Asthma Foundation NT was formed by Joy King a person with asthma on 12 October 1982. An NT steering committee was formed at this meeting which was attended by 70 people.
At a subsequent meeting in December a constitution was adopted and a formal committee elected. The Foundation became an Incorporated Association in December 1984.
Joy worked tirelessly on behalf of Asthma Foundation NT and amongst other things managed to obtain a small grant from the NT Government.
Since that time the Foundation has flourished and after 26 years of being based at Royal Darwin Hospital an office was opened in Woolner in 2008. This increased the profile of Asthma Foundation NT within the community resulting in an extension of our services to a larger number of people with asthma and their carers across the Northern Territory.
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Asthma Australia supports the one in nine Australians with asthma to breathe better. Our vision is A Community Free from Asthma.
For over 50 years Asthma Australia and the Asthma Foundations have been leaders in asthma health care, education, research and advocacy. Asthma Australia delivers evidence-based preventative health strategies through our information provision, telephone helpline and asthma referral and coaching service.
The organisation also provides education and training to promote best practice asthma care and first aid training to schools, childcare centres, workplaces and sporting and recreational settings to ensure asthma emergencies are addressed swiftly and appropriately.
Asthma Australia supports research that contributes to national and international understandings of asthma and how best to manage the disease.
The organisation engages in advocacy on the issues that are important to people with asthma, to ensure policies are in place to support people with asthma achieve optimal health.
Through this work, we reach more than 500,000 Australians each year.