The Foundation's vision is to 'be the leaders in respiratory health knowledge to improve respiratory health outcomes for all' by developing and supporting respiratory health best practice through Research, Education and Advocacy. The Foundation's key events, campaigns and publications all support our vision.

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The Foundation produces the 'Impact of Respiratory Disease in NZ' report, the best practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma and COPD in NZ, and compiles the latest research and findings in the respiratory space into our research portal.

See the Impact of Respiratory Disease in NZ report.
Visit the NZ Respiratory Guidelines website.
Visit our Respiratory Research Portal.

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The Foundation has developed asthma education toolkits for both parents and teachers, runs an asthma in schools education programme (Sailor the Pufferfish show), and hosts a vaping education website (Don't Get Sucked In).

Visit Don't Get Sucked In website.

Visit Learn about Lungs website (includes the 'Teacher's Asthma Toolkit' and 'Managing Your Child's Asthma').

Visit Sailor the Pufferfish website.

Visit Sailor the Pufferfish digital classroom.

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The Foundation advocates to government and raises awareness about respiratory disease in New Zealand.

Read our Latest News.
See the NZ Respiratory Strategy.
See our Political Manifesto.

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The Foundation hosts the biennial New Zealand Respiratory Conference - the country's leading event for health professionals in the respiratory space, and the NZ Respiratory Achievers Awards to acknowledge the success of those who overcome the challenge of a respiratory condition, as well as those who support these people.

Find out more about the NZ Respiratory Conference.
Find out more about the NZ Respiratory Awards.

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The Foundation runs three major awareness campaigns each year to raise awareness about respiratory disease in New Zealand. The campaigns focus on asthma and COPD - two of New Zealand's most prevalent respiratory diseases.

Find out more about World Asthma Day.
Find out more about Breathe Better September.
Find out more about World COPD Day.

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'Better Breathing' magazine is the Foundation's quarterly magazine containing latest news and interesting articles, stories and research about respiratory conditions - it is published and distributed in both hardcopy and online. Our Annual Report showcases our key initiatives and projects over the past year.

View our Better Breathing magazine.
View our latest Annual Report.