New online Indigenous Lung Health Checklist launched


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Lung Foundation Australia in collaboration with the Queensland Government’s Indigenous Respiratory Outreach Care Program have developed the first ever Australia-wide Lung Health Checklist specifically for the Indigenous community.

The Checklist takes a few minutes to perform, and the eight simple questions will help to recognise symptoms and risks of lung disease and the need to act promptly.

The Indigenous Lung Health Checklist is narrated by the Lung Foundation’s Ambassador and Olympic Legend Cathy Freeman so it is broadly accessible to all communities.

This checklist will help tackle the vital issue of improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ lung health, with Indigenous peoples almost twice as likely to die from a lung-related condition than non-Indigenous Australians.

Lung Foundation Australia encourages everyone to take the Indigenous Lung Health Checklist at http://indigenouslungscheck.lungfoundation.com.au/.

 

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