RHDAustralia was established in 2009 as the National Coordination Unit to support the control of RHD in Australia. Funded under the Australian Department of Health's Rheumatic Fever Strategy, RHDAustralia (RHDA) is based at Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin. RHDA’s aim is to reduce death and disability from ARF and RHD in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by:
- Supporting RHD control programs in Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia and Queensland.
- Establishing a data collection and reporting system.
- Disseminating evidence based best practice guidelines.
- Increasing community awareness of ARF and RHD and its prevention.
The RHDAustralia website has a great selection of resources, accredited online learning modules, updates and information on RHD control.