Medical Research Future Fund's Cardiovascular Health Mission - National Consultation on the Roadmap and Implementation Plan

Closes 23 Apr 2021

Opened 14 Dec 2020


The Medical Research Future Fund’s (MRFF) Cardiovascular Health Mission (the Mission) was announced as part of the 2019-20 budget to provide $220 million for research to make transformative improvements in cardiovascular health and stroke for all Australians.

An Expert Advisory Panel was appointed in April 2019 to provide advice to the Minister for Health on the strategic priorities for research investment through the Mission.

As per the MRFF Mission Governance document, the Expert Advisory Panel is to provide their advice on priorities for research investment through the Mission by developing a Roadmap and Implementation Plan.

The Mission’s Roadmap is a high level strategic document that includes the aim, vision, goal and priorities for investment for the Mission. To support the Roadmap, the Implementation Plan outlines the priorities for investment (short, medium and long term), evaluation approaches and measures, supporting activities, and collaborative opportunities.

The Roadmap and Implementation Plan will be used by the Department to design and implement Mission investments via Grant Opportunities promoted through GrantConnect. 2020-21 investments through this Mission are available through

The consultation

A consultation on the draft Cardiovascular Health Mission Roadmap was held in July 2020, where a series of questions were asked to assist in the further development of the Roadmap. Feedback received through the consultation was considered by the Expert Advisory Panel. Following this, the Roadmap was updated and an Implementation Plan developed.

The draft Roadmap and Implementation Plan have been reviewed by an international panel of experts who provided expert feedback and advice in the context of relevant activities occurring internationally.

The Expert Advisory Panel considered the input provided by the international panel and agreed to a number of minor changes to the Implementation Plan. No changes were recommended for, or made to, the Roadmap.

The report from the international review panel meeting is available below.

Why we are consulting

This consultation is to seek feedback from the community on the Mission’s draft Roadmap and Implementation Plan. Both documents are available below.

How to have your say

Consultation questions are provided to guide your submission. The consultation process will be supported by public webinars in February and/or March 2021. The webinars will be promoted in early 2021, including details of how to participate.

How will we use your feedback

Submissions will be used to inform any further development of the Roadmap and Implementation Plan by the Expert Advisory Panel.

Give Us Your Views


  • Anyone from any background


  • Chronic disease