Improving childhood asthma (ICAM) community of practice – session 4 (27 March 2024)

The CoP provides an opportunity for all asthma care providers managing children to come together to improve their clinical knowledge and confidence. The sessions build the confidence of clinicians to access resources and services to better link patients into the system.

Session resources

Updated HealthPathways asthma pages

Community Asthma Program (CAP)

The Community Asthma Program (CAP) provides free asthma education and support for children (1- 17yrs) with asthma or pre-school asthma. Asthma nurse educators work one on one with families to provide information and help them manage their child’s asthma. Including medication management, understanding Asthma Actions Plans, when to seek medical or emergency assistance and liaison with GPs and education settings. Asthma nurse educators can provide education using telehealth, clinic or home visits. This service is provided by cohealth or DPV, depending on your location. For more information and to make a referral go to or

The referral form is on Best Practice. The new referral form will be on the CAP webpage in the coming weeks. In the meantime contact: Referrals accepted from all health care professionals, schools and direct from families.

If you would like to register for more information about the Community Asthma Program please complete this form:

Also, if you are interested, cohealth’s YouTube page has some great videos made by young people with asthma:

Links from Zoom meeting/chat:

Further learning opportunities: 

QI activities: Our Quality Improvement (QI) Asthma Review and Asthma Action Plan templates are available for general practices to improve patient outcomes and deliver best practice care. The completion of these self-directed quality improvement activities can easily be self-recorded for RACGP – Measuring Outcomes hours.

  1. Increase the number of paediatric patients who have had a 6-monthly asthma review (moderate to severe asthma)
  2. Increase the number of paediatric patients who have a complete asthma action plan