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What we do

2018 at a Glance

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  • 2.7m 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 (2018 Annual Report)

  • 3.6k incoming helpline interactions
  • 32k+ members of Asthma Assist - our free information service that aims to help people better manage their asthma
  • 17.3k staff trained in our Asthma School's First Aid Training, with 44% from disadvantaged areas
  • 68% of COACH participants had a clinically significant improvement in their Asthma Control Score (a clinical improvement is an Asthma Control Score of three points or more)
  • 13 clinical, basic science, and population health research projects supported by our National Research Program

Our online profile (2018 Annual Report)

  • 500k website users at 
  • 11.6m media reach
  • 42k Facebook followers with a reach of 5.9m
  • 3.3k Twitter followers with a reach of 9.4m

Our finances (2018 Annual Report)

  • $9.51m ‚Äčtotal income

Where the money came from:

  • 38% government funding
  • 32% fundraising
  • 18% trading income
  • 13% investments

How it was spent:

  • 61% direct services
  • 25% business operations
  • 8% fundraising
  • 5% research grants


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Major Partners: 

 Aussie Natural Spring Water  BUPA  

 Lotterywest  DoH  Telethon




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