The Heart of the Matter Kit

The Heart of the Matter Kit


This kit includes a comprehensive plain English storytelling guide with accompanying posters and DVD. It is for health professionals who want to be able to explain Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease to their Aboriginal patients and provide opportunities to improve a patient's health literacy.


DVD, book and 3 posters in plain English

The beautifully crafted kit contains ‘The Heart of the Matter Storytelling Guide’ which was developed by our specialised team of health professionals, linguists and Aboriginal consultants. It is a detailed plain English version of the ‘story’ of Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease and is an essential tool to help health professionals improve understanding of this complex and all-too common disease for their Aboriginal patients.

The DVD and posters complement the storytelling guide and provide additional health education and promotion opportunities.

There is also a series of radio programs explaining these diseases in-depth in Yolŋu Matha available either free online or for purchase as a CD.

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