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Indigenous women's project: newborns asthma and parental smoking (NAPS)



The Indigenous women's project (IWP) is funded by the Health Department of Western Australia (WA) and is a continuation of the project previously funded by the Office of Aboriginal Health with the addition of new strategies.

The IWP, delivered by the Asthma Foundation WA, encourages pregnant women, new mothers and their families to protect the foetus and newborn from passive smoke. The project promotes the message 'fresh air grows solid babies' and project initiatives include delivering free brief intervention training to health professionals that work with Indigenous pregnant women and mums throughout the state.

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Newborns asthma and parental smoking project
Asthma Foundation WA
36 Ord Street
West Perth WA 6005
PO Box 864
West Perth WA 6872
Ph: (08) 9289 3600
Fax: (08) 9289 3601

Related publications

Newborns asthma parental smoking project: Indigenous women's project resources (2009)

Asthma Foundation of WA

The Newborns asthma parental smoking project: Indigenous women's project resources includes two brochures, two posters and a booklet:

The booklet How your baby grows was designed for pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers. It provides a memento with spaces for photos and recording special information and follows the stages of pregnancy, providing helpful tips to encourage a smoke free environment for mother and baby. The book was developed by the Asthma Foundation of Western Australia Inc, the Kulunga Research Network, the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, and the Office for Aboriginal Health.

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Last updated: 19 March 2014
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