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What we do

Asthma affects 1 in 9 children in Australia and is one of the most common reasons for school absenteeism and for children being admitted to hospital.

The Asthma Swim Program is a successful program unique to the Territory and run by Asthma Foundation NT that aims to provide a lifetime benefit for all participants. This program provides an opportunity for children with asthma to participate in regular physical activity while their families receive support in asthma management.

An asthma educator attends the swim classes each week to provide support and answer questions for parents/carers in a relaxed informal setting. This encourages the development of a relationship with the participating families so that they feel comfortable in discussing asthma management strategies while their children are swimming. It is hoped that this program will provide a lifetime benefit to all participants by establishing a routine of regular exercise along with appropriate asthma management. 

 

2016 at a Glance

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Facts

  • 2.5m Australians have asthma (11% of the population)
  • Approximately 400 Australians die from asthma each year
  • 39,500 Australians hospitalised
  • Only 24% of people with asthma have an Asthma Action Plan
  • 62% of young people have poorly controlled asthma and 52% are at a higher risk of mental illness

Our Partnerships

  • $2.6m new funding for programs and research
  • $1m gift from the Ernest Heine family to develop a world leading telehealth coaching program
  • $100k Hudsons Coffee come on board to support asthma research
  • 38 health organisations partner to deliver services

Our reach - Australia's most trusted source of asthma information

  • 2,300 schools and community organisations trained in asthma risk management
  • 38,000 teaching staff trained in asthma first aid - 10% via our new online training portal
  • 3,425 health professional trained face to face and online

Our impact

  • 61.6% of people accessing our community support program improved their asthma score by 5 or more points
  • With the National Asthma Council Australia we lobbied Government to implement a new National Asthma Strategy
  • 10 research projects worth $1.35m committed to asthma research 

Our online profile

  • 1.1m visits to www.asthmaaustralia.org.au 
  • 4.5m media impressions on social media

Our finances

  • $4.56m net income (2015, as reported)
  • $4.45m expenditure
  • $107k surplus (excluding research)
  • 13.7% administration costs
  • 70% project and research costs
  • 60% income through government funding
  • 40% income raised in the community

National Supporters

Principal Partner:

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Website Partner: 

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Program Partners: Air-Physio logo DoH logo  Bird Healthcare logo
 

 
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State Supporters

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