Resources (published elsewhere)

Take Heart

Posted on: 14 March, 2016
Issue: Vol 16 No 1, January 2016 - March 2016
Related to Cultural ways Cardiovascular health Social and emotional wellbeing Health promotion Adolescents Infants and young children

Take Heart (2016)
Take Heart [Rheumatic Heart Disease resources]

Take heart: the quest to rid Australasia of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is a film that explores the social, environmental and health factors that place young Indigenous Australian, Māori and Pacific Islander children in Australasia at high risk of rheumatic heart disease.

The one-hour feature film follows the stories of four Indigenous Australians – Brooklyn (6), Trenton (8), Carlissa (16) and Liddywoo (17) – over two years, accompanying them through open-heart surgery, long-term hospital stays, and the reality of daily life with RHD. It examines the complexities involved in balancing traditional lifestyles with the demands of the modern medical system.

The film is complemented by a suite of resources that include online short films, an action toolkit and smartphone apps.

Abstract adapted from Take Heart

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