Right now, 580,000 Australians are living with heart disease and each year, more than 57,000 Australians experience a heart attack.
For more than 60 years, the organisation has led the battle to save lives and improve the heart health of all Australians. The Heart Foundation invests in world-class cardiovascular research and works to improve heart disease prevention and care.
The Heart Foundation relies on donations and gifts in wills to continue its work in research, education and health promotion.
Vision and mission
The Heart Foundation fights for an Australia free of heart disease. The organisation’s work focuses on prevention, support and research to improve the heart health and quality of life of all Australians.
How the Heart Foundation can help
The Heart Foundation fights for all Australian hearts by:
- delivering support for people living with heart disease
- funding life-saving heart research
- guiding health professionals on preventing and treating heart disease
- providing access to resources and education materials about making heart-healthy choices
- advocating to government and industry to improve heart health in Australia
Programs, apps and tools
- Heart age calculator
- Heart health check
- Heart Foundation walking program
- BMI calculator
- Heart healthy recipes