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Health education resources

The following health education resources are available as downloadable PDFs.

Family Guide


Family guide » A5 family guide – booklet developed for parents, caregivers and families providing information about what rheumatic fever is and how it starts, the importance of recognising and treating sore throats, including the effects of rheumatic fever [PDF, 2.4MB].

Wallet card


Wallet card » A tool to enable families, parents and caregivers to help them get their child’s sore throat checked and treated by a doctor or nurse [PDF, 292KB].

Visual aid


Visual aid – the steps of rheumatic fever » A4 visual diagram that shows the steps of how rheumatic fever starts and the consequence of  not getting a sore throat checked [PDF, 984KB].


The visual aid and family guide resources are also available in the following languages:


Listen to the radio advertisements:

View the press advertisement for sore throat clinics » [PDF, 250KB]


Visual identity guidelines » [PDF, 4.7MB]

Other resources for health workers

Newsletter inserts

These are available as digital files that you can insert into electronic (e-newsletters) or printed newsletters in colour or black and white. Each insert has a different rheumatic fever and sore throats message. 

They are designed for placement in a range of school, community or health provider newsletters. 

For an e-newsletter you will need to save the insert onto your computer desktop and place it in the newsletter template. 


Inserts - Black and white

Inserts - Colour

Link to Sore throats matter newsletters »

Presentation templates

There are two presentation templates in PowerPoint – one to use when you are presenting to school and the second for use at community events and other workshops.

We have included some basic information in the presentations, but you can include other relevant local information and tailor the presentation to suit your needs.