Hearts and Minds
National Stroke Foundation Government Relations Activity
As the NSF Government Relations team we are responsible for coordinating the Foundation’s efforts to talk to governments across Australia about tackling stroke.
The main focus of our work at the moment is a project we are calling Hearts and Minds which is a joint approach with the National Heart Foundation to Australia’s political leaders, calling for a funded national action plan for heart disease and stroke which we believe is well overdue.
We are currently in the process of writing to premiers, chief ministers and the prime minister requesting that they take forward our proposal for a funded national action plan to the Council of Australian Governments and we will be following this up with face to face meetings to further press our case. We are telling our politicians that for too long stroke and heart disease has been left behind when it comes to government funded programs that we know can help Australians who are at risk or who suffer from a stroke or heart attack.
Over the next couple of months as we get the opportunity to meet with senior politicians we’ll report back on our progress.