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Healthy Hearts - A Coproduced Model of Assertive Cardiac Care

Elise Dettmann
Co-Design Living Labs Network Co-Lead
Elise Dettmann

In 2018, we started the journey to improve heart health in people with complex mental health, by ensuring the people most impacted co-designed the model. Small groups of up to half a dozen co-designers reflected on various aspects of heart health in one-to-two-hour sessions. These sessions allowed for creativity, diversity, and were enjoyable and productive.

The journey map pictured below was one tool used to encourage discussion, with the outcomes informing the healthy heart model of care.

Over multiple cycles of co-design, the co-designers have led to development of study resources, adaptation of the processes in relation to COVID-19 impacts, and updates on how information in provided to participants through the study.

Thank you to the many people from the co-design living labs network for co-designing the healthy heart model.

The Assertive Cardiac Care Trial (ACCT) is funded by an NHMRC Project Grant (2018) APP1141344

The trial is still recruiting. For further information or to be involved in the trial, please get in touch at or 1800 431 212.

Healthy Hearts – A Coproduced Model of Assertive Cardiac Care

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