Existing resources for people with asthma
This page is for women with asthma and their families to find resources co-developed with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups, to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people manage their asthma. We acknowledge the expertise of all groups who have developed these resources.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Resources for Health Professionals can be found here
- Lung Health App for Indigenous families/children : An interactive lung health education tool for Indigenous children and families, with interactive images, audio and quizzes.
More about how the App was developed: The Lung Health App was developed by the Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin supported by funding from Asthma Australia. The App can be used without or with ‘voice-over’ in English or one of seven local Indigenous languages from the Northern Territory Tiwi, Murrinh Patha, Yolngu Matha, Kriol, Ptijantatjara, Western Arrente and Warlpiri. The app was evaluated with 80 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers from Darwin and Queensland, and it was found that knowledge of asthma significantly improved after using the asthma app. Carers found the language option novel and were overwhelmingly positive about the content and images used. For more information please visit: Menzies School of Health Research and Asthma Australia.
- How to use a puffer and spacer: An infographic developed by the the Menzies School of Health Research, Queensland Indigenous Outreach Care Program (2013). Provides step-by-step instructions on how to use a puffer with a spacer to get as much medicine as possible into the lungs. For more information please visit: Menzies School of Health Research.
- COVID and Influenza education Resource package. Developed by NSW Health (2023), includes posters, social media tiles and videos sharing information about Influenza, COVID-19 and vaccination.
- Asthma Resources to help children. Developed by the Perth Children’s Hospital Keeping our Mob healthy, a suite of culturally appropriate and accessible child health factsheets on respiratory health.
About these Factsheets: The Keeping our Mob Healthy resources were developed as part of a collaborative initiative to improve the relevance of health information and condition self-management resources for Aboriginal families at Perth’s Children’s Hospital and Adolescent Health services. Aboriginal Liason Officers, Social workers, an Aboriginal Health Worker, Aboriginal artist, consumers, clinicians and other WA stakeholders were involved in factsheet design and feedback. The full suite of 130 Keeping our Mob Healthy Healthy fact sheets can be found here.