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Taking Asthma to School
Improve Asthma Management in Schools
How asthma-friendly is your school? Accounting for more than 13.8 million lost school days each year, asthma is one of the main illness-related reasons that students miss school. Asthma management in schools requires a comprehensive approach that includes improving indoor air quality and improving a student's access to asthma medicine throughout the school day.
Learn more at the American Lung Association's Asthma in Schools page
Asthma Management in Schools: Community of Practice
Explore the American Lung Association's online learning management system with courses and webinars on topics relating to managing asthma in the school setting. Topics include:
Let's Take Control of Asthma
Asthma Management in Schools Guide
Asthma Medication and Devices
Asthma Action Plan
Access these and other online learning opportunities by following the steps below:
Go to https://lung.training
Click Sign In, or Create an Account.
Once signed in, scroll down through the trainings.
Under New York American Lung Association Asthma Management in Schools: Community of Practice, click ENTER.
To find out more about
Open Airways for Schools®
training and implementation in New York State, please contact
for locations outside of NY, please contact
New York State Center for School Health
A statewide resource for school health personnel that offers guidance, educational materials, forms and templates for the management of health and wellness in schools.
Asthma-specific resources include asthma clinical guidelines, asthma action plans, medication, spacer/valved holding chamber information and resources for educating students, families and school staff.
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