Need for Asthma-Friendly Schools
The number of school aged children with asthma is on the rise in Florida and across the nation. Schools are increasingly burdened by the poor outcomes resulting from the disease, namely increased absenteeism, decreased academic performance, and limitations on participation in physical activity. The recently released fact sheet from the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) Asthma Program, Asthma in School-Aged Children, Florida 2013, provides recent data on the impact of asthma on Florida students.
Florida Asthma-Friendly School Award
The Florida Asthma-Friendly School Award was developed to recognize schools that meet criteria for excellence in asthma management. These are schools where administrators, staff, nurses, faculty, families, and clinical partners are working together to help students with asthma properly manage their disease.
The award is offered at four levels (bronze, silver, gold, and platinum) based on the number and type of criteria achieved by your school. Award winners enjoy a healthier student body and opportunities to show off their school’s success through local and state marketing efforts. See the Application Guide and Application below for additional details.
Local Asthma-Friendly School Mentors are available to help you through the process of completing the criteria and submitting your application. To get started, click here to sign-up for an Asthma-Friendly School Mentor.
Florida Asthma-Friendly School Materials
- 2012/2013 Florida Asthma-Friendly School Application Guide
- 2012/2013 Florida Asthma-Friendly School Application
The 2013-2014 Resource Guide and Application Packet will be available on September 1, 2013.
Awarded Florida Asthma-Friendly Schools
|Level||Name of Center||Awarded||Partners
|Gold||John Love Elementary||5.17.13||American Lung Association (Mentor)
Duval County Public Schools
The Player’s Center at Wolfson Children’s Hospital
FDOH in Duval County
|Gold||Orange River Elementary||5.21.13||American Lung Association (Mentor)
School District of Lee County
Lee Memorial Health System
FDOH in Lee County
|Silver||John M. Sexton Elementary||5.20.13||American Lung Association (Mentor)
Pinellas County Schools
All Children’s Hospital
FDOH in Pinellas County
|Bronze||Pineview Elementary||5.21.13||Leon School Health Advisory Committee (Mentor)
American Lung Association
Leon County Schools
FDOH in Leon County
|Bronze||W. H. Rhodes Elementary||5.31.13||Sacred Heart Hospital (Mentor)
Santa Rosa County Schools
American Lung Association
FDOH in Santa Rosa County