professionals to address chronic cough, particularly in high risk populations including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; and
  • Delivering awareness and education campaigns on the benefits of immunisation to increase uptake in high-risk populations.

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