Helpful Links & Resources

The following links and resources can help you better manage asthma for you and your family. 

Air Quality Flag Program

Here's how the Air Quality Flag Program works: each day your organization raises a flag that corresponds to how clean or polluted the air is. The color of the flag matches EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI): green, yellow, orange, red, and purple. On unhealthy days, your organization can use this information to adjust physical activities to help reduce exposure to air pollution, while still keeping people active. Click here to learn more about the flag program. To request a flag kit contact Wanda Donham at Wanda.Donham@flhealth.gov

Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America

The Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America is a trusted source for patients. Their website is a great resource for people living with allergies and asthma. Another great resource is Kids with Food Allergies, a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. 

Allergy & Asthma Network

This national nonprofit network of families offers information about living with allergies and asthma. Allergy & Asthma Network can help with your questions, concerns, and fears about asthma. To view the Network's e-news and other publications, click here. To view the Network's weather specific information and resources, click here.

American Lung Association 

The American Lung Association is committed to supporting those affected by asthma and offers a variety of resources and information about the disease. Check out some of their key asthma support and education resources here.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

This federal agency informs people about the environment and develops and enforces regulations to protect the environment. Its mission is to protect human health and the environment. Learn how you can control asthma triggers indoors and outdoors by clicking here. View and print the EPA's Asthma Home Environment Checklist.

Find an Allergist

The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology provides a mapping tool for patients to find a Certified Allergist in their area to treat allergies and asthma. To find a Certified Allergist near you, click here.

Florida Asthma Coalition Managing Asthma at Home Handout

Medicaid Health Care Alert

Reimbursement claims of spacer devices for inhalers, under durable medical equipment and pharmacy service benefits, made by health plans will be accepted. For more information please visit the Florida Medicaid Web Portal. 

The National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute

This site provides easy-to-read information about asthma to help you learn about the latest information on asthma management. To visit their website, click here.

Allergy & Asthma Network

The Allergy & Asthma Network provides

Asthma Mobile Apps

App

Description

Goals

Cost

Wellpets

Wizdy Pets

Wizdy Pets is for kids ages 6-11 care for a loveable pet that wants to blow fire to defeat the smog monster, but cannot because it has asthma. Kids can care for the pet in a way that mirrors their own self-care.

Inhaler technique

Controller medication timing

Trigger avoidance

Symptom recognition

Free

 

Assist Me With Inhalers

 

Assist Me With Inhalers is a patient centered app that instructs patients on how to use their inhaler and it will even set a reminder for them to take scheduled treatments. The app has 11 types of inhalers that it goes over. These types include: MDI – closed and open mouthed, MDI spacer, Aerolizer, autohaler, diskus, flexhaler, twisthaler, handihaler, respimat and neohaler.

Inhaler technique

Medication compliance

Alerts to take medication

Free

AsthmaMD - Apps on Google Play

AsthmaMD

 

 

 

Many doctors recommend asthma patients to keep a daily journal to keep track of asthma symptoms, potential triggers, and medications. It helps doctors diagnose the cause of asthma and prescribe the most effective treatment. But, the paper and pencil based journals are hard to keep, and very difficult to sort through during the few precious minutes doctor spend with the patient in an office visit. AsthmaMD app changes that.

Asthma education

Symptoms

Triggers

Medication Use

 

Free

Asthma Buddy

Asthma Buddy

 

Asthma Buddy is a take-anywhere reminder of your day-to-day asthma medications. This easy to use app can help you to recognize if your asthma is getting worse and tell you what to do in response.

Medication Use

Peak Flow Tracker

Asthma Action Plan

Symptoms

Triggers

Asthma Education

Free

pollen

Pollen.com

Pollen.com's friendly application provides index levels for four different conditions: Allergy (Pollen), Asthma, Cold and Cough, and Ultraviolet Sensitivity. With a simple touch of the screen, you can plan your day with the One Day Alerts or think about your whole week with the four day forecasts!

Pollen alerts

 Free

 

                                                  Air Quality Index by AirNow.gov

                                                  Every day the Air Quality Index (AQI) tells                                                                                                                                                        you how clean or polluted your outdoor                                                                                                                                                            air is, along with associated health effects       Air Quality Index          Free                                                                                                    that may be of concern. The AQI translates air                                                                                                                                                quality data into numbers and colors that help                                                                                                                                                  people understand when to take action to                                                                                                  Air Quality Index                        protect their health.