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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

RHD Australia

South Australia

Patient Story - SA Health Rheumatic Heart Disease Awareness

This video provides a snapshot of a patient/family story which has been paired with clinical detail to raise awareness of rheumatic heart disease.

Paper Tracker radio show – Prof Carapetis on rheumatic heart disease [Radio program 249]

This radio program provides information on rheumatic heart disease (RHD). RHD affects many people living in regional and remote communities across Australia. The program outlines what RHD is, what causes it, how it affects people’s health and what can be done to prevent the disease.

Important Health Message: prevention of rheumatic fever: Pitjantjatjara

From the Take Heart film, this short clip carries important health warnings and information about preventing acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. This film is narrated in Pitjantjatjara language, please share it with appropriate communities in Australia.

'Don't miss out on the things you love' RHD calendar | SA Health

Together with the Aboriginal community in South Australia, SA Health has developed a calendar to educate people about the importance of rheumatic heart disease and acute rheumatic fever through simple messages and testimonials from people across South Australia. The theme of the calendar is “Don't miss out on the things you love” which contains photos of people from across South Australia talking about why they look after their hearts and what they don't want to miss out on. On the other side of the calendar is information about rheumatic fever or rheumatic heart disease.

Mary's Story - Things you need to know

Aunty Mary tells her story about her nephew with ARF, illustrated with cartoons and photos. Information you should know if your child or family member has had acute rheumatic fever or rheumatic heart disease. For further information or to access a copy of this resource contact the RHD control program in your area or RHDAustralia: http://www.rhdaustralia.org.au/rhd-programs.

What is acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease?

A brief introduction to acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease for the general public. Print direct from this site for a trifold brochure, or contact info@rhdaustralia.org.au for printed pamphlets and more information.

Fast Facts Flyer

A versatile infographic showing facts, figures and statistics for clinicians. Print a copy and provide as a hand out after a staff in-service, or print and enlarge and place on the clinic wall for reference. For further information or to obtain a professionally printed copy of this resource contact the RHD control program in your area, or RHDAustralia: http://www.rhdaustralia.org.au/rhd-programs

Red Flag Tool - pocket size document that can be printed and folded

Designed for printing and folding into a pocket size quick reference guide. Inner leaf of the guide can be used as a poster to be placed on the wall of a clinical area for reference when a patient is suspected of having acute rheumatic fever. For further information or to access a copy of this resource contact the RHD control program in your area or RHDAustralia: http://www.rhdaustralia.org.au/rhd-programs