workplace health check benefits

Why book a workplace health check?

The Victor Chang Heart Health Checks are an opportunity to highlight the importance your organisation places on the health and wellbeing of your workforce and customers. The heart checks are also a powerful way to support, educate and motivate participants to kick-start changes in their health and lifestyle.

Heart disease remains the single
biggest killer of all Australians

Cardiovascular disease is the biggest health threat to your employees and customers. It is the leading cause of death and disability in Australia, claiming the life of one person every 12 minutes. Health conditions, stress, fatigue and the increased incidence of heart disease present new challenges to workplace health.

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Work stress increases heart attack risk by 23%

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25% of heart attack victims display no prior symptoms

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60% of Australians are classified as overweight or obese

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Women are three times more likely to die from heart disease than breast cancer

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The heart beats on average 70 times per minute, 100,000 times per day, 2.5 billion times in a life time.

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Cardiovascular disease costs approximately $11.8 billion to the Australian health system per year

More than one third of the adult population has raised cholesterol, which can increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. The Victor Chang Heart Health Check can identify issues and inspire people to act and protect their long-term health.

Benefits of booking a workplace heart health check

  • Highlight the importance your organisation places on the health of employees and clients
  • Demonstrates corporate social responsibility
  • Enhances individual well-being
  • Inspires healthy lifestyle changes
  • Reduces work-related fatigue and stress
  • Reduces potential sick days
  • Promotes a healthy workplace
  • Promotes positive workplace culture
  • Increases productivity
  • Lowers risk of heart disease and stroke
Acknowledgement of Country

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past and present.

Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute - The Home of Heart Research for 30 Years