Help shape the National Asthma Strategy 2016 - 2020
We are proud to be leading development of the new National Asthma Strategy with a wide range of people and organisations interested in how Australia tackles the challenge of asthma.
The Strategy is our national plan for reducing the impact of asthma on individuals, the community and the economy – taking Australia to the next stage of improvement in asthma health outcomes and research endeavours.
Public consultation is now open on the draft Strategy. We invite you to review the draft Strategy and provide feedback via our online survey. The Survey closes Monday 24 August.
Wellapets have worked with asthma specialists at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital to develop an educational game for children with asthma. This fun, interactive game helps children learn how to manage their asthma by caring for a pet that also has asthma. It includes activities that show:
How to use their inhalers properly
How to recognise asthma symptoms and triggers
What are the best ways to avoid these triggers
For more information, and to download the app, visit the iOS or Android app stores.
Celebrating Healthy Bones Week 3 - 9 August
Healthy Bones Action Week calls on Australians of all ages to take the three actions to build and maintain healthy bones:
Increase daily serves of calcium through milk, cheese or yoghurt;
Go for a walk or commit to some new form of regular exercise; and
Spend time outdoors to get more vitamin D.
Osteoporosis is one of the least-discussed, under-diagnosed and under-treated diseases in Australia, yet poor bone health affects 2 in 3 Australians over 50 years, including a growing number of men.