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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 Video

Treatment Tracker is a free to use phone app for people who are on penicillin injections to prevent acute rheumatic fever. The app can also be used by people who care for other people on these penicillin injections. The app reminds people when their injection is due or when they have an appointment for their injection AND motivates people to get their injections on time.

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.

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: A short film about RHD in pregnancy (BURARRA)

A short movie for young women with Rheumatic Heart Disease and their families. This film is developed, written and directed by Australian Indigenous women. It is in their words, and has their questions about RHD answered. A sequel to 'Sharing a Heartbeat', Tess and Jamie want to start a family.

Sharing a Heartbeat: A short film about RHD in pregnancy (BURARRA)

This is a 13 minute film directed by Indigenous women about fertility, pregnancy and family for young Indigenous women who have rheumatic heart disease (RHD). This is culturally appropriate health information for a target audience of girls and young women from ages 13 to 20s who have mild to moderate RHD. It does not cover severe RHD and valve repair or replacements. Friends and families of young women may also like to view this film to better understand how to support young women have a healthy pregnancy.

Important Health Message: prevention of rheumatic fever: Torres Strait Creole

This short clip carries important health warnings and information about preventing acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. This film is narrated in Torres Strait Creole language, please share it with communities who speak this language. Key messages for communities and families about the impact of acute rheumatic fever: people with rheumatic fever need penicillin in their body all the time to kill any strep germs and prevent heart damage; to prevent rheumatic fever; wash your hands; keep a clean house to keep the Strep germ away; and treat skin sores and sore throats.

Important Health Message: prevention of rheumatic fever: Ndjebbana

This short clip carries important health warnings and information about preventing acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. This film is narrated in Ndjebbana language, please share it with communities who speak this language. Key messages for communities and families about the impact of acute rheumatic fever: people with rheumatic fever need penicillin in their body all the time to kill any strep germs and prevent heart damage; to prevent rheumatic fever; wash your hands; keep a clean house to keep the Strep germ away; and treat skin sores and sore throats.

Sharing a Heartbeat 2: A short film about RHD in pregnancy (KRIOL)

A short movie for young women with Rheumatic Heart Disease and their families. This film is developed, written and directed by Australian Indigenous women. It is in their words, and has their questions about RHD answered. A sequel to 'Sharing a Heartbeat', Tess and Jamie want to start a family.

Sharing a Heartbeat 2: A short film about RHD in pregnancy (ENGLISH)

A short movie for young women with Rheumatic Heart Disease and their families. This short movie is developed, written and directed by Australian Indigenous women. It is in their words, and has their questions about RHD answered. A sequel to 'Sharing a Heartbeat', Tess 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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