Phase I Projects

Asthma Awareness Programs for School-Aged Children

Asthma Aware 
Lung Association of Nova Scotia
Provides training to coaches, Girl Guide and Scout leaders, with children with asthma in their care, to improve their awareness and management of this disease and create a safer environment for children.
Overview: Asthma Aware
Growing Healthy Children and Youth: Increasing Awareness of Childhood Asthma Prevalence 
Ontario Lung Association
Provides culturally appropriate asthma education to school-aged children, focusing on First Nations communities in northwest Ontario.
Asthma and Physical Activity through a Train-the-Trainer Approach 
Ontario Physical and Health Education Association  (OPHEA)
Develops a “train the trainer” program related to exercising with asthma, to increase community leaders’ awareness regarding the importance of physical activity in children with asthma.
A Nationally Supported Course Builds the Capacity of Canadian Communities to Provide Child-Friendly Support to Children with Asthma 
Governors of University of Alberta, Alberta Asthma Centre
Modifies and provides an online asthma education program for health care providers (Roaring Adventures of Puff – RAP) who require an alternate format of training.
Air Aware / Asthma
Clean Air Champions
Provides education to youth about links between asthma, air quality, and climate change.

Baseline Needs Assessments

Awareness of Risk Factors for Lung Diseases, Including the Social Determinants of Health among First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities and Health Professional Working with These Communities
An Exploration of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Perspectives on Community Respiratory Health Awareness Initiatives 
Asthma Society of Canada
Informs the development of a culturally appropriate community outreach model for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities.
Establishing Need for Awareness Initiatives about Risk Factors for Respiratory Diseases among Health Professionals Working with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Communities
British Columbia Lung Association
Provides baseline data to enhance the capacity of health care professionals working with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities.
Tobacco: Can We Change? / Asitjiirunnaqpaa 
Government of Nunavut
Provides a better understanding of the cultural, social, and economic reasons for tobacco use in Nunavut.
Self-Awareness of Need for Early Detection, and Available Tools for Early Detection of Respiratory Diseases in Undiagnosed Individuals at High Risk of Respiratory Diseases and Aboriginal Communities
Needs Assessment of COPD Awareness in the HIV+ Population 
British Columbia Lung Association
Provides baseline data for creating interventions specific to those within the HIV positive population that are at risk for chronic lung diseases.
Exploring Self Awareness of Chronic Lung Disease Risk Factors in Canadians at High Risk 
Canadian Lung Association
Provides baseline data on the attitudes of those at risk for chronic lung diseases, including sleep apnea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and lung cancer. 
►Note: Results published in the November/December 2010 issue of the Canadian Respiratory Journal: volume 17 (6): 287-294. 
Awareness of Indoor or Outdoor Environmental Risk Factors in Prevention of Lung Diseases in Youth at High Risk for Lung Diseases due to Indoor/Outdoor Air Quality
Baseline Needs Assessment for Tuberculosis Education in First Nations Youth 
Governors of University of Alberta, Research Service Office
Provides recommendations for the development of a culturally relevant tuberculosis curriculum for grade school students.
Baseline Needs Assessment for Education Resources for Youth in Grades 6-12
Clean Air Champions
Identifies recommendations for development of curriculum-linked resources to improve awareness of outdoor air quality in grade school students. 
Awareness of Indoor or Outdoor Environmental Risk Factors in Prevention and Management of Lung Diseases in Patients Diagnosed with a Lung Disease or Health Care Practitioners Working with these Patients 
Environmental Tobacco Smoke Exposure Among School-Age Children with Asthma 
Ontario Lung Association
Conducting a needs assessment of health care practitioners to create baseline data regarding children’s exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in their communities.