Heart Health: Tools & Strategies to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease - Heart Foundation & ANU

Heart Health: Tools & Strategies to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease - Heart Foundation & ANU
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Over one million Australians are at high risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and don’t know it! Despite this alarming statistic, CVD remaining a national health priority, and it is mostly preventable, health professional uptake of routine CVD risk assessment and management remains poor.

The workshop will highlight the compelling argument for initiating routine CVD risk assessment and management in the primary health care setting for the eligible population. In the interactive workshop, delegates will learn about:
-national evidence-based research findings
-why it is important to use an absolute CVD risk approach to assess risk
-how to use tools to help calculate and communicate CVD risk
-how to employ motivational interviewing to address CVD with patients
-why CVD prevention is particularly important in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Delivered by the Heart Foundation in conjunction with The Australian National University who are currently undertaking a project looking at CVD Absolute Risk and Health Assessment in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients.

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