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Indigenous Women's Project: Newborns Asthma and Parental Smoking (NAPS)



The Indigenous women's project (IWP) was funded by the Health Department of Western Australia (WA) and was 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, encouraged pregnant women, new mothers and their families to protect the fetus and newborn from passive smoke. The project promoted the message 'fresh air grows solid babies' and project initiatives included delivering free brief intervention training to health professionals that worked with Aboriginal pregnant women and mums throughout the state. The project also developed two brochures, two posters and a booklet including:

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract


Asthma Foundation WA
36 Ord Street
West Perth WA 6005
PO Box 864
West Perth WA 6872
Ph: (08) 9289 3600
Ph: 1800 278 462 (freecall)
Fax: (08) 9289 3601

Evaluated publications

Asthma Foundation of WA (2012)

Newborn asthma and parental smoking project evaluation.

Perth, WA: Asthma Foundation of WA

This report outlines the evaluation results of the Newborns Asthma and Parental Smoking Project and the Indigenous Women's Project which encouraged pregnant women, new mothers and their families to protect children from exposure to harmful tobacco smoke.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract


Last updated: 10 April 2017
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