TRAILBLAZERS HUB

TRAILBLAZERS hub

The Heart Failure Policy Network is gathering inspirational examples of system transformation and political advocacy in heart failure. Our aim is to raise the profile of innovators in heart failure policy, disseminate the key lessons they have to offer, and facilitate peer learning among heart failure advocates.

The HFPN Trailblazers Hub is an online learning hub that features case studies which aim to inspire and support heart failure advocates in taking action. Each case study incorporates expert insights as well as practical tips.

The Hub includes two types of Trailblazers:

 
The Trailblazers Hub was developed with financial support from Vifor Pharma.

Care Trailblazer
Integrated tailored care: addressing heart failure comorbidities in the UK

A multi-specialty, multidisciplinary heart failure team has reduced hospitalisations and healthcare costs by providing comprehensive, tailored care. This model has received widespread support from across the UK.

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Care Trailblazer
Heart Failure Hub Scotland: transforming care for people living with the syndrome

The Heart Failure Hub aims to support the implementation of policy commitments to improving heart failure care in the national Heart Disease Improvement Plan. Its multidisciplinary steering committee includes government representatives.

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Advocacy Trailblazer
Canadian heart failure charter: a person-centred approach to advocacy

The HeartLife Foundation has developed a charter outlining the rights and responsibilities of people living with heart failure, which aims to drive a new national standard of best-practice care.

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Advocacy Trailblazer
Heart failure outreach: a targeted and evidence-based approach to engage UK parliamentarians

The British Society for Heart Failure uses a tailored approach to engage and build strong relationships with parliamentarians in the UK.

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Advocacy Trailblazer
Heart failure on the horizon: a call to action for policymakers in Spain

An expert multidisciplinary group in Spain developed a white paper making the case for multidisciplinary and integrated heart failure care, which led to the prioritisation of heart failure in a national cardiovascular health strategy.

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Advocacy Trailblazer
Strategic consensus for heart failure: calling for action in Portugal

In Portugal, a multidisciplinary expert group developed a consensus on how to improve heart failure policy and care, as the first step towards establishing a national strategy on the syndrome.

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Care Trailblazer
Integrated heart failure care: expanding a nurse-led programme in Spain

In Barcelona, an integrated nurse-led management programme has reduced the risk of hospital readmission and mortality for people living with heart failure, gaining recognition from policymakers in Catalonia and being adopted by other centres across Spain.

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The Heart Failure Policy Network is made possible with financial support from AstraZeneca, CSL Vifor, Boehringer Ingelheim, Roche Diagnostics and Bayer AG. The content produced by the Network is non-promotional and not biased to any specific treatment or therapy. All outputs are guided and endorsed by the Network’s members.