About Heart Foundation of Australia
The Heart Foundation of Australia is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to reducing disability and life-threatening complications from heart and blood vessel (cardiovascular) disease and improving the cardiovascular health of Australians. Established in 1959, the foundation currently has divisional offices in every state and territory in Australia. The Heart Foundation of Australia works to fulfill its mission and objectives by supporting research concerning cardiovascular health and disease as well as offering educational and other programs directed to health professionals, patients, family members, and the general public that will help to promote cardiovascular health. The foundation supports research programs in major Australian hospitals and universities and establishes links with leading research institutions in the United States and Europe. In addition, it offers a comprehensive series of publications on the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. The foundation provides such resource materials to affected individuals, family members, physicians, allied health professionals, teachers, employers, community groups, journalists, and the general public.