Since 1959, the Heart Foundation has been leading the battle to improve heart health and prevent premature death from cardiovascular disease.  As a charity, we work with the trust and support of the community to help all Australians live in heart healthy environments, to identify and help those most at risk of heart disease, to encourage people to act quickly when having a heart attack and to care for people living with heart conditions.  We will embark on a significant new journey on health equity – where we will address disparities in those communities that suffer disproportionately from cardiovascular disease.  We will also continue to focus on evidence-based prevention and treatment, by facilitating the generation and translation of research evidence.