Tasmanian Longitudinal Health Study

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Asthma Australia's 2023 Asthma Discovery Survey

Did you know that the TAHS used to be called the Tasmanian Asthma Study and was originally an investigation of asthma among school children?

From the beginning, the TAHS has enjoyed a great collaborative relationship with the Tasmanian branch of Asthma Australia. Over the years, Asthma Australia has provided input and assistance with funding and data collection.

They are currently running their Asthma Australia’s Asthma Discovery Survey to investigate the individual experiences of people with asthma or breathing problems and those caring for someone who does or working in this space. The research involves an online survey as well as several community forums.

These activities are not a part of the TAHS, but in case you are interested in participating, you can visit https://asthma.org.au/support/community-projects/tasmanian-asthma-discovery-survey/, call or text 0474 654 555 or email jtyler@asthma.org.au.

This project is a partnership with Healthy Tasmania Pty Ltd and is supported by funding from Primary Health Tasmania (Tasmania PHN) through the Australian Government’s Primary Health Networks Program. It was developed from learnings and ideas explored in Asthma Australia’s work in South Australia, which is funded by the Country SA Primary Health Network.

Your participation is completely voluntary and does not influence your involvement with the TAHS.

2022 community reunion events

In mid-2022, the TAHS held community events in Hobart, Launceston, and Burnie for our participants to reconnect with the study and with each other. These events were a huge success!

Members of the TAHS team had a wonderful time mingling with participants and hearing their perspectives on the research. Participants said that they appreciated the opportunity to learn more about the study’s history and achievements and ask questions. One participant wrote on our Facebook page: ‘Thank you for an informative afternoon. Love it when you come away with a clearer understanding of TAHS.’

The TAHS community events were even covered by ABC News  and The Advocate.

2022 Zoom reunion

Our online event, hosted through ZOOM, gave participants who are no longer living in Tasmania the same opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the research they have been involved with for most of their lives.