The Heart Foundation

“It’s important for workplaces to have a comprehensive approach to their program and activities that they might have in terms of being able to support heart health within the workplace,” states Dr Lyn Roberts, National CEO of the Heart Foundation.

Working with Workplaces for Heart Health

Aged and Community Services Australia

Currently, 13 per cent of Australians are over 65 years of age but by 2050 that number will almost double to 25 per cent. As a comparison, at the turn of the nineteenth century, people aged 65 years and over in Australia represented just four per cent of Australia’s total population. And yet, funding for aged care remains squeezed.

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Medical Technology Association of Australia

For over three decades, MTAA has been representing manufacturers and suppliers of medical technology for use in the diagnosis, prevention, treatment and management of disease and disability. The range of medical technologies covered by the association is extremely broad, and includes everything from relatively simple syringes and bandages to complex, high tech items like pacemakers, cochlear implants, and radiotherapy equipment machines.

Medical Technology for a Healthier Australia

National Rural Health Alliance

There are a host of reasons for healthcare disparity, some of them largely unavoidable, but many more are to do with a certain innate inequality of how the nation’s healthcare resources (totalling around $130 billion per year or more than $5,000 per head of population on average) are divided and spent. Monitoring these inequalities and lobbying for redistribution is the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA), which celebrates its 21st birthday in June. Gordon Gregory, the NRHA’s Executive Director, told Healthcare in Focus that all Australians should have equitable access to appropriate health services, regardless of where they live.

A Fair Go

Community Pharmacy

The Pharmacy Guild is the national peak body representing community pharmacy. It seeks to serve the interests of its members and to support community pharmacy in its role of delivering quality health outcomes for all Australians. The Guild was established in 1928, bringing together several small retail pharmacy organisations then operating in the various states.

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia

Promoting Social Inclusion

Through its ongoing work in research and advocacy and together with its member organisations, CP Australia continues to play an important role in helping people with CP, young and old, to participate and achieve in all aspects of Australian life.
More than 33,000 people in Australia have cerebral palsy. In fact, it is the most common form of disability amongst children, with one child born with the condition every 15 hours. But despite its prevalence, there is no known cure for the condition and its cause is still indefinite.

Cerebral Palsy Australia

One Big Happy Family

With a portfolio of aged care facilities in Queensland and Victoria, and a 25-year track record of successful operation, Embracia sounds like a solid option for anyone contemplating their post-retirement options. For Peter and Dawn MacKenzie, co-founders of Embracia, it’s a little bit more than that. It’s the result of their “passion to make a difference.”

Embracia

Stem Cells

The scientific study of stem cells has existed for a long time and has already contributed greatly to modern medicine. As scientific inquiry continues to advance and as discoveries gain more traction and acceptance in the scientific and medical communities, the true breadth and potential of this area of study can start to be realized.

November 23, 2017, 8:46 AM AEDT

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