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Asthma in Schools

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America supports policies and programs that protect students with asthma in schools. It is our goal to see each state have current and appropriate asthma management programs in place for its students. We also support more training for teachers and school staff to know how to recognize and treat asthma emergencies.

We believe with the right training and policies in place, not only will our schools be safer for children with asthma, but lives can be saved.

The resources listed below provide useful information about asthma for parents, school administrators and childcare providers.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

  • COVID-19 and Asthma Toolkit for Schools: a toolkit and resource guide to help schools create environments that help protect students and staff with asthma while preventing the spread of new coronavirus (SARS-C0V-2) that causes COVID-19.
  • Asthma Management Education Online: An online program that recognizes the critical role allied health professionals play in educating and caring for the patient with asthma and allergies.
  • Wee Breathers: A flexible and interactive program designed to reach families of preschool-age children with asthma in their homes or child care settings. The program consists of 7 one-hour checklists for identifying asthma triggers in the home and child care centers, and an instructor guide.

Healthy Schools Campaign

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

  • AirNow: Provides daily air quality information such as forecasts and action day notifications via email for your area of interest. Air quality information allows you to adjust your lifestyle when necessary on unhealthy air quality days.