The National Hypertension Taskforce

High blood pressure (hypertension) is the leading risk factor for death in Australia and the world, leading to 10.8 million deaths globally each year.

To address this national health problem, the Australian Cardiovascular Alliance (ACvA) and Hypertension Australia have established The National Hypertension Taskforce with a vision to increase Australia’s blood pressure control rates from 32% to 70% by 2030. The Taskforce is cross-sectoral and multidisciplinary, aiming to gather multiple stakeholders to focus on a single goal. It has members representing consumers with lived experience, primary care doctors, specialist clinicians, allied health, pharmacists, nurses, researchers, peak bodies, and professional societies.

The Taskforce is Co-Chaired by Professor Alta Schutte and Professor Markus Schlaich.

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