The National Asthma Patient Alliance (NAPA) is proud to support the Asthma Ambassadors program, launched in 2010.
The Asthma Society of Canada has had success with pilot projects using peer-to-peer support, and many people believe that programs such as this will become the cornerstone of chronic disease management around the world. It provides those suffering from uncontrolled asthma a resource, an outlet, and the support they need to obtain the information necessary to manage their asthma. Since this support comes from people they already know, a bond of trust and respect has already been established, and the peer-to-peer outreach is more likely to be successful.
The time commitment is not a large one, and fits into the regular lifestyle already. We simply ask our Asthma Ambassadors to reach out with one-on-one, peer-to-peer support and education – a 5 to 10 minute conversation – with those who are affected by asthma in their existing social circles. If the topic of asthma comes up in conversation, an Asthma Ambassador can provide verbal information about asthma management, and follow-up with a physical information and education package if desired.
If you would like more information about the Asthma Ambassadors program, please click here.
Click here to sign up to become an Asthma Ambassador, or view our self-guided e-learning module about asthma management.
Who can become an
You can! Asthma affects all of us, and anyone with a connection to asthma who would like to help spread information to their
community is welcome to join.