Information paper

Asthma & Healthy Living

This information paper provides an overview of special considerations for patients with asthma when implementing routine health promotion and preventive healthcare activities in primary care, as recommended in national guidelines.


This information paper was prepared in consultation with the following health professionals:

  • Associate Professor Shane Brun, general practitioner, sports doctor and emergency doctor
  • Associate Professor Ian Charlton, general practitioner
  • Dr Linda Schachter, respiratory and sleep physician
  • Dr Lisa Wood, nutritional biochemist
  • Ms Adrienne James, asthma educator
  • Mr Harry Katsaros, pharmacist

And with the assistance of Ms Jenni Harman, medical writer.

Supported through funding from the Australian Government Department of Health.

Recommended citation:

National Asthma Council Australia
Asthma and Healthy Living: An information paper for health professionals
Melbourne: National Asthma Council Australia, 2013.

Patient brochure

A corresponding version of this information paper has been developed for people with asthma and their carers: Asthma & Healthy Living - A guide to healthy habits and lifestyle choices for people with asthma


Printed copies of our resources, including this information paper and patient brochure, can be ordered by clicking here.

To order larger numbers of this patient brochure, please contact the Department of Health's warehouse directly: National Mailing and Marketing on 02 6269 1080 or email


Although all care has been taken, this information paper is only a general guide; it is not a substitute for assessment of appropriate courses of treatment on a case-by-case basis. The National Asthma Council Australia expressly disclaims all responsibility (including negligence) for any loss, damage or personal injury resulting from reliance on the information contained.

© 2013

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