Two of the primary goals of the International Council of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (ICCPR) are:

  • To promote cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation as an essential, not optional service to ensure broader access to these proven services.
  • To support countries to establish and augment programs of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation, adapted to local needs and conditions.

This section provides resources to help in advocacy at both, local and national levels to set up these essential services. The ICCPR encourages members and non-members to share their experiences and success stories in setting up programs in their individual countries.

ICCPR publishes a paper on ‘Advocacy for outpatient cardiac rehabilitation globally’.

In September 2016, an ICCPR team led by Dr. Abraham Babu published these guidelines, which will help countries across the world lead advocacy campaigns to have cardiac rehabilitation services included as part of their healthcare. Click here for the full version of the article: Click here for supplementary information on 4 advocacy success stories in different regions of the world.

 

ADVOCACY RESOURCES:

Cardiac Rehabilitation Advocacy Tool Kit

A Global, Technical Report on Advocacy and Lobbying for Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehab Advocacy Pamphlet

 

OTHER ADVOCACY RESOURCES:

Heart Foundation of Australia’s CR Advocacy Toolkit: https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/images/uploads/publications/Heart_Foundation_A4_Advocacy_ToolKit_Brochure_WEBHR.pdf

Heart Foundation of Australia’s CR Advocacy Pamphlet: https://heartfoundation.org.au/images/uploads/publications/Improving-the-delivery-of-cardiac-rehabilitation.pdf

Heart Foundation of Australia’s CR Advocacy Plan: http://www.heartlungcirc.org/article/S1443-9506(15)00075-X/abstract

ACRA CR Advocacy Presentation Slides: http://www.acra.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Cardiac-rehabilitation-the-Heart-Foundations-strategy-to-drive-change-through-advocacy-Rachel-Neumann.pdf

WHF CVD Advocacy Resources, including toolkits, factsheets and slides: http://www.world-heart-federation.org/what-we-do/global-advocacy/advocacy-resources/

AACVPR: Advocacy Resources: https://www.aacvpr.org/Advocacy

AACVPR: strategies to increase CR use for healthcare providers (scroll down to Turnkey Enrollment/Adherence Strategy Documents): http://www.aacvpr.org/R2R