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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

RHD Resouces

Patients, Families & Communities

Patients, Families & Communities resource page about acute rheumatic fever (ARF) or rheumatic heart disease (RHD).

Treatment Tracker App - video

This video introduces Treatment Tracker: a free smartphone app for people receiving penicillin injections to prevent acute rheumatic fever. The app provides reminders for when injections are due, and encourages people to get their injections on time. The app can also be used by people who care for other people receiving penicillin injections.

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 deadly music video/health resource.

Key messages focus on managing acute rheumatic fever with regular penicillin needles to keep the heart strong - never miss a jab. Every person in community has the power to make the right choice and lead a happy healthy life. Respect to Lajamanu Community. We were honoured to have North Tanami Band assisting us with this creative process and recording the deadly song.

NSW ARF/RHD and RHD Register Factsheet

This easily understandable factsheet provides a brief overview on the prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.

Sharing a Heartbeat 2 - Rheumatic heart disease in pregnancy: Burarra

This short film presented in the Burarra language is the second in the series that deals with issues around pregnancy and the importance of family for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who live with rheumatic heart disease. This film was developed, written and directed by young Indigenous women, and contains culturally appropriate health information for girls and young women and their families.
 
Tess has rheumatic heart disease, but she and Jamie want to start a family.

Sharing a Heartbeat - Rheumatic heart disease in pregnancy: Burarra

This short film presented in the Burarra language deals with issues around pregnancy and the importance of family for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who live with rheumatic heart disease. This film was developed, written and directed by young Indigenous women, and contains culturally appropriate health information for girls and young women and their families. 

Tess has rheumatic heart diseas, and she is not sure about her future as a mother.

Important Health Message: prevent rheumatic fever: Torres Strait Creole

This short film contains an important health message in the Torres Strait Creole language. It contains information about preventing acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in rural and remote Australian communities. Key messages include the importance of hand washing and healthy environments to prevent Strep A infections, prompt treatment for sore throats and skin sores, regular penicillin injections to stop acute rheumatic fever, and the impact of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Important Health Message: prevent rheumatic fever: Ndjebbana

This short film contains an important health message in the Ndjebbana language. It contains information about preventing acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in rural and remote Australian communities. Key messages include the importance of hand washing and healthy environments to prevent Strep A infections, prompt treatment for sore throats and skin sores, regular penicillin injections to stop acute rheumatic fever, and the impact of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Sharing a Heartbeat 2 - Rheumatic heart disease in pregnancy: Kriol

This short film presented in the Kriol language is the second in the series that deals with issues around pregnancy and the importance of family for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who live with rheumatic heart disease. This film was developed, written and directed by young Indigenous women, and contains culturally appropriate health information for girls and young women and their families.
 
Tess has rheumatic heart disease, but she and Jamie want to start a family.

Sharing a Heartbeat 2 - Rheumatic heart disease in pregnancy: English

This short film is the second in the series that deals with issues around pregnancy and the importance of family for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who live with rheumatic heart disease. This film was developed, written and directed by young Indigenous women, and contains culturally appropriate health information for girls and young women and their families.
 
Tess has rheumatic heart disease, but she and Jamie want to start a family.

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,

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