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This edition of the Australian guideline for the prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) has a new focus which places people and their families and communities, at the centre of care. The number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples affected by ARF and RHD appears to be increasing; in mid-2016, there were 4549 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who had been hospitalised for ARF or RHD since 2001 across the NT, SA, QLD and WA.