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SALSA (Students As Lifestyle Activists) and Triple A (Adolescent Asthma Action) are peer-led empowerment leadership programs, currently based in high schools, mostly in Western Sydney.

In both programs, university students train peer leaders (high school students) to teach younger students. They aim to build capacity and skills in the high school students and to strengthen relations between high schools and universities.

The programs are delivered by the Primary Health Care Education and Research Unit (PERU) Рa collaboration between Western Sydney Local Health District and the University of Sydney.

We encourage university students interested in health and adolescent health to find out more and get involved.


What is SALSA?

SALSA is a peer-led leadership program designed to motivate students to improve their diet and increase physical activity.

The SALSA Project is a partnership between Western Sydney Local Health District, Mt Druitt, Blacktown and Hills Medical Practitioners Associations, High Schools, Western Sydney Primary Health Network and the University of Sydney.

Watch the following video for a quick explaintion of the SALSA program.


Triple A Program

The Triple A program aims to educate students about asthma and reduce smoking and prevent smoking uptake in high school students.

Watch the following video for a quick explanation of the Triple A program.