The Australian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (ACDPA) incorporates the National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance (NVDPA) and its work to promote risk assessment and early detection of cardiovascular disease, through health checks and management of risk factors. Members promote an ‘absolute risk’ approach to predicting cardiovascular disease risk.
2023 Guideline for assessing and managing CVD risk
The 2023 Australian Guideline for assessing and managing cardiovascular disease risk and associated Australian cardiovascular disease risk calculator (Aus CVD Risk Calculator) brings together the latest evidence distilled from multidisciplinary clinical and consumer groups to inform guideline recommendations for the assessment and management of CVD risk.
The development of the guideline and calculator was led by the Heart Foundation on behalf of the Australian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (ACDPA), represented in this project by Diabetes Australia, Kidney Health Australia, and Stroke Foundation. The 2023 Guideline replaces the Guidelines for the management of absolute cardiovascular disease risk (2012).
2023 CVD Risk Calculator
The Australian cardiovascular disease risk calculator is a risk assessment, communication and management tool for health professionals.
Note - the National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance and its work has been incorporated into the Australian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (ACDPA). Activities are being continued under ACDPA.