Links to useful internet resources
Asthma Australia is an association of all the Asthma Foundations throughout Australia. The Asthma Foundations exist to provide asthma education, information, research, community advocacy and support to people with asthma and their carers.
The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ is New Zealand's not-for-profit sector authority on all respiratory conditions including asthma, bronchiectasis, childhood bronchiolitis, childhood pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer and obstructive sleep apnoea. The Foundation is based in Wellington, with 16 affiliated Societies and Trusts throughout New Zealand that provide services to their communities, has extensive information about respiratory conditions on their website, and many print resources available.
The mission of the ASA is to lead, coordinate and enable the educational, research, and social activities of healthcare professionals in the sleep medicine field across Australia and New Zealand, with the purpose of promoting our vision of a society that recognises the importance of good sleep to health, public safety and quality of life.
Cystic Fibrosis Australia assists member organisations to achieve common objectives by developing national education programs and collecting and distributing information about Cystic Fibrosis (CF) at national and international levels. CF State/Territory organisations have a number of support programs available to assist to children and young adults with CF and their families.
icare dust diseases care has been developed to provides treatment and financial support to injured workers who have a disability as a result of a compensable dust disease contracted in a NSW workplace (previously known as the Dust Diseases Authority).
It is the only patient advocacy body in Australia that deals with all lung disease conditions, Lung Foundation Australia is a national first point-of-call for patients, their families, carers, health professionals and the community. TSANZ works cooperatively with Lung Foundation Australia on a range of research and clinical resource projects.
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is dedicated to sharing the most up to date information on asbestos and mesothelioma news. Here you can find a range of information on asbestos exposure as well as mesothelioma symptoms, the types of treatment that are expected, and preventative measures.
National Asthma Council Australia
The National Asthma Council Australia is a not-for-profit body serving the community by creating awareness and providing information about asthma.
Call the Quitline on 137 848 or go online to the Quitters Page which includes details of telephone help support, quit booklets and an on-line interactive Quit Coach.