Monthly Updates - February 2022

Dear Colleague, 

Welcome to the first edition of the SOLVE-CHD monthly updates 2022. This monthly e-newsletter will keep you up to date with the key progress of the SOLVE-CHD projects and provide updates on our events and initiatives. Simply 
email if you wish to share/add anything from your area that is directly/indirectly related to the SOLVE-CHD program. We would also strongly encourage you to share your research highlights and successes that is relevant to cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention with us so that we can celebrate your achievements with our network. 

  Key Updates and highlights 

SOLVE Researcher Spotlight February
Prof Adrian Bauman AO
University of Sydney
Prof Emeritus Adrian Bauman AO is a world-leading public health researcher in chronic disease prevention and prevention research methods. Prof Bauman is a chief investigator of SOLVE CHD and is interested in the scale-up and dissemination methods for cardiac rehabilitation programs. He is also co-Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity. Professor Bauman has worked extensively in the fields of physical activity, obesity, smoking and cardiovascular disease prevention. He is a leading authority on research relating to the health consequences of, and interventions to increase physical activity, including as a risk factor for CV disease and diabetes. He is a committed advocate for research translation and the methods for evaluating programs that are implemented at scale into practice to achieve population-wide impact and health equity.
Professor Bauman has made many major contributions to prevention science. He was instrumental in identifying the health benefits of moderate physical activity and reduced sitting time. His research also has demonstrated the need for cross-sectoral involvement from areas outside of health in physical activity promotion programs, including diverse sectors such as sports, transport and urban planning to achieve better outcomes. He has developed research methods for evaluating large community-wide public health and health promotion programs, and has contributed to evaluating many public health social marketing and mass media campaigns. Professor Bauman also builds innovative research-policy linkages and conducts policy-relevant research.

  Find out more about Prof Bauman's research here
SOLVE CHD Consumer Review Workshop 
                       For the first time, SOLVE CHD is offering a 
Consumer Review Workshop to all our Network members!

Who: Members of SOLVE National Network who are preparing for the Heart Foundation Research Funding (including: Future Leader Fellowship, Postdoctoral Fellowship or PhD Scholarship) 
What: A number of SOVE Consumer Representatives will be hearing your proposal (5-min presentation with your study aim, objectives and design) and providing instant feedbacks to you directly 
When: Wednesday March 23rd (time TBC)
Where: online via Zoom 
How: Click here to register your interest 

Reserve your spot now—space is strictly limited!

EOI close Wed 9th March  

SOLVE National CR Data Capture Project

Thanks to all states' campaigns and cardiac rehab coordinators, by 2021, the team has managed to reach 80% survey completion rate (316 cardiac rehabilitation services across Australia). This survey provides the most accurate register of cardiac rehabilitation services in Australia and emphasises that ≈55,000 patients are supported by cardiac rehabilitation annually. Manuscript is being prepared for this project.  Workshop with jurisdiction leaders for next steps in implementing the National CR Transformative Data Platform will be held in March.
Stay tuned for more details!
Please visit our website for more information or email

Upcoming ACRA Free Webinar

Delivery person-centred Cardiac Rehabiliation alongside COVID Restrictions with guest speaker, SOVE CHD Senior Clinical Lecturer, Nursing Unit Manager (WSLHD)

Friday 11th March 3pm AEDT 

Click to Register now!

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