HEART HEALTH FOR LIFE
The Country Heart Attack Prevention (CHAP) Project: A four step model of care and clinical pathway for the translation of cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention guidelines into practice for rural and remote patients.
This is a National Health and Medical Research Council Partnership Grant (GNT) 1169893 with total project value of $3.2million, 2019-2023.
Despite high level evidence, supporting the proven benefit of risk factor modification to reduce secondary events through Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR), statistics from Australia and around the world report that only 20-50% of eligible patients attend and attendance has not improved in the past 20 years.
This project is a partnership between consumers, policy makers, service providers, clinicians, and researchers to integrate research evidence into policy and practice for the delivery of rural and remote CR.
The Country Heart Attack Prevention (CHAP) project will:
We hypothesis that compared to usual care, rural and remote patients who are exposed to the CHAP model will have higher rates of;
1. Attendance (Primary Outcome) and completion of CR
2. Modification of risk factors
3. Evidence based pharmacotherapy and experience
Country Health SA
Country SA Primary Health Network
The Cardiac Society of Australia & New Zealand
Royal Australian College of General Practice
Australian Cardiac Rehabilitation Association
Association and Exercise Scientists Society of Australia
Together we will invest a total of $1.8million
The CHAP Model will target a broad area of healthcare, as prioritised by the National Health and Medical Research Council Partnership Scheme, including secondary prevention, primary and community healthcare, hospitals, workforce, and infrastructure.
Patient Centered Cardiac Rehab
1. Flexible Mode of Delivery
2. Individualised Program
3. Integrative Care
DID YOU KNOW?
AIWH, 2019 Cat No. CVD 83
ABS, 2019 Cat No.3303.0 (Heart Foundation)
Australian Clinical Guidelines for Acute Coronary Syndrome, 2016
(Heart Foundation & CSANZ)