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Do it with heart

Big Heart Appeal logoThe Big Heart Appeal in September is the Heart Foundation’s largest community-led campaign. Each year, over 120,000 volunteers come together to help.

Join the fight

Blue September logoGet blue this month and raise funds for research into cancer affecting men. Blue September supports Australian Prostate Cancer Research (APCR) and the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.

Appeal to help end the heartache of Australia’s No.1 killer

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The Heart Foundation is running its yearly Big Heart Appeal. The National CEO of the Heart Foundation Mary Barry says investing in cardiovascular research is one of the best ways to fight heart disease.

Why patient centricity is a myth

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Most health care for people with chronic conditions happens in the community, not with any clinician. Michael Gill, founder of Dragon Claw, says we need to encourage care-coordination and self-care.

NDIS delayed is NDIS denied

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Some suggest to stop or slow down the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Craig Wallace says this would spark an unprecedented outrage as people with disability, families and carers have already waited 40 years for help.

Make every step count

Steptember logoTake 10,000 steps a day for Steptember. Ask your friends and family to sponsor you along the way to help people with cerebral palsy. You can join teams from around the world and get fit for a great cause.

A share in public authority for indigenous peoples

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If we are prepared to accept the ethnic discrepancies in our health system, what does this say about our conceptions of justice and the values we hold? Dominic O’Sullivan says we need political arrangements that allow indigenous peoples to be included, not merely consulted, in policy development.

Unite in a sea of denim and raise funds

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This Friday is Jeans for Genes Day, when Australian workplaces and schools raise funds to fight childhood genetic diseases. Barry Kenyon, National Campaign Manager of Jeans for Genes, tells the story of the charity day and the great strides the organisation has made in just over two decades.

The importance of self care

GAP Taskforce Self Care ReportThe Minister for Health, the Hon. Sussan Ley, has launched a report of the GAP Taskforce on the role of health literacy and responsible self care in improving public health outcomes and reducing government expenditure.

The hidden secret of Australian health

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How can we improve patient outcomes and address some of the challenges Australia’s health system is facing? Neil Batt has some thought-provoking ideas.