The National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance (NVDPA) is an alliance of four leading and well-known Australian charities: Diabetes Australia, the National Heart Foundation of Australia, Kidney Health Australia and the National Stroke Foundation.
In 2000, these four charities began to work together to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in Australia. Much of the work of the NVDPA to date has been to promote the use of an ‘absolute risk’ approach to predicting risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
The NVDPA’s Guidelines for the assessment of absolute cardiovascular disease risk were released in March 2009.
Use the following links to view: The full management guideline, Quick reference guide for health professionals (QRG) and consumer resource (Manage your risk)
The absolute risk calculator available on this website is a supporting tool to the NVDPA guidelines.
What’s next for the NVDPA?
The NVDPA actively advocates a health system that supports an absolute risk approach to government and professional bodies. The NVDPA also aims to raise awareness among health professionals to use absolute risk assessment and management in their everyday practice.