MRFF – Cardiovascular Health Mission – 2023 Cardiovascular Health Grant Opportunity
The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) – 2023 Cardiovascular Health Grant Opportunity will support research and medical innovation projects that:
- Stream 1 (Incubator): conduct small-scale development projects to establish feasible, evidence-based approaches aimed at improving survivorship and reducing morbidity through initiatives that increase equity of access for all people (e.g. digital or online delivery of services like tele-rehab for heart and stroke).
- Stream 2 (Targeted Call for Research): improve understanding of cardiovascular disease risk, including biological mechanisms, by identifying and quantifying system and individual mechanisms that contribute to variation and inequities in cardiovascular disease and stroke care, and risk management, particularly in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
- Stream 3 (Targeted Call for Research): support effective adoption and adherence to preventive health interventions for cardiovascular disease and stroke by addressing barriers to best-practice prevention for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, using co-design and culturally secure approaches.
- Stream 4 (Targeted Call for Research): accelerate equitable patient access to best care that results in best possible outcomes through improved identification and management of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people with critical, time-dependent events.
- Stream 5 (Accelerator): support large-scale projects aimed at improving survivorship and reducing morbidity through:
- Topic A: new, efficient models that respond to survivor needs, and that deliver routine, annual checking and monitoring of people with heart and stroke problems to improve outcome and survivorship
- Topic B: new, innovative models that improve treatment adherence by empowering survivors to more effectively manage their recovery, through co-design with survivors
- Topic C: new, culturally secure models to improve treatment adherence by empowering Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, through co-design.
The anticipated outcomes of the research is to improve health and wellbeing of Australians by:
- Stream 1 (Incubator): generating new approaches that have the potential to transform care following a cardiovascular and/or stroke event
- Stream 2 (Targeted Call for Research): generating knowledge to improve the detection and prediction of cardiovascular disease and stroke to support effective prevention or intervention approaches
- Stream 3 (Targeted Call for Research): reducing the prevalence or severity of cardiovascular disease and stroke through more effective preventive health interventions
- Stream 4 (Targeted Call for Research): providing equitable health care access to improve outcomes for cardiovascular and stroke patients
- Stream 5 (Accelerator): producing innovative and efficient models that improve survivorship and reduce morbidity.
This grant opportunity is being administered by NHMRC on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care.
Further information on MRFF is available from the Department of Health and Aged Care.