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Asthma Australia

Asthma Australia helps people to breathe so they can live freely.

Asthma Australia is a for-purpose, consumer organisation with a history of improving the lives of people with asthma.

It operates across New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory to deliver evidence-based prevention and health strategies to more than half a million people each year. Asthma Australia works in partnership with the Asthma Foundations of Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

Asthma Australia works with people with asthma, their family and friends, health professionals, researchers and governments to find the best treatments and practices to make sure life with asthma is the best it can be.

Vision and mission

Asthma Australia’s vision is to see a community that is free of asthma.

Its mission is to achieve this by:

  • halving the number of avoidable hospital presentations because of asthma by 2030
  • helping everyone in the community to understand asthma so they can help if they are in an emergency situation
  • challenging the way we do things now, to keep improving asthma prevention and treatment outcomes for people with asthma

How Asthma Australia can help

Asthma Australia advocates for people with asthma and the people who care for them. The organisation supports research into the causes, prevention and treatments for asthma, and provides, education and training, including first aid, in how to respond if someone close to you experiences asthma symptoms.

Helpline

People with asthma and their carers are welcome to call to speak to an Asthma Educator

  • Call 1800 ASTHMA (1800 278 462) Mon to Fri, from 9am to 5pm AEST

Programs and apps

  • Asthma Assist a free asthma information service that supports you in managing asthma
  • Coach Program a confidential, free health coaching service delivered over the phone
  • Asthma apps Asthma Australia has developed three apps to assist people with asthma and their carers

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Last reviewed: December 2019

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What is Severe Asthma - Asthma Australia

10% of Australias 2.7 million people with asthma have severe asthma, where they do not respond as well to common asthma medications.

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Our Blog s | Current Asthma Topics | Asthma Australia

Keep up to date on latest news about asthma. Read about interesting, important and current asthma topics on our blog.

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Asthma Kids

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Treating Asthma in Children - Asthma Australia

A doctor should always be involved when treating asthma in children. After diagnosis the doctor will discuss the best approach for treatment.

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Pollen Season & Asthma | Pollen Count & Grass - Asthma Australia

Pollen from trees & grasses are a common trigger for people with asthma. Learn more about pollen-related asthma flare-ups & prevention strategies here.

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What is Asthma? - Asthma Australia the nation's peak consumer body

Asthma is a long-term lung condition of the airways. People with asthma have sensitive airways that becomes inflamed when they are exposed to triggers.

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Asthma Review - Asthma Australia

An Asthma Review is a chance for you to talk to your doctor about your asthma. A chance to talk about any symptoms you may be experiencing..

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Coronavirus: What it means for people with asthma? - Asthma Australia

You might have heard that Coronavirus affects the respiratory system and you might have questions around what this means for people with asthma?

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Asthma Triggers & Causes - Asthma Australia

There are many triggers for asthma attacks in the world around us and the activities we enjoy. Learn more about what sets off an asthma attack and how to manage the triggers.

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Asthma Assist is a free information service - Asthma Australia

Asthma Assist is a free information service for those who have asthma and those who help manage the condition. Action plans, educational videos, and more.

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