Technical report

Heart Health: the first step to getting Australia’s health on track calls for a national strategy to ensure screening of all high risk individuals nationally.

It provides an implementation map for one of the ten priority policy actions proposed in AHPC’s Getting Australia’s Health on Track, 2016. Heart Health compiled by an expert working group of leading chronic disease scientists, clinicians and experts.

The experts call for a dual approach to effective reductions in risks for poor cardiovascular health and preventable premature mortality through primary prevention, a targeted screening tool – Absolute Cardiovascular Risk Assessment and secondary prevention – treatment and management of individuals who have had a relevant incident.

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Technical paper no.2017-02