#AskAboutAsthma is back from 3 – 9 October, raising awareness of asthma in the capital and how to support children and young people suffering from the condition. The campaign is about making simple changes to children and young people’s care that will make a big difference to how they experience their asthma.
The campaign, developed by Healthy London Partnerships, encourages children and young people and their parents and carers to understand how to best manage their asthma with four measures:
Get an asthma action plan in place
Understand how to use inhalers correctly
Schedule an asthma review – every year and after every attack, and;
Consider air pollution and its impact on lung health – we want to ensure that every asthma conversation considers indoor and outdoor air pollution.
An estimated 5,038 children in Haringey have asthma but the incidence of asthma-related hospital admissions for children has been decreasing in the borough in recent years and is currently lower than both the London and national averages.
In Haringey, we are taking a whole-systems approach to asthma management, including addressing environmental triggers, introducing a comprehensive education programme and promoting personalised care and effective preventative interventions to control and reduce the risk of asthma attacks in Haringey. Read all about what we are doing to combat air pollution and create a greener and more equitable borough for everyone in our blog.
Cllr Lucia das Neves, Cabinet Member for : Health, Wellbeing and Communities at Haringey Council said:
“We are delighted to support Healthy London Partnership’s excellent campaign to raise awareness of asthma and the key messages on how children and young people with asthma can be supported in their care.
“In Haringey we are actively working to address air quality and environmental triggers with our air quality action plan for the benefit of all, including asthma sufferers. We all have a part to play in reducing air pollution for example walking or cycling to school or work, turning off engines when idle, or having more greenery in and around homes, schools and offices.
“It’s encouraging to see that the incidence of asthma-related hospital admissions in Haringey is falling and lower than the London average. However, it is really important that everyone involved in caring for children and young people with asthma know how best to support them. We can all help share the message so that children, young people and their parents or carers feel informed and supported to #AskAboutAsthma.”
See #AskAboutAsthma 2022 webpages (external link) for more information on the campaign.
For more information and resources relating to asthma in Haringey visit our webpage.
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