My Heart Check – the consumer facing tool

Tuesday, 15 December, 12 – 12.45pm.  ONLINE

My Heart Check tool is the first publicly available heart health risk calculator that is tailored to the New Zealand population, including specific risk for Māori, Pasifika and south Asian people who are at increased risk than Pakeha. It provides you with tailored information about the positive things you can do (e.g. see your GP, heart-healthy eating advice, physical activity etc.) to manage and reduce your risk of heart disease. In this webinar Angela and Ben will give a background to the tool, how the tool has been developed and how it has been designed to use in the community.


Angela Aldous – Head of Care and Support

Ben Youdan – Strategic Policy Lead

Angela Aldous – A physiotherapist by background Angela has held various clinical roles in the USA, Australia and New Zealand. Angela has held senior management, operational and leadership roles within the healthcare sector. Most recently Angela was the National Operations Manager for Rehabilitation for Bupa New Zealand and was tasked with the strategy and development of the service as well as being seconded to Melbourne to head up a new project to deliver Allied Health services to those living with long term chronic conditions and disabilities. Angela is passionate and driven by a ‘human centred design’ approach to addressing health related service delivery and equity challenges while having fun along the way!

Ben Youdan – has worked in tobacco control and campaigning for nearly 20 years in the UK and New Zealand. He was the Director of the UK’s No Smoking Day campaign, one of the UK largest health and social marketing events. He moved to New Zealand in 2007 when he was appointed Director of ASH (NZ). Since then he has worked as the National Campaign Director for the Green Party of Aotearoa, set up the Healthy Families programme in South Auckland, consults on advocacy and public health policy,  and is currently the Strategic Policy Lead for the New Zealand Heart Foundation.



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