That no child in Australia dies from rheumatic heart disease
Bringing together many of the leading organisations working to address the disease, we’re leading the charge to END RHD by:

 Working with the communities most at risk of rheumatic heart disease in Australia. Only through Indigenous-owned, community-led strategies will we be able to successfully tackle the disease.

 Securing funding and the political will to turn the world class research conducted by the End Rheumatic Heart Disease Centre of Research Excellence (END RHD CRE) into action.

 Educating and empowering Australians about the role they can play in ending RHD



NACCHO is a national representative, advocacy and policy development body which pursues innovation and improvement to the delivery of primary health care services to Aboriginal people across Australia.

NACCHO has a membership of 144 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) which deliver holistic, comprehensive, and culturally appropriate health care to the community which manages it.

Australian Medical Association

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) is the most influential membership organisation representing registered medical practitioners and medical students of Australia.

The AMA exists to promote and protect the professional interests of doctors and the health care needs of patients and communities.

The AMA also advocates to improve the health outcomes of vulnerable groups, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and address the social determinants that contribute to poorer health and the development of disease.


The Telethon Kids Institute is one of the largest, and most successful medical research institutes in Australia, comprising a dedicated and diverse team of more than 500 staff and students.

We’ve created a bold blueprint that brings together community, researchers, practitioners, policy makers and funders, who share our vision to improve the health and wellbeing of children through excellence in research.

Telethon Kids is independent and not-for-profit. The majority of funding comes from our success in winning national and international competitive research grants. We also receive significant philanthropic support from corporate Australia and the community.


Since 1994, AMSANT has played a major role in advocating for Aboriginal people’s right to control their own health services and to have those services funded securely and adequately.

AMSANT aims to improve the health of Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory through promoting and extending the principle of local Aboriginal community control over primary health care services to Aboriginal people.

Aboriginal Health Council

Our vision is that all Aboriginal people enjoy a high quality of health and wellbeing.

Our mission is that the Aboriginal Health Council will work in ways that maximise the capacity of the Aboriginal community in determining their health and wellbeing by ensuring:

  • Community participation
  • Community ownership

We will do this in ways that ensure the Aboriginal Health Council values:

  • Cultural diversity
  • Community history and knowledge
  • Community strength

Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation is a charity dedicated to fighting the single biggest killer of Australians – heart disease.

For over 50 years, we’ve led the battle to save lives and improve the heart health of all Australians. Our sights are set on a world where people don’t suffer or die prematurely because of heart disease.


The Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) is a leadership and policy organisation. We were established in 1990 and are the peak organisation representing all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Health Services (CCHS) in Queensland at both a state and national level.

The QAIHC Membership is comprised of CCHS located throughout Queensland. Nationally, we represent Queensland through its affiliation and Membership on the board of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO).

QAIHC’s vision is to eliminate the disparities in health and wellbeing experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Queensland.



Menzies has been a leader in rheumatic heart disease research for over 20 years with a focus on primary and secondary prevention and translational research.

Menzies has been home to RHDAustralia since 2009. RHDAustralia supports the control of RHD in Australia by developing and delivering best practice, evidence based education and training and raising awareness of ARF and RHD and its prevention.


The Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of New South Wales (AH&MRC) is the peak representative body and voice of Aboriginal communities on health in NSW. We represent our members, the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) that deliver culturally appropriate comprehensive primary health care to their communities.

    The purpose of the AH&MRC is to:

  • lead the Aboriginal health agenda for better policies, programs, services, and practices
  • ensure Aboriginal knowledge informs decision-making processes
  • support, strengthen and sustain Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services.


AHCWA is the peak body for the 22 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) in Western Australia.

We are an evolving organisation that acts as a forum to lead the development of Aboriginal Health policy, to influence and monitor performance across the health sector, to advocate for and support community development and capacity building in Aboriginal Communities.