Medical Research Future Fund: Mission for Cardiovascular Health Roadmap

Closed 23 Aug 2019

Opened 30 Jul 2019


In 2017 alone, more than 100,000 Australians experienced a heart attack or stroke and cardiovascular disease was the underlying cause of 43,500 deaths in Australia.

As part of the 2019-20 budget the Government announced a commitment of $220 million, over 10 years, for a comprehensive research effort focussing on heart disease and stroke.

The funding, awarded under the Government’s landmark Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), will support Australian researchers to make game-changing discoveries, develop a global biotech industry and enable the implementation of changes in healthcare.

The Mission for Cardiovascular Health will support new and emerging research to improve health outcomes through prevention strategies and earlier detection for patients suffering a heart attack or stroke.

Why your views matter

The Mission for Cardiovascular Health Roadmap will assist in the implementation of the Mission, including setting key priorities for funding.   

A clear and well-focused Roadmap will ultimately increase the success of the Mission and the ability to attract co-investment from other funding sources.

The Roadmap can be viewed below. A series of consultation questions are proposed to guide your feedback on the Roadmap.


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