Cardiovascular disease is the leading contributor to the life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people when compared with non-Aboriginal people.
Chevron Australia's partnership with the Heart Foundation aims to improve the heart health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their communities by providing increased access to high quality health programs and services, and working with local community members to implement culturally appropriate heart health education programs and activities.
Supported by Chevron, the Heart Foundation spent more than ten months in consultation with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Onslow, Karratha and Roebourne to help shape the program, and as a result our partnership is focused on:
- Onslow residents are learning nutrition tips and healthy eating
- Karratha residents require heart care for patients, improved coordination of discharge from Perth hospitals and ongoing care in the community
- Roebourne residents require prevention programs with young people and families, as well as nutrition and physical activity programs