How much do you know about The COACH Program?
‘confidential free health coaching service, for people with asthma.’
During the course of the program Asthma Australia Coaches provide comprehensive health coaching including treatment gap analysis and goal setting over two to five phone calls, with the same COACH, generally over the phone.
Coaches are skilled and specialised asthma educators providing evidence-based information and education using the evidence-based Australian Asthma Handbook Guidelines.
The COACH Program® delivers high quality, systematic, consistent, structured education and support over a period of six months to assist the person with asthma to set and achieve their health goals, maximise their wellbeing and minimise Emergency Department presentations and hospitalisations.
Over the 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019, upon entry to the program, the average Asthma Control Test (ACT) score was 9.9, indicating poor asthma control. Upon graduation from The COACH Program® the average ACT score is 20.9, indicating well controlled asthma.
The program is designed to complement existing care services provided by health professionals; referral is through a health professional, medical practitioner or by self-referral either through the website or 1800 ASTHMA.
We know asthma is different for each person. There is no one way to treat it, because no two people are the same.
Our Asthma Educators know when to listen and are here to empower you to better manage your asthma, so you can live a life free from its restraints.
When you call 1800 ASTHMA, you can ask about a range of topics. Our aim to provide you with the support you need, right at the point in time. And if it’s not you we’re helping, and your loved one, well we can help there too.
People with asthma and the people who care for them are welcome to call an Asthma Educator on 1800 ASTHMA (1800 278 462).
When you would like to learn more about asthma, our Asthma Educators are available Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm AEST, to answer your questions.
You can ask us about:
- Australian best-practice asthma management
- The COACH Program for ongoing support with your asthma
- Asthma diagnosis
- Asthma medications
- How to use your asthma medications most effectively
- Asthma Action Plans
- Asthma flare-ups
- Asthma first-aid
- Thunderstorm asthma
- Asthma triggers
- Your child’s asthma
- What to do after you have been to hospital for your asthma
- Hay fever / allergic rhinitis and your asthma
- Colds and flu and your asthma
- Severe asthma
- What to ask your pharmacist
- What to ask your doctor
- Asthma and pregnancy
- Asthma and smoking