No child in Australia dies as a result of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and its complications.
What we do
- Australian Guideline for the prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease
RHDAustralia updates evidence based guidelines to support Australia’s health workforce to achieve best practice care for people with ARF and RHD. Revisions are undertaken in collaboration with key stakeholders and peak Indigenous health bodies.
- Education and training resources for health professionals, people with ARF/ RHD, their families and communities.
RHDAustralia works closely with stakeholders, patients, families and communities to develop culturally-appropriate information to help increase disease prevention and support self-management. These activities are carried out in conjunction with key partner organisations and state and territory-based RHD control programs across Australia.
- Support health systems to achieve evidence-based best practice for focused prevention activities in high-risk communities.
RHDAustralia assists with development and implementation of culturally-appropriate resources for people living with ARF and RHD and their communities, with a focus on peer support initiatives, self-management tools and community health promotional material.