December 3, 2021

Schools and Asthma

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Asthma Online Tool Kit, National Association of School Nurses: Includes a Joint Statement on Improving Asthma Management in Schools by NASN and other health and school-based organizations outlining best practices and proven, effective strategies for a comprehensive approach to asthma management in schools.

Closing the Gap: Addressing Asthma Disparities in Schools, AsthmaCommunityNetwork.org. Learn from this webinar how two innovative programs used a comprehensive, partnership-based approach to address asthma disparities in their school populations and reduce school absenteeism due to asthma. The Los Angeles Unified School District successfully addressed the 10 percent asthma rate in the district’s diverse student population. The Pediatric/Adult Asthma Coalition of New Jersey created a unified method of care for asthma and successfully raised awareness about New Jersey laws related to asthma management in schools.

School and Childcare Providers, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Provides government, and nongovernment resources for school personnel planning or maintaining an asthma management program.

Healthy School Environments and Creating Healthy Indoor Environments in Schools, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Resources on how to create asthma friendly environments in schools.

Creating Asthma-Friendly Environments, American Lung Association: Find out what you, your family and your coworkers can do to create asthma-friendly environments At Home, In Schools, and In the Workplace. Watch a message from the American Lung Association and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency about asthma.

Managing Asthma In Minnesota Schools, The Minnesota Department of Health: A comprehensive resource and training manual for school personnel. The manual and associated PPT’s/tools are in the process of being revised to reflect the EPR-3 guidelines. A number of states have used our program (and consultation) as a foundation for their states school program. 

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