Focusing on diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diabetes and heart disease
Heart disease is the major cause of health inequality in population groups at socioeconomic disadvantage, including regional Australians, Indigenous Australians, older individuals and those living in low- to middle-income countries. A combination of inherent risk, life circumstances and limited treatment options or access to health care resources contributes to this inequality. The NHMRC CRE to Reduce Inequality in Heart Disease has four research streams that reflect the challenge of ensuring ‘equal hearts for all’ in these disadvantaged groups. The research aims to reduce this inequality by focusing on the full scope of heart disease, from primary prevention to chronic disease management of those already affected.