Schools & Early Care and Education Programs
Asthma is one of the most common long-term diseases of children. It is our goal to provide school healthcare providers an “Asthma In the Schools Toolkit” as a starting point to help advocate and educate your school and community about the importance of asthma-friendly schools.
Here’s how the CDC defines an Asthma Friendly School:
- Appropriate school health services for students with asthma, ensuring that students take their medicines and learn to use them when appropriate.
- Asthma education for students with asthma and awareness programs for students, school staff, parents, and families.
- A safe and healthy school environment to reduce asthma triggers.
- Safe and enjoyable physical education and activities for students with asthma.
Below are a few materials you can download to make it easy to share the importance of Asthma education with your schools.
Other Asthma Resources
- American Lung Association: Lungtropolis Game
- PBS Kids Arthur's Buster Baxter: Lung Defender Game
- Fun & Interactive Games to Learn How To Use Inhalers
- Sesame Street's "A is for Asthma Toolkit"
- BrainPOP - Asthma Information and Games
- AIR Square - Asthma Society of Canada
- EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI) Information & Games for Teachers
- Asthma Kids - Asthma Agent Game
- Don't Let Asthma Keep You Out of the Game - Podcast
- EPA - Asthma Information for Parents
- Huff & Puff: An Asthma Tale Video Series
- AAAAI - Just For Kids: Games, Puzzles, Videos and more
- National Asthma Council Australia
Open Airways for Schools reporting resources for those schools seeking Silver and above recognition level:
This publication was supported by the Grant or cooperative Agreement Number, 5 UE1 EH000523-07, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.