Heart Foundation

The mission of the Heart Foundation is to prevent heart disease and improve the heart health and quality of life of all Australians through our work in prevention, support and research.

One of the key ways of improving heart health is to increase physical activity levels. Evidence has shown that improving the design and planning of built and natural environments makes it easier for everyone to be more active and lead heart-healthy lives.

The Heart Foundation promotes and supports the creation of healthier built and natural environments. For decades we have supported planners, developers, local governments and communities working towards creating streets, towns and cities that allow, support and encourage physical activity.

Alongside its internationally recognised research, the Heart Foundation also advocates for environmental and behavioural changes to provide all Australians with opportunities to be healthy and active throughout their lives in the places they live, study, work and play.

Find out more at heartfoundation.org.au