Australian Cardiovascular Alliance

The Australian Cardiovascular Alliance (ACvA) aims to increase the visibility of cardiovascular disease as a National Health Priority Area in the Australian community and in government.


Specifically, the ACvA:

  • Acts as advocate for increased peer-reviewed funding in heart, stroke and vascular disease research.

  • Represents cardiovascular researchers calling for more research into heart, stroke and vascular disease.

  • Promotes the development of strong collaborative networks between cardiovascular researchers Australia-wide.


The ACvA brings together the nation’s leading cardiovascular researchers.

Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation is a charity dedicated to fighting heart disease with its sights set on a world where people don’t suffer or die prematurely because of their heart.

The Foundation’s work includes educating Australians about healthy heart choices, supporting people living with heart conditions, providing guidance to health professionals on preventing and treating heart disease, funding cardiovascular research, and advocating to government and industry to improve heart health in Australia.

Western Australian Health Translation Network

The Western Australian Health Translation Network (WAHTN) is WA’s body for coordination and advocacy for translational Health and Medical Research in order to achieve increased collaboration between researchers, clinicians and consumers, and ensure translation in a timely manner to patient care and community health, as well as health policies and strategies.

The WAHTN brings together WA’s major public and private hospitals, medical research institutes, five universities, the WA Department of Health, and the Health Consumers’ Council of WA to embrace and accelerate research translation. The vision of WAHTN is to attract and retain world class clinicians and longer and healthier lives for West Australians.

Royal Perth Hospital Research Foundation

Without medical research, advances in diagnosis and treatment would not occur. In recognition of this, the Royal Perth Hospital Research Foundation was established in 1983, with the aim of becoming a beacon of hope where extraordinary thinking delivers exceptional outcomes that improve the quality of healthcare available to all West Australians.

© 2019 by Western Australia Cardiovascular Research Alliance (WACRA)