Heart Week
28 April – 4 May 2019

Health Professional webinar

Talking about Heart Health Checks 

Heart Week 2019 focuses on encouraging more people to understand their risk factors for heart disease and take the right steps to reduce this risk.

Watch our multidisciplinary panel of experts have an interactive webinar discussion on absolute CVD risk assessments. 

Heart Week is an opportunity for health professionals and the Australian public to start a conversation about heart health and the steps needed to reduce the risk of heart disease.


In 2019, Heart Week is celebrated from 28 April–4 May. It will focus on the importance of having a heart health check. 


In particular we are focusing on:

  • Heart health checks and what they involve
  • Which patients should have a heart health check and why
  • What steps patients can take to manage their risk of heart disease and stroke.

An opportunity to start the conversation

Health Professional Resources


Sign up today to download a Heart Week information kit to help you promote heart health .

Help us spread the word

We’d love to hear from you on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  Click the images below to download. Be sure to use our hashtag so we can find you.

One-fifth of Australians aged 45-74 years are at high risk of having a heart attack of stroke in the next five years. This Heart Week we’re supporting @heartfoundationau by urging you to understand your risk and have a Heart Health Check today. #showsometicker #HeartWeek2019

Heart Disease is Australia’s biggest killer, taking 51 lives every day. This Heart Week we’re supporting @heartfoundationau by urging you to understand your risk and have a Heart Health Check today. #showsometicker #HeartWeek2019

Heart disease kills one Australian every 28 minutes, many of these deaths could have been prevented. This Heart Week we’re supporting @heartfoundationau by urging you to understand your risk and have a Heart Health Check today. #showsometicker #HeartWeek2019

Absolute risk calculator


The Australian Absolute risk calculator combines several risk factors to calculate a risk score (expressed as a percentage), which is a person’s chance of having a CVD event such as a heart attack or stroke in the next five years. Try the Absolute risk calculator with your patients today!

Contact the Heart Foundation helpline

13 11 12

NATIONAL HEART FOUNDATION OF AUSTRALIA ABN 98 008 419 761