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Triple A (Adolescent Asthma Action) School Program

What is the Triple A program?

Triple A is an award winning, internationally acclaimed peer education program that improves asthma self-management in young people and creates a supportive school environment for asthma.

How does the Triple A program work?

Step 1: Triple A Educators (asthma educators and university students) train volunteer Year 10-12 students to be Triple A Peer Leaders, during a one-day workshop. Peer Leaders acquire skills in group facilitation and leadership.

Step 2: Peer leaders deliver four lessons to Year 7-8 students using the peer leader’s manual as a guide. Students learn about asthma and self-management through videos, games and activities.

Step 3: Wider dissemination of Triple A messages occurs when students from the Year 7-8 classes relay what they have learnt to members of the school community, through creative arts or social media.


The Triple A Kit includes the following resources:

•    Triple A  Train-the-Trainer Guide for health professionals Triple A Peer Leader’s Manual
•    Triple A DVD (including 3 videos and program resources)

If you would like to view copies of the resources, please contact The Asthma Foundation of Victoria.

You can watch and download the 3 videos included in the program here

How can you get the Triple A Program to run at your school?

In Victoria, for the first time in 2013 and 2014, we are piloting the Triple A Program in several metropolitan and rural schools.

If you are interested in conducting the program at your school, please contact the Asthma Foundation of Victoria.

If you are in another state, please contact A/Prof Smita Shah, Project Director. E-mail: Tel: 61 2 9845 6505; Fax: 61 2 9845 5310. Mob: 0423 000 170

More information about the Triple A Program is also available on the University of Sydney website:

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