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Adelaide Respiratory Health Project Adelaide PHN - An Australian Government Initiative

Adelaide Respiratory Health Project

Adelaide PHN has funded Asthma Australia, in partnership with Lung Foundation Australia to undertake the Adelaide Respiratory Health Project (ARHP). The ARHP commenced in November 2017 and will continue for 18 months.

The ARHP will support the development and delivery of solutions which aim to improve outcomes for people living with COPD and asthma.

The project will build the capacity of service providers to deliver safe and effective care and specifically ARHP seeks to:

  1. Build the capacity of participating general practices and pharmacies to deliver evidence based and best practice COPD and asthma care to the community. This will be undertaken via: training in clinical guidelines and other needed areas (e.g. spirometry), needs assessments, data cleaning and patient recalls, assistance with case finding, use of action plans, GP management plans, Quality Use of Medicines activities, self-management framework use and support, referral pathway development and assistance in establishing respiratory clinics.
  2. Facilitate and increase collaboration and integration between the participating general practices, pharmacies and other relevant organisations, by providing direct assistance and intensive support activities using asthma and COPD professional experts.
  3. Develop resources to facilitate the successful replication of the project in additional settings e.g. implementation guides, self-management frameworks etc.

Ultimately the project aims to demonstrate reductions in preventable hospitalisations for COPD and asthma in the APHN region.

The project has recruited general practices and pharmacies, in the Local Government Areas of The City of Playford and The City of Salisbury, to actively participate. 

For more information on the project please contact Somi Lindsay, ARHP Project Coordinator on slindsay@asthmasa.org.au