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Triple A (Adolescent Asthma Action) School Program

What is the Triple A program?

Triple A is a free, award winning, internationally acclaimed peer education program that improves asthma self-management and smoking resilience in young people. 

What are the benefits?

·         Students develop asthma self-management, asthma first aid and smoking resilience skills

·         Senior students develop leadership and presentation skills

·         Decrease in school absences due to asthma and asthma incidents at school 

How does the Triple A program work?

Step 1: Triple A Educators (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 self-management and smoking resilience through videos, games and activities.

Step 3:
 Year 7-8 students relay what they have learnt to members of the school community, through creative arts or social media.

What do schools receive?

Schools will receive the following resources:

·         Student training and support from the Asthma Foundation of Victoria

·         Triple A Peer Leader’s Manuals

·         Triple A DVD (including 3 videos and program resources)

·         Asthma first aid posters and magnets

·         Assistance with student asthma care plans

·         Schools can also request free parents and carers information sessions and/or update their staff asthma education.

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

Since 2013, The Asthma Foundation of Victoria has run the Triple A Program in several metropolitan and rural Victorian schools.

If you are interested in having Triple A at your school, please contact the Triple A Program Officer on | M 0450 609 622 | P 03 9326 7088.

If you are from another state, please contact A/Prof Smita Shah, Project Director on | P 02 9845 6505 Facebook:

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

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