HeartKids is the only research funding body in Australia that specifically drives research into the causes, treatment and management of congenital/childhood heart disease.
2017 marks the 10th anniversary of HeartKids’ commitment to research. With the support of our sponsors and donors, HeartKids is proud to have committed over $3.5 million of funding for research projects looking to unlock the mysteries of congenital/childhood heart disease to date, via our two programs: Grants-in-Aid and Project Grants.
The specific focus of these programs has been to:
Reduce mortality and/or morbidity of congenital/childhood heart disease
Reduce the incidence
Develop preventative measures
Improve early detection
Understand the causes and disease processes
Improve treatments and management
Gain a better understanding of the consequences of
congenital/childhood heart disease and its treatment including the
cognitive or social impacts on those affected and how these issues may be addressed.