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Rethinking Written Asthma Action Plan - Online Workshops
As part of Phase II of the National Asthma Council Australia's ‘Rethinking Written Asthma Action Plan’ project, we're inviting clinicians, policy makers and people with asthma to help us shape the future of asthma care in Australia through a series of online workshops.
While WAAPs have been an integral part of asthma self-management for over 20 years, we know that uptake and usage is less than optimal. It’s time to rethink WAAPs and consider whether the current approach is appropriate and effective for Australia’s diverse population and our evolving health system.
Our ‘Rethinking Written Asthma Action Plans’ project begun with a fact-finding phase, which included a community survey, landscape scan, key informant interviews and focus group discussions with health professionals and people with asthma.
Now we want your help to determine potential actions and priorities which will shape the future of WAAPs. Get involved in the discussion by registering for our online workshop series.
Participants are encouraged to register for all workshops.
Unable to attend a workshop? Register anyway and we'll send you a link to a recording of each workshop to view at any time.
Rethinking Written Asthma Action Plan - Online Workshop 1: An overview and initial findings
Friday 21 June: 12:00 pm – 1:00pm
Our panel will present the project work to date including the purpose, stages, key findings and take out messages. We will also cover the format for the three following workshops, and give you a chance to get your questions answered.
Rethinking Written Asthma Action Plan - Online Workshop 2: Tools and accessibility
Wednesday 26 June: 12.00pm - 1.00pm
What is desirable and achievable regarding WAAPs as a tool? How can accessibility needs be addressed? Our case study comes from Sydney Children’s Hospital Clinical Nurse Consultants Melinda Gray and Christine Burns, who will present on the project ‘Towards a standardised format for paediatric WAAPs and school asthma plans’. Participants will then explore the issues in a facilitated discussion.
Rethinking Written Asthma Action Plan - Online Workshop 3: Behavioural change
Wednesday 3 July: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes Research Fellow, Dr Amelia Lake will present a case study on changing mindsets, practice and behaviour from a diabetes perspective. Participants will then discuss how we can apply this to asthma and WAAPs, also taking into account the fact-finding results.
Rethinking Written Asthma Action Plan - Online Workshop 4: System level change
Thursday 11 July: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The National Asthma Council Australia CEO, Siobhan Brophy will bring together the fact-finding and workshop outcomes through a systems perspective. Participants will be asked to provide input on what inhibits or promotes uptake of WAAPs and what the National Asthma Council Australia, and others, could do to affect the changes needed.