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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

RHD Australia


Co-designing Accessible Health Messages: Local Activities Support Local Goals

Poster presented at the 2018 CRANAplus Conference. Recent work (2018) in remote areas describes the requirements for co-creation of health education resources in an appropriate cultural context - achieving inclusive and equitable quality education for all in the prevention of rheumatic heart disease (RHD).

Heart Song - IHHP Lajamanu

Indigenous Hip Hop Projects was proud to partner with Katherine West Health Board and the Lajamanu Community NT to create this follow up deadly Music Video/ Health Resource. The key message was focused on the serious heart disease Rheumatic Fever. Every person in community has the power to make the right choice and lead a happy healthy life. Community members who have this illness need to get a jab every 28 days to keep them healthy. Respect to Lajamanu Community. We were honoured to have North Tanami Band assisting us with this creative process and recording the deadly song.

Healthy Skin Story: Scabies, skin sores and tinea

What is scabies, how do you get scabies, how do I know if I've got scabies, crusted scabies, what should I do, getting rid of scabies, what causes skin sores, what should I do, what is tinea, what should I do,

The National Healthy Skin Guideline

The National Healthy Skin Guideline is available freely online, and is housed on the Telethon Kids Institute website with a suite of learning tools including photographs, a visual clinical handbook and an interactive questionnaire. It has been endorsed by close to 20 health organisations and was made possible thanks to funding from the Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases, based at Telethon Kids Institute, and HOT NORTH, based at the Menzies School of Health Research.

What can I do to stop rheumatic fever?

Cartoon style flyer depicting actions to prevent rheumatic fever, including washing hands, brushing teeth and showering

What is Rheumatic Fever? - generic

An A4 flyer describing who can get rheumatic fever and how it affects the heart.

Sore throats and skin sores can hurt hearts - generic

Comic style booklet for young people highlighting the importance of preventing and treating sore throats and skin sores. Benny's journey with rheumatic fever.

Strong Heart Strong Body: generic - Information about rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease

Information on signs and symptoms and how to manage rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. Booklet using comic book style characters to illustrate the signs and symptoms of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease

Take Heart Group A streptococcal infection

How GAS infection of throats and sores leads to RHD. How to prevent GAS infection to prevent RHD

Take Heart Dr Bo Remenyi, NT Australian of the Year 2018

Short public health message about the need to focus on RHD prevention