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Heart Foundation: Fighting for Territory hearts
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Heart Foundation: Fighting for Territory hearts

Investment in heart health is an investment in longer, happier and more productive lives.

Key takeaways

The Heart Foundation is calling on the Territory Government to take actions to reduce heart disease in our community. This includes: 

  • Putting in place measures to help people to quit smoking and protect young people from taking up smoking. For example, banning smoking and vaping from school grounds.
  • Investing in a Walking Strategy to get more people walking more often.
  • Banning unhealthy food and drink ads aimed at young people in outdoor spaces
  • Improving heart care for Territorians and ensure everyone has access to rehab services after a heart event.

Read more about the Heart Foundation’s policy priorities here 

Territorians, follow your heart and call for action now.

Take action now – here’s how you can help 

Here are three ways you can send a message to your community and politicians:

1. Email the Minister for Health and the Shadow Minister for Health.

These decision makers need to know that an investment in heart health is an investment in longer, happier and more productive lives. Write to the Minister for Health and Shadow Minister for Health and share your story about why heart health matters to you.

 

Hon Natasha Fyles

Minister for Health 
Member for Nightcliff 
Email: minister.fyles@nt.gov.au 

 

Mrs Lia Finocchiaro 

Leader of the Opposition
Shadow Minister for Health
Member for Spillett
Email: lia.finocchiaro@nt.gov.au 

2. Share this page on Facebook.

Let your friends and family know that you support heart health. Share this page on your Facebook news feed and in your groups - #followyourheart

3. Write to your local member.

Share your story with your local MLA and let then know wny you want action on heart health.

News and Updates

For more information or to discuss any of the heart health proposals contact our Helpline on 13 11 12

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