Funding for this initiative has been provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada
Respiratory HealthAwareness Toolkit
Community Specific Resources
BREATHE’s mission is to promote respiratory health awareness in First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities; improve information sharing between community members, and work collaboratively to build capacity and information resources on respiratory health to empower individuals, communities and organizations. The BREATHE website and platform and the Respiratory Health Awareness Model, Toolkit and Information Session were developed as part of a pilot project led by the Asthma Society of Canada and it’s project partners. Click here for the Final Report.
The Asthma Society of Canada is currently exploring opportunities to implement the Model and these tools and resources to First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities.
The model has been designed to conduct public awareness campaigns and disseminate educational materials related to respiratory health in Aboriginal communities using a variety of means and to ensure the adequacy and cultural appropriateness of promotional programs related to chronic respiratory conditions, and their risk factors.
The Toolkit is a Master Toolbox of tools, resources and materials on respiratory health that offer a variety of communication and learning methods that target different audiences within the First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities.
The e-module, the Respiratory Health Information Session, has been developed to train Elders and knowledge keepers to become community Respiratory Health Champions. This interactive information session will equip community Respiratory Health Champions with knowledge that they can bring back to their communities to help inspire and motivate community members to make positive changes with the goal of improving their respiratory health.