TWC seals asthma pact
ASTHMA Australia and Terry White Chemmart (TWC) have entered a three-year partnership to support people with asthma.
Beginning with this month’s Back to School asthma campaign, Terry White Chemmart has pledged funding and in-store support to help Asthma Australia reach a broader audience.
Asthma Australia ceo Michele Goldman said, “This partnership allows us to strengthen our presence in the community, building on work we have done in other healthcare settings.”
“Pharmacists may be the only health professional that some people with asthma see on a regular basis.
“They are uniquely positioned to offer advice and referrals, particularly for people struggling with symptoms whose asthma is poorly controlled,” Goldman said.
She added that demonstrating device technique is another key service pharmacists can offer to help people with asthma ensure they are using medication correctly and getting the maximum benefit.
The Back to School asthma campaign also reminds parents to update asthma action plans and provide them to schools along with spare medication, to minimise the risk of severe asthma flare-ups.
As well as awareness raising activities, Terry White Chemmart pharmacists will connect consumers with Asthma Australia’s support services including the 1800 ASTHMA Helpline (1800 278 462) and will raise funds to support people with asthma.