Published: 6 November 2015

Authors: Shah, S.

Watch online: Peer education programme to improve outcomes in adolescent asthma and smoking prevention

    Preventing smoking uptake and managing adolescent asthma relies on engaging communication and sharing stories. The Triple A programme, founded in Sydney, Australia, seeks to improve the health and wellbeing of students by encouraging them to build resilience against smoking and take control of their asthma.

    Working in disadvantaged communities, and particularly with indigenous students, the programme uses a unique peer-led educational approach, whereby students become the drivers of both the teaching and learning processes. The Triple A workshops are based on an empowerment education approach and social cognitive theory and rely on peers interacting in an engaging and reciprocal manner.