Asthma is a respiratory condition that affects 2.7 million Australians, with children being the most impacted. Asthma is responsible for at least one Australian death every day, making it a serious health concern. More than 30,000 people are hospitalised each year due to asthma, yet 80% of these hospitalisations are considered potentially avoidable.
Despite the prevalence of asthma, it is often misunderstood, causing fear and anxiety for those living with the condition.
However, there is hope.
Asthma Australia has been the leading charity for people with asthma and their communities for over 60 years.
The challenges of climate change, unhealthy air, and health inequity make it more important than ever for people with asthma to have a voice. We search for new and progressive approaches to challenge the status quo. Our work is grounded in evidence and centred on the experiences of people affected by asthma. We believe by listening to those living with asthma, designing solutions with them, and influencing change, people with asthma can live freely, unrestricted by their asthma.
To help people breathe better so they can live freely
We work with people who live with asthma, their families and communities, government and policy makers and a network of partners across the domains of health, social services and the environment.
We drive change through deeply understanding the lived experience of people with asthma and delivering person-centred services. We partner to disrupt and influence systemlevel transformation.
As a result of our work people with asthma are empowered to take control of their asthma, have access to services which meet their needs, and live in environments that support them to reach their full potential and live freely.
Asthma Australia is a change agent, accelerating, guiding and navigating a movement that changes the way chronic health conditions are managed. As a result of our work, a new approach is emerging – one that delivers positive impacts for people with asthma.
No one experiences a life restricted by asthma
On average, there are over 30,000 hospitalisations every year, of which more than 80% are considered potentially avoidable. Our target is to reduce the avoidable asthma hospitalisations by 50% by 2030.
We want everyone in the community to understand asthma so they can help if they are in an emergency situation.
We want to challenge the way we do things now, to keep improving asthma prevention and treatment outcomes for people with asthma.
We will challenge and we will bring our imagination to creating a better tomorrow.
At Asthma Australia, we help people to breathe. And you can help, too.
If you would like to raise funds to help improve the lives of people with asthma please visit our fundraising page. Or you can donate now to fund vital research and education to help halve the number of avoidable hospitalisations from asthma by 2030. Thank you for your support.
- We learn what works and plan what’s next.
- We empathise and empower
- We’re inclusive and collaborative
- We’re caring and courageous
- We’re passionate and persistent