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Rheumatic Heart Disease Control Program in Metro South Health

Project Status: 

This project will work to integrate a clinical care coordination approach combined with the use of technology and a capacity building partnership approach in the primary health care, hospital and community sectors to improve access to high quality regular care which, in turn, will prevent serious complications associated with Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD). 

This project has been developed in response to issues identified in an audit completed by the Rheumatic Heart Disease Registy of Metro South Health patients with acute rheumatic fever/ rheumatic heart disease. 

Aims & Goals: 

1. Provide an educational event increasing the awareness and knowledge at Primary Care Physicians and community health providers.
2. Improve health literacy and access to appropriate services across the community focusing on high risk populations.
3. Working in collaboration with the national RHD registry and key representatives in increasing the notification and transfer of data.

Lead Service / Stream: 
Rheumatic Heart Disease, Acute Rheumatic Fever
Last updated 28 November 2017